Today, I’m sharing a few books I’m reading to help me stay motivated with paying off my debt. By the way – because I’m participating in #NoSpendtember – all of these books were received as gifts, purchased previously, or purchased via birthday gift cards (thanks, Mom & Deb!)
Book #1: Dear Debt by Melanie Lockert
Melanie is actually a well-known blogger in the personal finance community. (Check out her blog here!)
Not only did I get this book as a gift from my future mother-in-law (Hi Deb!), but I’m excited to read it because it’s partially a memoir in addition to being a how-to book on paying off debt.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with her, Melanie graduated with a Master’s degree with $81,000 of student loans, which took her a total of nine years to pay off.
Both her blog and her book, Dear Debt, chronicle her personal finance journey and it has really helpful and relatable advice on how to stay the course.
Next, I want to read Your Money or Your Life because the author has a very interesting approach on how to look at money. Robin doesn’t view money as just dollars and cents, but as hours you spend out of your life working in order to get that money.
For example: if I get paid $10 an hour, a $5 coffee mug isn’t just a mug, but it’s half an hour of my life.
Hopefully, by reading this book, I will get more motivation on how to get my spending under control.
Book #3: Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth
J.D. Roth is also a well-known blogger in the personal finance space. (Check out his blog here!)
I actually didn’t know too much about this book, but – when I heard it was written by J.D. Roth (one of my favorite personal finance bloggers) – I didn’t hesitate to purchase it. It seems that this book covers everything you need to know about getting your finances in order.
And, I’m really interested in hearing J.D.’s take on it because – like Melanie – J.D. Roth was not always great at money. Back in the day, J.D. had $35,000 in consumer debt, but he paid it off and now is financially independent, HELLO!
So, once again, I’m really excited to give this book a read.
If you want to follow along, I’ll be using the hashtag #BGRBooks on Instagram and Twitter (#BrokeGirlBooks got banned on Instagram for some reason) and will hopefully have book reviews for you within the next couple of months.
But, until next time I wish you all progress and prosperity!