Our Favorite Money Books for Moms

Mama, are you a book worm? We absolutely love reading good money books – books that are entertaining and engaging, instead of dry, droning textbook-like tomes. So, we’ve rounded up lots of our favorite money books to help you take your money knowledge to the next level!


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Family Finance

The One Week Budget

Tiffany Aliche

“The One Week Budget is for anyone that wants to manage their day-to-day money without the day-to-day trouble.”

Meet the Frugalwoods

Elizabeth Thames

“The deeply personal story of how Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life.”

Jumpstart Your Marriage & Your Money

Elle Martinez

“A four-week plan to help couples stop worrying about money and start building wealth together.”

Financial Freedom

Grant Sabatier

“Money is unlimited. Time is not. Become financially independent as fast as possible.”

I've Still Got Me

Michelle Cooper

“This is story of resilience.  Michelle shares how she rebuilds her life after tragedy and forges a new future while juggling young twins, work, and life.”

Work Optional

Tanja Hester

“Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you’re good at math and budgeting-or not!”

Redefining Family Wealth

Deb Meyer

“Aligning what we possess with what we believe, this financial guide will help you understand you are wealthy when living the life God envisions for you.”

The Year of Less

Cait Flanders

This story will leave you questioning what you’re holding on to in your own life—and, quite possibly, lead you to find your own path of less.”

Her Money Matters

Jen Hemphill

“A heartfelt approach to boost your financial confidence, create a renewed vision and get your financial house in order (this time with a no-fail back up plan for the next time life happens).”

Money Talks

Tai & Talaat McNeely

Money Talks opens the lines of communication between spouses, and reveals how to align themselves together financially.”

What Matters Most

Chanel Reynolds

“Authoritative yet personal, grounded but irreverent, Reynolds’ voice carries readers through a tough subject with candor and compassion. Weaving personal story with hard-won wisdom, this is the approachable, no-nonsense handbook we all need to living a life free of worry and “what ifs.””

End Financial Stress NOW

Emily Guy Birken

“These practical, step-by-step instructions on budgeting can help you track expenses, pay off debt, and save money.”

The Recovering Spender

Lauren Greutman

“Lauren shares her hard-earned knowledge on how to get out of debt and live without the financial pressures that many people face today.”

The Feminist Financial Handbook

Brynne Conroy

“Sometimes the best way to stick it to the man is by doing well for yourself.”

Your Money or Your Life

Vicki Robin

“For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money.”

You Need a Budget

Jesse Mecham

“No one should tell you what to do with your money—only you know what’s most important to you… This book will fundamentally change the way you think about your money and what it can do for you.”

Get Money

Kristin Wong

“Learn how to live the life you want, not just the life you can afford in this highly engaging, step-by-step guide to winning at personal finance!”

The Index Card

Helaine Olen

“An easy-to-follow action plan that works in good times and bad, giving you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to seize control of your financial life.”

The Next Millionaire Next Door

Dr. Thomas Stanley & Dr. Sarah Stanley

“Enduring strategies for building wealth – examining how self-made, economically successful Americans became that way.”

Lost and Found

Geneen Roth

“She offers provocative and radical strategies for transforming how we feel and behave about the resources that should, and can, sustain and support our lives.”

The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money

Jill Schlesinger

“By breaking bad habits and following Schlesinger’s pragmatic and accessible rules for managing your finances, you can save tens, even hundreds, of thousands of dollars.”

The Soul of Money

Lynne Twist

“Examining our attitudes toward money—earning it, spending it, and giving it away—offers surprising insight into our lives.”

The Art of Money

Bari Tessler

“It’s the book about money for people who don’t even want to think about money, until the arrival of that inevitable day when we all realize we must come to terms with this thing called money.”

Bad With Money

Gaby Dunn

“Even a topic as notoriously dry as money becomes hilarious and engaging in the hands of Dunn, who weaves her own stories with the perspectives of various comedians, artists, students, and more, arguing that we can all start taking control of our financial futures.”

Investing & Retirement

Broke Millennial Takes on Investing

Erin Lowry

“This hands-on guide will help any investment newbie become a confident player in the market on their way to building wealth.”

The Simple Path to Wealth

J.L. Collins

“Complex investments exist only to profit those who create and sell them. Not only are they more costly to the investor, they are less effective.”

The 5 Years Before You Retire

Emily Guy Birken

“You’ll hone in on what you need to do in the next five years to maximize your current savings and create a realistic plan for your future.”

