Personal Finance Books to Read



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April’s almost upon us, which means it’s time for personal finance! Throughout the whole month, we’ll be sharing with you different tips and resources to further financial education. To start, check out these personal finance books recommended by some of the top players at Ria!

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to transforming your relationship with money and achieving financial independence by Vicky Robin and Joe Dominguez

“Although a book about what we’re trading our life energy for, it is easily the most simply and insightful book I’ve ever read on organizing your finances. You will discover the value of organizing your finances from a total net worth perspective, not just budgeting from payroll or savings.” – Jose Ivars, Country Manager, UK & Ireland

You Only Live Once: the roadmap to financial wellness and a purposeful life by Jason Vitug

“Vitug challenges you to address the role money plays in creating the life you want – now and in the future. He then provides practical tips for charting the roadmap toward achieving your goals. A good read at any stage of life – after all, you only live once!” – Michelle Kloosterman, Marketing Director Strategic Parternships

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

“What I love about this book is the topic of ‘thin-slicing,’ which dictates that to be successful in a fast-paced organization you have to be able to make quick decisions with limited information. Yes, there are times when financial decisions or situations call for the proper due diligence, but if you tried to do that with every decision, you would never get your job done. A serious must read for anyone that wears a lot of hats or manages a large group of people in a fast-paced environment.” –  Erik Poch, Managing Director Digital Division

Women & Money by Suzy Orman

“Money and finances can be scary topics for women, which often means we leave these important financial decisions to others. Orman’s book provides practical, easy to understand advice on important financial topics such as retirement, investing, owning real estate, and debt management. Reading the book and learning about how these financial products work allowed me to be more comfortable with making my own financial decisions.” – Patria Cabral, Global Product Director

The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets (The Pearson Series in Economics) by Frederic Mishkin

“This book is a must-have for any business professional or student looking to deepen their understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and the roles of the various stakeholders involved in the World economy. Foreign currency exchange, banks and financial markets are among some of the interesting topics discussed.” – Ousmane Ba, Bank Deposit Product Owner 

And there you have it! We hope this list has inspired you to get started on sharpening those personal finance skills. If you want to learn more, check out or Personal Finance section!

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