7 books on personal finance to read this summer

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Summer is here! And while there’s likely many things you want to do while the sun is shining, we suggest adding some reading to your list. Not only is it relaxing, but you can also brush up on your skills to better manage your money. That’s why we’ve collected a guide of good books to read this summer on personal finance—for all levels. Read on for the best books  on financial education.

The best personal finance books to help manage your money

A bestseller on family finance

1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Robert T. Kiyosaki)

We recommend this read for anyone looking to learn about the importance of personal finance and an understanding of some basic financial concepts.

This book by Robert T. Kiyosaki is a popular personal finance bestseller. It compares the parallel lives of two fathers–one rich and the other poor–through anecdotes about everyday situations related to family finance and financial education.

For millennials looking to manage their money

2. Broke Millennial (Erin Lowry)

This book is recommended for young people who want to gain control of their personal finances and get their bank accounts in good order. The author takes a fresh and fun approach to explaining some of the most common problems millennials face when it comes to money. 

A personal finance classic that’s still relevant today

3. The Richest Man in Babylon (George S. Clason)

This is a personal finance classic that uses a fable about a man living in Ancient Babylon to illustrate financial tips. Even though it was written in 1926, it’s still a good, short read for both young and old alike. 

Understand the influence of psychology on money management

4. Dollars and Sense (Dan Ariely)

If you’re looking for books to read this summer, don’t miss Dan Ariely’s introduction to the world of behavioral economics. It will help you understand the how’s and why’s of the bad financial choices we make on a daily basis. These 350 must-read pages will take you on a fun and educational journey into behavioral economics.

Learn how to make the most of your financial decisions 

5. The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed and Happiness (Morgan Housel)

Despite only having been published in 2020, many rank this book as a financial education classic. Morgan Housel expertly weaves the behavioral patterns of our small, everyday financial decisions into 18 short stories.

Throughout the book, you’ll find advice and practical tools to efficiently manage your finances.

Get ahead on managing the family budget

6. Invest in Yourself: Como Organizar Tu Economia En 11 Pasos Para Vivir Mejor (Natalia de Santiago)

This summer read will help you rethink your approach to domestic finances, no matter your level of financial experience. Key topics covered by the author, Natalia de Santiago, include family budgets, when to invest in buying a house, setting realistic savings goals, and much, much more. 

This title is only available in Spanish, but what a great opportunity to work on your financial fluency AND your Spanish at the same time.

A children’s introduction to money

7.  ¡El dinero no cae del cielo! (Money doesn’t fall from the sky!) (Emmanuel Trédez)

There are also books about finance to get the young ones started on a path to good money habits. This read from Emmanuel Trédez is a great Spanish read for kids ages 9 to 12 years old. They’ll have some fun learning some basic financial concepts—like "what is a bank account?” and "where does money come from?”. 

Manage your money at N26

The world of finance can get very complicated very quickly, especially when you’re just starting out. At N26, we want to help you manage your money better—whether you’re taking your first steps in the world of personal finance, or looking to refresh your financial strategy. That’s why we’re always launching innovative personal finance tools—like daily spending limits, Statistics to automatically track your spending, and Spaces to keep an eye on your savings goals. Sign up for an N26 bank account—right from your phone–in just 8 minutes today! 

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