I am currently studying for the Oklahoma Bar. It has a frighteningly low pass rate (around 65%, compared Utah, where I just came from that has in the upper 90%). I have had to study more than is ideal for me (and for our blog for goodness sakes!) And even then, I’m still not sure if I am putting in enough hours to actually pass this thing. Please send all your good vibes/prayers/anything my way for me to pass. I don’t think our toddler will survive if I have to retake this thing! Haha. But really.
The bar is February 21-22 (a little more than 3 weeks away!) so I will likely be a little more absent from the blog and social media while I try to keep my self and toddler alive and simultaneously study for the bar. Please don’t forget about us in my absence over the next couple of weeks! I will try to check in and not be completely absent.
To keep your financial sweet tooth satisfied, I wanted to share my list of favorite personal finance/money making books that you can read while I am a little MIA. In no particular order (because seriously, I don’t have time to organize them in terms of my favorites), here are some GREAT reads, that frankly everyone who earns money or wants to earn money should read. So, everyone. Everyone read these please. These are all Amazon affiliate links but by all means, if your local library has these, go get them for free.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad This is a classic. Very easy to read, and very motivating to start thinking about ways to increase your income while not being obsessive about “having money.” It does not provide a lot of practical knowledge about how to get off your rear and make some money, but it is incredibly motivating to get creative for ways to earn extra.
- The Total Money Makeover Another classic that everyone should be at least familiar with. I don’t follow Dave Ramsey’s advice 100%, but he offers great advice especially for anyone just starting out to get their finances on track.
- The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy An excellent book on slowly generating wealth that might change how you see the people around you, at least regarding their finances.
- The Recovering Spender: How to Live a Happy, Fulfilled, Debt-Free Life A good read if you, like most Americans, have a little trouble with overspending.
- Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want Dave Ramsey’s daughter’s new book. I wonder if she hates being referred to as Dave Ramsey’s daughter all the time. Probably. Sorry Rachel Cruze. This book has good financial advice as well as general life advice.
- Seven Years to Seven Figures: The Fast-Track Plan to Becoming a Millionaire This book literally made me feel like starting a new business from the moment I picked it up. Not a lot of practical-real-life-application advice, but VERY motivating to start getting creative about how to increase your income.
- The Intelligent Investor A must read if you are planning to invest at all (which you should be, at least at some point.)
- Pitch Anything Actually not a personal finance book at all, but really great practical knowledge that will help you sell yourself, or things. Both of which we all need to do to earn money.
Not an exhaustive list, but certainly some of my very favorites. Now get to reading! But do frequently come back to check in on me/us. I may lose my mind the next couple of weeks!