The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

Taylor Larimore

“This book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical “common sense” promoted by Wall Street is destined to leave you poorer.

The $1K Investor

Debbie Sassen

“In this book you will discover why investing is much simpler than you think and how you can get started with $1,000 or even less!”

How to Invest in Real Estate

B. Turner & J. Dorkin

“This book dives into dozens of unique and life-changing paths and is packed with more than forty real-life stories of how real estate investors are finding success in today’s economy.”

The Intelligent Investor

Benjamin Graham

“Graham’s philosophy of “value investing”—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made this book the stock market bible.”

How to Retire With Enough Money

Teresa Gilda Rucci

“Here is a single-sit read than can change the course of your retirement. There are no gimmicks, no magical thinking—just an easy-to-follow program that works.”

Career & Business

Girl, Stop Apologizing

Rachel Hollis

“With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth.”

Boss Up!

Lindsay Teague Moreno

“Lindsay give you the confidence that no matter your education or experience, you can tap into your passions and create businesses that give you increased flexibility, fulfillment, and financial security.”

Drop the Ball

Tiffany Dufu

“Tiffany urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others—only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.”

Forward in Heels

Jenny Maenpaa

“You will learn how to tap into your own emotional intelligence to get what you want out of your work and your life by exploring your core values.”

Playing Big

Tara Mohr

“The book offers tools to help every woman play bigger—whether she’s an executive, community volunteer, artist, or stay-at-home mom.”

You're a Bad Ass at Making Money

Jen Sincero

“This book will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach.”

She Means Business

Carrie Green

“If you’re a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur, or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this book will provide the honest, realistic, and practical tools you need to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.”

Brave, Not Perfect

Reshma Saujani

“Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us let go of our need for perfection and make bravery a lifelong habit.”

Do It Scared

Ruth Soukup

“We tell ourselves we are too busy to pursue our dreams. But what if the real reason we’re putting off our goals is FEAR?”

Fed Up

Gemma Hartley

“Rejecting easy solutions that don’t move the needle, Hartley offers a nuanced, insightful guide to striking real balance, for true partnership in every aspect of our lives.”

How Women Rise

Sally Helgesen

“This book identifies the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future.”

Alpha Girls

Julian Guthrie

“An unforgettable story of four women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley”

Kids & Money

The Opposite of Spoiled

Ron Lieber

“This book is for all of the parents who know that honest conversations about money with their curious children can help them become more patient and prudent, but who don’t know how and when to start.”

Make Your Kid a Money Genius

Beth Kobliner

“A jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids—from ages three to twenty-three—about money.”

Money Doesn't Grow on Trees

Neale S. Godfrey

“Godfrey offers exercises and concrete examples on everything from responsible budgeting to understanding the difference between “want” and “need” for children of every age.”

Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands

Liz Frazier

“It takes the stress and mystery out of finance, and focuses on the basic fundamentals elementary children should understand so they can make smart decisions as they grow.”

Raising an Entrepreneur

Margot Machol Bisnow

“If you’re seeking a way to nurture your children’s passions and help them harness their talent, drive, and grit into a fulfilling life purpose, this book is for you.”

The MoneySmart Family System

Annette & Steve Economides

“With clear steps for children of every age, The MoneySmart Family System proves that it’s never too early, too late, or too hard to start learning financial responsibility.”

How to Turn $100 Into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!

James McKenna

“It is packed with lively illustrations to make difficult concepts easy to understand—all as a way of building financial literacy, good decision-making, and the appreciation of a hard-earned dollar.”

The Motley Fool Investing Guide for Teens

David Gardner

“From identifying companies that are both cool and profitable to building a portfolio that makes tracking investments exciting, this book shows young investors the way to financial freedom.”

Teach Your Child to Fish

Holly D. Reid

“This book gives you the curriculum to teach your child to build wealth young and manage their money wisely for the rest of their lives.”

Growing Money: Complete Investing Guide for Kids

Gail Karlitz

“This complete guide explains in kid-friendly terms all about savings accounts, bonds, stocks, and even mutual funds!”

More Money, Please

Scott Gamm

“A must-read for college students and recent grads, this is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand introduction to money management.”


Wendy Gillespie

“MoneyBags makes it fun to teach your kids (ages five to twelve) key financial lessons so they can become financially smart and independent.”


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