Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Personal Finance - some references

I recently found myself in a conversation with some young people about personal finance.  Here are the books, authors, and radio show I mentioned:

The Real Life 101 Handbook, by Mike Duralia

Debt U: How Higher Education Breeds a Lifestyle of Debt, by Logan Abrams

Radio show - Charlotte Talks - where I heard both of these authors interviewed.

Other personal finance references I have found helpful:

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Personal Finance (4th ed.), by Kenneth M. Morris and Virginia B. Morris
This guide is concise and easy to use, a good reference, especially for explaining terms used in financial matters.

Your Money or You Life, by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
This book was recommended by the late John Holt years ago, and I purchased it then but have not read it all the way through.  It's going to the top of my stack right now.