If you haven’t already noticed, the motto of this website is “master your mindset, master your money.”
All this to say that when you’re looking to better your financial life, inspiration can comes from all sorts of places. In fact, I’d argue that you don’t always have to read personal finance books to learn a few things about how you handle your money.
Sounds weird, but it’s true. When you’re too scared to budget or even think about your debt, learning about it is probably the last thing on your mind. It might actually be more useful to go through other books on helping you calm your anxiety so that you can look at budgeting or other types of finance books.
Mastering your money mindset involves taking care of yourself, inside and out, so reading at books that help improve every facet of your life will most likely bleed into your financial life.
For example, I was sleep deprived for a number of months after my son was born. I didn’t take time to rest when I could or even find some quiet moments to myself. What ended up happening was that I ate a lot of takeout and wasted money on yoga videos and memberships I didn’t even use. Once I finally got off my butt and read books on helping me establish a better morning/nighttime routine, I stopped eating out and saved all that money as a result. [Read more…]