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The Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey. If you’re only going to read one personal finance book, read this one. It sounds cheesy, but this book changed my life! I finished grad school buried in student loan debt and well on my way to staying in debt forever as I tried to “keep up with the Joneses”.
This book gave me a new perspective on money and motivated me to pay off my massive debt as quickly as possible. Dave will teach you how to pay off debt with the debt snowball, save a solid emergency fund, plan for retirement, make smart choices about insurance, and build wealth. As Dave says “Live like no one else now so you can live (and give) like no one else later.”
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