5 Money Books for Couples Looking to Become Financially Independent
Some of the best investments you can make with your marriage and money are books.
A lot of couples hear about that. Maybe it’s retiring early maybe it’s just having those options and they say OK we’re ready to go ahead and knock this out. But we don’t know where to start.
I have five books that I think are absolutely crucial to you two started. Four are already out and one will be released in a few weeks.
Your Money, Your Life
The first book I have is your money and your life. It is a fantastic book. It’s a classic.
I’ve read this years ago and it was one of those first books that set me on the path of deciding to do something different with my money. I was saving a lot or was investing a little but I had no real plan.
I thought Your Money, Your Life was fantastic because it takes you to where you are now and helps you establish what are your real priorities what do you value.
It then goes into how can you get started with your finances to move it in that direction.
How Much Do I Need to Retire?
The second one I have had him the podcast Todd Tressider and this book in particular, how much money do I need to retire?
That’s one of the top 10 questions I get on my site. The answer is it depends.
So Todd’s book takes you through what you need to consider to come up with the right answer for the two of you.
I thought this was incredibly useful. It’s one of his 60-minute solution books. It goes deep but it’s very quick.
I’ve interviewed couples who have done some amazing things together and while each couple had their journey there were certain themes that kept coming up.
There were certain habits and systems that they use. So I created a four-week guide for you two to use to create a financial system that fits your dreams and your money styles.
It starts off with how to talk together and define what financial independence looks for the two of you. It then gets into how to create a system and a budget that follows through on the plan, and then how to automate that.
A lot of the couples I’ve interviewed they weren’t looking at the pennies, they were looking for the big wins.
The truth of the matter is still you have to take care of the essentials the bills and everything. This shows you how to get the tedious parts out of the way how to create that system to work towards financial independence if that’s your goal.
The Simple Path to Wealth
The next book is the simple path to wealth and it’sfrom JL Collins. It’s a guide to financial independence.
What I really like about this is if you have no experience with investing he takes you through the concepts and then also gives you a plan that you can create or you can modify based on your situation. So I thought that was fantastic.
Meet the Frugalwoods
And then the last one I don’t have a copy it was able to review it digitally. That’s because it’s coming out in a couple weeks and it’s called Meet the Frugalwoods: achieving financial independence through simple living.
It’s by Liz who you might know as Mrs. Frugalwoods. I love this because it takes you through the process of what they did to retire in their early 30s to a homesteadand achieve their dreams. And it also talks about the sacrifices and the conversations they had as a couple.
Your Picks for Best Money Books on Financial Independence
So there you have it five books that can help you guys get on the path to financial independence. So check them out.
I’d love to hear from you. What are some of your favorite books about financial independence?
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Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second..