Finances are a concern everyone shares and strive to master. Once you have control over your finances, life gets easier.

Sadly, financial knowledge is not taught in school or, shockingly, even by parents. Therefore this is something you have to dig out for and learn as you go.

Reading financial literacy books is one way to open your mind to a new way of thinking and teach yourself how to handle money.

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These 10 books are will give you a crash course on handling money by breaking down the three main categories that involve financial literacy: Investing, budgeting and saving

Book NameAuthorCategoryYear Published
The Richest Man in BabylonGeorge L. ClasonSelf-Help & Wealth Management1926
Smart Money WomanArese UgwuMoney Management2016  
The Monk who Sold His FerrariRobin SharmaSelf-help1996
Think and Grow RichNapoleon HillSelf-help1937
Rich Dad Poor DadRobert KiyosakiSelf-Help & Wealth Management1997
The Total Money MakeoverDave RamseyMoney Management2003
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealthby T. Harv EkerSelf-help, Money Management1999
The Millionaire Next DoorThomas J. Stanley & William D. DankoSelf-Help & Wealth Management1996
Your Money or Your lifeJoseph R. Dominguez, Vicki Robin, & Monique TilfordMoney Management1992
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and FreeErnie J. ZelinskiSelf-Help2004