3 Books on Personal Finance to Read Over Spring Break

Vacations are great. It’s very good to disconnect and just relax! And the same time, though, sometimes our mind starts to wander and we tend to lose our focus by the time we come back. I feel this is specially true for spring break! I come back a little confused, a little groggy.

This is why it’s so important to keep our mind working a bit when we are going through small breaks. Now, this doesn’t mean you will spend your break studying or reading, but it’s good to dedicate one hour a day to something intellectually stimulating.

It’s good to have a written guide to keep yourself on track! Whether you are looking for foundations of personal finance or something more specific, having extra materials at hand can be useful when you are in the process of taking control of your money.

Here are three books the SMMO office has been reading and loving thus far:

  1. No More Mac ‘n Cheese! This is a pretty handy guide to everything adulting related. It outlines practical tips and knowledge that is useful whether you are starting your career or you are looking to get your financial life in order.
  2. Total Money Makeover. If you know nothing about personal finance and you need some tough love, Dave Ramsey has that for you. You will read all about the snowball method to eliminate debt, and why it’s so important for you to establish an emergency fun.
  3. The Millionaire Next Door. This is a book that gets more into the way wealthy people live in the United States, and how no millionaire is made equal. This examines the lives of actual millionaires and might teach you a thing or two about what it means to be frugal.

Give one of these a try, and let us know who you liked it (or not, that’s also fine!).