Picking up a good book might be more than just a page-turner. It might be profitable too.
Walk into any bookstore, and you’ll surely see entire sections dedicated to personal finance. Selections include self-help, how-tos, and memoirs. Each likely chronicles life-changing results. Yet, these aren’t going to replace your go-to, breezy, toes-in-the-sand beach read. Nor is it going to be as engaging as the latest, white-knuckled, gripping thriller.
However, Arkhat G. Zhumadilov knows reading is more than just “fundamental.” It’s financial.
In fact, Arkhat Zhumadilov knows that there are several must-reads that can put more money in your pocket. As a financial adviser in Spring, The Woodlands, and Montgomery County in Texas, he has assisted more than 100 people, companies, and organizations throughout the last decade. As an owner of his own firm, