Personal Finance: Budgeting
ALA Recommended Books
- Financially Fearless by Finally, a financial plan that lets you be YOU, only richer. It's time to throw away all your old notions of what financial advice should look like. Because if you're looking for a book to put you on an austerity savings plan that has you giving up vacations and lattes, you're out of luck. But if you're looking to get your finances in rock-hard shape - in less time than it takes to finish a workout - then Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest, has your back. How? Through the LearnVest Program. First, you'll take stock of where you stand today. Then, you'll create your customized 50/20/30 plan. 50/20/30 simply refers to the percentage breakdown of how to spend your take-home pay each month. The 50 gets the essentials out of the way so you don't have to stress about them. The 20 sets your foundation for the future, then the 30 is left to spend on the things that bring happiness to your life. By the time you're finished reading this book, you'll walk away with a financial game plan tailored to your priorities, your hopes and dreams, and your lifestyle. And, because von Tobel and the team at LearnVest are experts at financial planning in the online era, you'll also learn how to integrate your financial plan into your mobile, social, digital life. Like your own personal financial planner between two covers, this book will set you up for a secure, worry-free money future, without having to give up things you love. So toss those old-school financial guides out the window, and get ready to start living your richest life.Call Number: 332.024 VONISBN: 9780385347617Publication Date: 2013
- Budgeting 101 by Don't break the bank--learn to create and stick to a budget with this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to saving money sensibly in this edition of the popular 101 series. Sometimes, it can seem like saving money is impossible. With everyday expenses, from groceries and gas, to the electric bill and lunch money, as well as those unexpected expenses, like car repairs and medical bills, getting--and keeping--control of your finances can feel overwhelming. With Budgeting 101, you can start saving now. This clear and simple guide provides tons of practical advice for keeping track of your finances. With useful tips on setting financial goals, reducing debt, finding ways to save money, and creating and following a budget plan, you'll have your dollars and cents under control in no time. Why spend more of your hard-earned money on a financial advisor? Filled with expert advice on a wide range of the most common financial concerns and step-by-step instructions to managing your money both now and in the future, Budgeting 101 has you covered.Call Number: RCLSISBN: 9781507209073Publication Date: 2018
- Money Is Everything by The Most Up-to-Date Personal Finance Book for the Brave New Economy Like your own personal trainer, Money Is Everything will intuitively walk you through the four stages of money and show you the best ways to Make It, Spend It, Borrow It and Save It. Money Is Everything is not your average personal finance book chock-full of the trite and tired same-old advice. Specifically written by and for Millennials, it will help you: Get the internship and job you want Understand and implement a financial plan (a.k.a. a budget!) Create a steady flow of side income Learn how to save money on small and big purchases (and get some free stuff) Take control of your credit score Turn the tables on banks and borrowers Become debt-free "Call Number: RCLSISBN: 9781623155346Publication Date: 2015
- The One-Page Financial Plan by Whenever I tell people about my job as a financial advisor, the conversation inevitably turns to how hopeless they feel when it comes to dealing with money. More than once, they've begged, "Just tell me what to do." It's no surprise that even my most successful friends feel confused or paralyzed. Even if they have a shelfful of personal finance books, they don't have time to make sense of all the information available. They don't just want good advice, they want the best advice--so rather than do the "wrong thing," they do nothing. Their 401(k) and bank statements pile up, unexamined or maybe even unopened. What they don't realize is that bad calls about money aren't failures; they're just what happens when emotional creatures have to make decisions about the future with limited information. What I tell them is that we need to scrap striving for perfection and instead commit to a process of guessing and making adjustments when things go off track. Of course we're going to make the best guesses we can--but we're not going to obsess over getting them exactly right. The fact is, in a single page you can prioritize what you really want in life and figure out how to get there. That's because a great financial plan has nothing to do with what the markets are doing, what your real estate agent is pitching, or the hot stock your brother-in-law told you about. It has everything to do with what's most important to you. By now you may be wondering, "What about the details? How much do I need to invest each year, and how do I allocate it? How much life insurance do I need?" Don't worry: I'll cover those topics and many more, sharing strategies that will take the complexity out of them. The most important thing is getting clarity about the big picture so you can cope with the unexpected. Maybe you'll lose the job you thought was secure; you'll take a financial risk that doesn't pan out; you'll have twins when you were only budgeting for one. In other words: Life will happen. But no matter what happens, this book will help you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to go.Call Number: 332.024 RICISBN: 9781591847557Publication Date: 2015
- Personal Finance by Understand personal finance and put your money to work! Is your money working to increase your wealth? If not, it's time to take stock of your financial situation. Personal Finance For Dummies, 8th Edition offers time-tested financial tips and advice on how to continue to grow your financial assets in light of the changing market and economic conditions. A new breed of fiscal consciousness has arisen'and it's high time for you to join the movement by taking control over your financial life. This relevant text guides you through major financial subject areas, such as budgeting, saving, getting out of debt, making timely investment choices, and planning for the future. By looking at all aspects of your financial wellbeing, you can pinpoint the areas in which you need to change your strategy, and can identify how you can use the assets you have to continue to grow and protect your wealth. Personal finance is an important topic, as your financial wellbeing has an integral impact on so many aspects of your life. Taking the pulse of your finances every now and then is critical to ensuring that you're on the right track'and to identifying the areas in which you can improve your financial strategies. Explore time-tested financial tips and advice that help improve your financial wellbeing Consider how different aspects of your financial life work with and against one another, and how to bring them into alignment to enhance your overall financial situation Discover updated recommendations and strategies that account for changing market and economic conditions Look at your financial situation from a new perspective, and understand what you can do to improve it Personal Finance For Dummies, 8th Edition shows you how to take stock of your financial situation and put your money to work.Call Number: 332.024 TYSISBN: 9781119114291Publication Date: multiple ed.
- The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read by Stop working for money and put your money to work for you! Tens of thousands of readers trust Dan Solin's advice when it comes to investing, managing their 401(k)s, and planning for retirement. Now Solin offers the smartest guide to money management and financial planning yet. From managing your debt, boosting your savings, and owning (or renting) a home to buying insurance, maximizing investment returns, and retiring when you want to, The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read is your road map to financial freedom-and to enjoying yourself along the way.Call Number: 332.024 SOLISBN: 9780399537219Publication Date: 2011
- Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times by Clark Howard is a media powerhouse and penny-pincher extraordinaire who knows a thing or two about money. A lifelong entrepreneur who is now the hugely popular host of a talk radio program and television show and the bestselling author of several books, Clark consistently delivers expert financial advice to his wide and devoted fan base. Living Large in Lean Times is Clark's ultimate guide to saving money, covering everything from cell phones to student loans, coupon websites to mortgages, investing to electric bills, and beyond. In his candid and friendly next-door-neighbor manner, Clark shares the small, manageable steps everyone can follow to build a path towards independence and wealth. Chock-full of more than 250 invaluable tips, the book outlines how to: Locate missing and unclaimed money in your name Lower your student loan payment Find legitimate work-at-home opportunities Get unlimited texting and e-mailing for less than $10 per month Know what personal info not to post to social media sites Determine the best mortgage rate, and much, much more As Clark demonstrates, there are myriad ways to reduce debt, buy smarter, and build a future. Follow his lead and he'll get you there.Call Number: 332.024 HOWISBN: 9781583334331Publication Date: 2011
- You Need a Budget by Wall Street Journal Bestseller Experience a life free of financial stress and transform your relationship to money with this indispensable guide--the first book based on You Need A Budget's proven method that has helped hundreds of thousands of people break the paycheck to paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and live the life they want to live. No one should tell you what to do with your money--only you know what's most important to you. Always guiding you back to your true priorities, Jesse Mecham will fundamentally change the way you think about your money and what it can do for you. His proven method--four, simple rules--will transform money management from a paralyzing burden to a powerful tool, putting you in total control of your life: Give Every Dollar A Job. Be intentional about what you want your money to do before you spend it. Embrace Your True Expenses. Break up larger, less frequent expenses into smaller, more manageable amounts. By saving monthly for insurance premiums, holidays, or car repairs, when the time comes, your money is ready and waiting to do its job. Roll With The Punches. When life changes, so must your budget. Make adjustments and move along. Flexible budgets succeed because they're guilt-free, realistic, and sustainable. Age Your Money. As you repeat the first three rules, you'll increase the time between the moment you earn a dollar and the moment you need to spend it. When your money is at least a month old, you'll have finally broken the paycheck to paycheck cycle for good. This tried-and-true system has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by teaching them how to take charge, adjust money habits, eliminate stress, and build the life they want to live. Don't waste another month counting down the minutes until payday....Call Number: 332.024 MECISBN: 9780062567581Publication Date: 2017
- Budgeting Book by A step-by-step plan for creating a budget that makes every dollar count! Are you looking for practical ways to stretch your paycheck? Between working and maintaining a home, saving money can be difficult, but with The Everything Budgeting Book, 3rd Edition, you'll learn to use your money wisely today and prepare for tomorrow. This step-by-step guide shows you how to: Improve spending patterns. Save on everyday expenses. Keep finances in order. Prepare for unexpected events. Plan for the future. Whether you're saving for a house, a child's education, or a new car, The Everything Budgeting Book, 3rd Edition will help you meet your financial goals. With this essential guide, you can stop living paycheck-to-paycheck and start enjoying the wealth you didn't even know you had.Call Number: RCLSISBN: 9781440567766Publication Date: 2013
- Are You Financially Fit? A workbook to help readers foster a financially fit lifestyle.
- Budget Calculator An easy-to-use monthly budget calculator from Clearpoint, a division of Money Management International.
- Consumer.gov: Making a Budget A basic overview of the importance of budgeting and steps to start a budget.
- Feed the Pig Campaign from the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) with a mission to help people get started with a budget and create a financial plan.
- Kiplinger's Interactive Budgeting Worksheet A virtual worksheet to help manage monthly living expenses.
- Practical Money Skills for Life: Budgeting An overview on budgeting, with a worksheet and calculators. Sponsored by VISA.
- Well Kept Wallet Deacon Hayes is a financial expert, speaker, and podcaster. He is the founder of Well Kept Wallet which is a financial education company that provides personal finance resources to people across the world.
- Debt Free Guys Live fabulously, not fabulously broke.
American Library Association. Financial Literacy in Public Libraries: A Guide for Building Collections.
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Thrall Library's Links for Investors.
CFPB's list of financial educational resources