Personal finance book recommendations

We asked you to suggest summer reading picks. Here's a selection of your recommendations.

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  1. Although not directly a personal finance book. "The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal has an incredible amount of insight into how willpower affects your life. Managing money well has a lot to do with managing your emotions and marshaling willpower in service of your goals, therefore learning how to have more of it is a great personal finance tool.
  2. All roads lead to 'The Millionaire Next Door'
  3. How about setting a goal of spending time reading all of one's financial statements, credit cards, bank statements, 401K statements, brokerage statements etc and try and make sense of it ?
  4. Total Money Makeover, if you can understand that the numbers he uses (12%!) are examples only and that the principles of getting out and staying out of debt works.
  5. "Your Money or Your Life" by Vicki Robin
  6. Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine
  7. The Debt Free Spending Plan. A few years old but i just discoverd it.
  8. Clark Howard has a new one coming out
  9. Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason; The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley; and The 4 hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. (and Total Money Makeover to tie it all together)
  10. The Total Monery Makeover by Dave Ramsey & Your'e Broke Because You Want To Be by Larry Winget is all you'll ever need.
  11. Securing your financial future by chris smith
  12. The Difference by Jean Chatzky
  13. Your own check ledger .. and your pay stub
  14. Savings Book! Yeah, old school.... :-)
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