Awesome Finance Books Every Woman Should Read

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The most successful people in the world all have one thing in common: they never stop reading. Having previously shared what I consider the best books about finance, many of you expressed interest in reading and discussing them together, as well as having regular recommendations on finance books to read. And so last year, the Family Finance Mom Book Club was born. Read on to learn how you can find our current club pick and join the discussion!

Family Finance Mom Book Club

Nonfiction can be a turn off for some readers. It can also be hard to read about topics that are new to you, if you have to look up new vocabulary or don't have a resource to support you when you encounter elements you don't understand. But for those interested in deepening their understanding of personal finance, books can be a tremendous resource.

How #FFMBookClub Works

Since there is no shortage of finance books to read, each quarter, I come up with a shortlist of nonfiction picks related to finance. They vary from social commentary on economic inequality, personal stories of financial improvement, market history, to even self improvement books you can apply to all elements of your life, including your family finances.

I put the list up to a vote in my Instagram stories, and my followers choose the book we will read. We read one new book each quarter. A new book is announced the first week of each quarter in January, April, July, and October for discussion during the last month of the quarter in March, June, September and December.

To join the discussion, all you have to do is follow me @FamilyFinanceMom and #FFMBookClub on Instagram. You'll find all our previous book picks and discussion posts there. And as you read with us, you are welcome to post your own as well!

Our Current Pick Is...

For Q2 2023, we are currently reading Panic: The Modern Story of Financial Insanity, edited by Michael Lewis. Michael Lewis is the bestselling financial author of The Big Short (a past club read), The Blind Side, Moneyball, Liar’s Poker and more. ​​​​​​​​
It’s “edited by” because it is actually a compilation of more than 50 financial articles from the past, along with commentary from Lewis, designed to show what people thought was happening in the midst of panics, with commentary that illuminates with the benefit of hindsight what actually happened. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
I’ve never read a Michael Lewis book I didn’t enjoy… and the economic uncertainty of the current moment makes revisiting financial history especially relevant. ​​​​​​​​He is highly skilled at writing about finance in a way that makes it accessible to everyone - 3 of his books have even been turned into blockbuster movies.
As a heads up, this is the first book in years I couldn’t get an ebook of - so paperback it is!​​​​​​​​ Discussion of this book will begin in my Instagram feed in June.

Finance Books to Read - Club Picks to Date

If you are new to Family Finance Mom Book Club, and are looking for more finance books to read than just the current quarter's pick, here are all our Book Club picks to date:

Q2 2019
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
by Robert Kiyosaki
Q3 2019

by Malcolm Gladwell
Q4 2019
Atomic Habits
by James Clear
Q1 2020
Everyday Millionaires
by Chris Hogan

FFM Book Review:
How to Become a Millionaire
Q2 2020
The Big Short
by Michael Lewis

FFM Book Review:
How Do Mortgages Work
Q3 2020
The Color of Law
by Richard Rothstein

Q4 2020
The Mandibles
by Lionel Shriver

FFM Related Post:
Should I Invest in Bitcoin?
Q1 2021
The Psychology of Money
by Morgan Housel
Q2 2021
Book 1:
Big Debt Crises
by Ray Dalio
Q2 2021
Book 2:
The Deficit Myth
by Stephanie Kelton
Q4 2021
The Debt Trap
by Josh Mitchell

Podcast Interview
w/ Josh Mitchell
Q1 2022
Numbers Don't Lie
by Vaclav Smil
Q2 2022
The Four Winds
by Kristin Hannah
Q4 2022
Understandable Economics
by Howard Yaruss

Podcast Interview
w/ Howard Yaruss
Q1 2023
The Bogle Effect
by Eric Balchunas

Podcast Interview
w/ Eric Balchunas
Q2 2023
edited by Michael Lewis

You can click through to get any of the above books right on Amazon... or, since we prefer to save money rather than spend it around here, get it from the library. Since you have several months to read each book, there's plenty of time to get on your library waitlist.

If you already have a library card, be sure to see if your library uses Libby to check out ebooks. You can get ebooks without ever even leaving your house, at absolutely no cost to you!

Have a Finance Book We Should Read?

New finance books get released ALL the time. If you find one you'd like us to consider for our next #FFMBookClub pick, please submit it via the Google Form below.

The best education you can get is the one you create for yourself. Never stop learning. And if you never stop reading, you never will! For more great financial discussion, be sure to check out my closed Facebook group, Family Finance Moms.

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About Meghan

Meghan spent nearly a decade as a Financial Analyst, before spending the last 7+ as a SAHM to three little ones. She shares simple money tips for moms to help your family reach your financial goals by building a financial plan you can LIVE with! You can learn more about her background in finance, catch her daily on Instagram and Facebook, and her weekly live discussions in her community for Family Finance Moms.


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    I really liked Outliers, but haven’t read many of these! Looking forward to reading the ones I haven’t seen before, since I’m a big finance books person. Thanks for sharing!

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