If you’re trying to make an income through working online, then it’s smart to diversify. Take the content that you’ve created in one format and grow it into other formats. Therefore, many professionals who share information about money and personal finance do so through multiple content forms. For example, the 24 people on this list are all known for their money podcasts. However, they’ve also pulled from their content, experience, and education to write books about money.
1. Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together by Gaby Dunn
Gaby Dunn is a comedian who brings humor, edge, and sage advice to her podcast Bad With Money. Her book of the same name is geared toward Millennials and GenZers who will appreciate the way she brings fun to learning about money. The book is available as a paperback or ebook as well as in audio version.
The podcast brings together three dads with varying levels of experience in personal finance. They share ideas and information about how to gain financial independence. Moreover, they’ve put that information together in a co-authored book due out in Fall 2019. It’s available for pre-order now. Furthermore, if you pre-order, you get access to some extra swag.
3. The Four Principles of a Debt Free Life by John Schneider
This book grew out of the Debt Free Guys website, whose co-founder husbands are also the hosts of the Queer Money podcast. If you’re interested in the true story of how a real couple got out from under debt then this book will appeal to you. Obviously, it also offers tips on the four biggest things that you can do to eliminate debt.
4. Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need by Grant Sabatier
There are all different types of books about money. Gaining financial freedom is obviously one important subtopic. Author Grant Sabatier reached financial independence by age 30. He co-hosts the Financial Freedom podcast to help others learn how to do the same. This book is the next step in that journey.
5. How to Save $1,000 This Week: Easily Save BIG Money on Everyday Expenses Without Giving Up Your Daily Coffee by Scott Alan Turner
Can you really make changes to your life right now that would quickly save you $1000? According to this book, you can. If you’re interested in reducing expenses, then this is a good book to read. It comes from Scott Alan Turner, also known as The Financial Rockstar, who has his own podcast. He’s also authored 99 Minute Millionaire: The Simplest and Easiest Book Ever On Getting Started Investing and Becoming Rock Star Rich. Even better, he’s authored Money A to Z which is a children’s book about personal finance.
6. All of the Books by Jean Chatzky of HerMoney
Jean Chatzky’s podcast HerMoney is one of the most recognized, outstanding podcasts specifically dedicated to personal finance for women. She’s got a straightforward, practical approach that helps women take charge of their financial lives and futures. In addition to the podcast, she shares her insight on a large number of books, all of which have value. Those books include, but are definitely not limited to:
- AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip
- Make Money, Not Excuses: Wake Up, Take Charge, and Overcome Your Financial Fears Forever
- Money 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved
- Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security
- Pay It Down!: Debt-Free on $10 a Day
- Talking Money: Everything You Need to Know About Your Finances and Your Future
- The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times
Additionally, Chatzky has a new book coming out next year that looks really great. It’s called Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve.
7. Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week! by Phil Town
If you’re interested in learning the basics of investing your money then this is a good book for you. If you love money podcasts then you might know Phil Town from InvestED: The Rule #1 Podcast. He’s also authored Payback Time: Eight Steps to Outsmarting the System That Failed You and Getting Your Investments Back on Track.
8. The Best Investment Writing Anthologies by Meb Faber
If you want to get really varied perspectives on investing your money then be sure to check out The Best Investment Writing – Selected writing from leading investors and authors. So far there are two volumes each featuring dozens of essays about the topic. They’re edited by Meb Faber, who hosts The Meb Faber Show podcast. He’s also individually authored several other books including Invest with the House: Hacking Top Hedge Funds.
9. Money for The Rest Of Us: 10 Questions to Master Successful Investing by J. David Stein
If you enjoy podcasts about investing then you might already know Money for the Rest Of Us. The podcaster’s first book, of the same name, comes out in Fall 2019.
10.The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of by David Gardner
The Motley Fool team has authored quite a few money books. The reason that this one stands out about the rest is because of the target audience: teenagers. We as a society are becoming increasingly aware that children need education in personal finance. Therefore, this book fills an important need. Parents of those teens might want to check out a different Motley Fool book, though: The Motley Fool’s Money After 40: Building Wealth for a Better Life.
