If you’re not spending your Valentine’s Day weekend with someone special, maybe you can snuggle up with your finances and finally get them in working order. Even if you’re spending Valentine’s weekend doing something romantic, get these books to read on a rainy day or another time.
Career Building: Your Total Handbook for Finding a Job by editors of Careerbuilder.com
With an ever rising unemployment rate, this book unveils all of the secrets of searching for and landing a job. From revealing ways to spring-clean your resume and ace the interview to smoothing over workplace (and resume) blemishes and writing compelling cover and thank-you letters, if you’re searching for a job, then this is the guide you should be using.
10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget from Wisebread.com
This book is a collection of the wisdom finance experts and personal finance bloggers share on Wisebread.com. the book reveals how to live on a budget without feeling like you’re frugal or downright cheap.
I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
A young, hip and Stanford educated approach to managing money. Ramit speaks directly to college students to help them learn how to manage money and their personal finances in a more adult manner. The book is a spinoff from his personal finance blog, but readers of all ages can heed his advice.
Get a Financial Life (Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties) by Beth Kobliner
For generations at the next level in life – those in their 20s and 30s – financial writer Beth Kobliner shares basic financial principles about saving and investing, paying taxes, choosing insurance, buying a home and finally getting out of debt. She uses real-life examples to illustrate that you can take these steps too.
Investing 101 by Kathy Kristof
Personal finance columnist for The Press Democrat shares investing tips based on personal and professional interviews with hundreds of investing gurus. The book covers every investing topic under the sun, from the basics of timing your buys to specific types of investment accounts such as IRAs and 529 college savings plans.