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Friday Favorites: Book Edition

Ok, it’s not actually Friday. But, I ran out of time yesterday morning to post this and I was gone all night at a black tie event (so fun! pictures soon!). So, here are Friday Favorites…on a Saturday. 🙂

I’ve read some great books lately and wanted to share! I’m a big fan of listening to non-fiction books while I drive. If I’m reading a novel, I prefer to read it the old-fashioned way (or at least on my kindle), but I’ve found I really enjoy “self-help” type books as I drive. These are ones I’ve listened to lately and loved. These are all Amazon links, but if you use Audible you can find them there too! 


Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth by Mika Brzezinski 

Knowing your value
Mika is one of the co-hosts of The Morning Joe and her story about getting paid (errr, or not) on the show is horrifying and fascinating. This has similar themes to Lean In, but I found it more useful and more powerful. I highly recommend to every woman, whether you work outside the home or not. I particularly enjoyed the tips about approaching uncomfortable conversations and how to value yourself and your contributions.

I Will Teach You To Be Reach by Ramit Sethi 

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
Ramit is one of my favorite bloggers. He’s irreverent and hilarious. And freaking smart. Most of the things Ramit recommends are what I already do, but if you aren’t as into personal finance as I am, this is an excellent read. And, I did still learn a few things that will make my budgeting simpler and eliminate some guilt about spending on fun things! I tend to over budget and over manage my finances, and he had some tips that have already helped me relax a little bit. I liked this so much that I ended up buying a hard copy too.

The Hoarder In You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life by Robin Zasio 

The Hoarder In You
I have packrat tendencies. I’m not terrible, but I often have times throwing thigns away, particularly sentimental items or expensive items that I never use/wear. This focused a little too much on extremes for my needs, but there were some concrete tips that I use every day in evaluating whether or not to keep something.

What books have you enjoyed lately? 

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    RLR
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    My husband and I are reading Boundaries (by Cloud and Townsend). We read aloud on road trips – and spent about 18 hours on the road this past week. We haven’t finished (sometimes we just talk, and not always about the book we’re reading), but will probably wrap it up very soon.
    I’m also reading some of the Love and Logic books (I have read two fairly recently) – they are about using empathy and natural consequences for discipline. Interestingly, there is overlap between Boundaries and what I’ve learned from L&L. Apparently empathy and natural consequences (as well as a healthy dose of assertiveness and self-awareness) are good for all ages.

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    Maria
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    My husband and I are personal finance junkies as well. We enjoy sitting down and going over our finances, investments, etc. at least once a week. Ridiculously detailed spreadsheets and all. So thank you for the book suggestion!

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    Lauren
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    I just finished The Fault in Our Stars in practically one sitting – a quick and captivating read!

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    christina
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    i have to bookmark all of these!! “knowing your value” — you think this one can apply to dating? hehehehe xo

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    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
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    Wow this sounds like a great book! I am going to have to check it out!

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    Hksedwick
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    I love nonfiction for audiobooks. I can’t wait to check these out! Thanks

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    Susie
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    Are you on Goodreads?

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    Nadeanne
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    I took your recommendation and bought “I will Teach You to be Rich” and I’ve already read through half of it…so interesting and full of great information! Do you have suggestions for other books on personal finance, particularly for someone like me who is newly interested in the topic? Thanks!

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