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World Book Day: our top five reads on managing your money better

Been running round like a lunatic trying to put together a fancy dress costume after your youngest reminded you it was World Book Day at 7.30 this morning? Sounds like you’ve earned a brew and ten minutes with a good book.

And in case you’re short of something to read at the moment, here’s a roundup of our favourite books on how to manage your money better.

Money: A User’s Guide by Laura Whateley

Award-winning personal-finance journalist Laura Whateley’s guide cuts through the jargon and explains everything you need to know about money. Learn how to improve your credit score and cut your bills. She also covers renting and mortgages, student loans, paying off debt, investments, pensions, the link between money and mental health, and much more. This book will help you make informed choices about your money and take back control of your finances.

How to be Good with Money – Eoin McGee

In this book, TV presenter and financial planner Eoin McGee looks at ways to help you get the most out of your money. He shares his recipe for financial wellbeing, covering everything from how to get out of debt to how to retire early. According to McGee, following certain rules of spending and saving - regardless of your budget - will help you achieve your financial goals.

Why Didn’t They Teach Me this in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By -  Cary Siegel

This book features eight key money management lessons and 99 principles designed to grab your imagination so that they’ll stick with you in the real world. The principles described are practical rather than theoretical, developed by the author as a result of his own experiences with money. A quick and easy read – this book is suitable for both high school students and adults.

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence – Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

Oprah claims this book has the power to change your life. And who are we to argue with Oprah? Find out how to get out of debt, declutter your life and live well for less, save the planet while saving money, and much more. You'll pick up useful tips on starting a side hustle, managing your finances online and having difficult conversations about money.

The Teenager’s Guide to Money – Jonathan Self

Making what can be a dry subject accessible and entertaining, this is a great introduction to the world of personal finance for teenagers. It covers a wide range of topics, including bank accounts, the dangers of credit cards, living on a budget and managing your money at university. Easy to digest without being patronising.

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Rebecca Routledge

A qualified journalist for over 15 years with a background in financial services. Rebecca is Money Wellness’s consumer champion, helping you improve your financial wellbeing by providing information on everything from income maximisation to budgeting and saving tips.

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