11. The Side Hustle: How to Turn Your Spare Time into $1000 a Month or More by Nick Loper
If you’re interested in earning part-time money then you should listen to The Side Hustle Nation podcast. Furthermore, you should read this book by podcaster Nick Loper. It’s all about how to get that extra income. Loper has authored a large number of other personal finance books, as well, including:
- Buy Buttons: The Fast-Track Strategy to Make Extra Money and Start a Business in Your Spare Time
- The Small Business Website Checklist: A 51-Point Guide to Build Your Online Presence the Smart Way
- Virtual Assistant Assistant: The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Hiring, and Working with Virtual Assistants
- WORK SMARTER: 500+ Online Resources Today’s Top Entrepreneurs Use to Increase Productivity and Achieve Their Goals
12. Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business by Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn’s podcast is Smart Passive Income. Of course, one of the biggest challenges to growing passive income today is figuring out how to cut through the noise of online marketing in order to grow your fan base. That’s what this 2019 book is all about. Flynn has also authored Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money. Plus he has a memoir, called Let Go, that’s available on Kindle (including an updated second version).
13. When She Makes More: The Truth About Navigating Love and Life for a New Generation of Women by Farnoosh Torabi
So Money is Farnoosh’s podcast about money and business particularly as it applies to women. This book addresses the common problems that women face when they earn more than their male partners. It’s practical, contemporary, and interesting to read. Torabi has also authored other books including You’re So Money: Live Rich, Even When You’re Not and Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset and Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life.
14. The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down: Real Life Strategies for Investing in Real Estate Using Other People’s Money by Brandon Turner
The author of this book is from the BiggerPockets podcast, which is all about earning money through real estate. He’s authored other books that are worth checking out as well. However, this is the cut-and-dry guide to getting started in real estate even if you don’t have a lot of your own money to invest.
15. Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too by Chris Hogan
The Chris Hogan Show is one of the podcasts in the popular Dave Ramsey podcast network. Hogan’s book is one of those books that gives you inspiration. It provides tips and advice, but more than that, it uses personal stories to show you how to build wealth. Hogan has also authored a book about retirement: Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number.
16. Love Your Life Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze
Rachel is also a podcaster within the Dave Ramsey network. In this book, she provides concrete tips not just for personal finance but specifically for using your money in ways that support a life you’re happy to wake up to each day.
17. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Of course, we can’t keep mentioning the Dave Ramsey Network without talking about the books he’s authored himself. This is the most famous of his books, and there’s a workbook to go with it. It’s one of the most popular guides to managing your money. Of course, he’s authored other books as well, including Smart Money Smart Kids, which he co-authored with Rachel Cruze.
18. Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way by Tanja Hester
Many people want to retire early, but they don’t want to sacrifice their quality of life in the present to make that happen. This book comes from the perspective that you don’t have to. The author is one half of feminist financial podcast The Fairer Cents.
19. The No-Spend Challenge Guide: How to Stop Spending Money Impulsively, Pay off Debt Fast, & Make Your Finances Fit Your Dreams by Jen Smith
If, on the other hand, you are willing to cut down your spending drastically then this is the book for you. The author co-hosts The Frugal Friends Podcast, which is all about frugal living. She’s also authored another book about planning meals on a budget.
20. Everything That Remains by The Minimalists
The Minimalists podcast is all about simple living. It’s not necessarily about frugal living, although that can be an aspect of minimalism. It’s more about quality of life. They’ve authored several books, including Minimalism. Everything That Remains is the memoir of how major loss led one of them, Joshua, to embrace simplicity. The other, Ryan, shares his own insights as the author’s best friend of two decades.
21. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
If you read personal finance books, particularly those about financial independence, then you’ve probably already read this bestselling book. If so, read it again. Then check out Ferriss’s other books which include Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers and Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World.
22. You Can Retire Early!: Everything You Need to Achieve Financial Independence When You Want It by Deacon Hayes
This book comes from the podcaster of Well Kept Wallet. It’s all about paying off debt and earning more than you spend.
23. Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves by Christy Wright
This book grew out of the Business Boutique podcast, another of the Ramsey Podcast Network shows. Like many of the books on this list, it’s available in print or as an ebook, and in audiobook format. After all, the people who listen to podcasts often like to listen to audiobooks as well.
24. Rock Retirement: A Simple Guide to Help You Take Control and Be More Optimistic About the Future by Roger Whitney
Who is Roger Whitney you might ask? Well, he’s not actually a financial podcast. However, this book makes the list because the forward is written by Joe Saul-Sehy of the Stacking Benjamins podcast. Moreover, this is a smart guide to the financial aspect of retirement.
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