All of the books I am recommending are on my shelf, and I was so excited about them that I brought … [+]
I wrote a very similar article back in 2020 with a list of five books I thought everyone should read. I stand by each and every book I chose for that list, but with so many new personal finance books coming out each week–and my tendency to discover some books a few years after they’re released–I thought it was time to add some of my newer favorites. All of the books I am recommending are on my shelf, and I was so excited about them that I brought the authors onto my podcast to talk about them.
1. STACKED: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management
By Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy-Birken
No matter how much we try not to and how many resources we publish on finance topics, we’re still leaving people behind. This book is trying to change that. And coming from podcasting legend Joe Saul-Sehy of Stacking Benjamins and best-selling author Emily Guy-Birken, this book is an automatic winner. I had the pleasure of talking to Joe about this book on my podcast, which I hope you’ll check out.
The reason I recommend this book is because it does something that very few other books have done: it makes finance funny and approachable. Without a formal education in personal finance offered by schools, we’re on our own to learn about money and it can be daunting. Books like STACKED take the stress out of it and make it something you can dip your toe into before diving headfirst.
My favorite part (and, as mine was published first, I take credit for being the inspiration) is that in the same way I end each chapter of my book, Don’t Retire.. Graduate!, with an extra credit assignment, this book ends each chapter with a checklist of achievements you can cross off to get your merit badge.
Get the book here.
2. Save Your Retirement! (From Mass Destruction by the 7 Retirement Villains)
By Patrick Strubbe
This is probably the most unique personal finance book I have ever come across. It is X-Men meets money in the best way. I was able to talk to Patrick Strubbe about his book as well, and it is one of my favorite podcast episodes to date.
I recommend this book because it takes seven …….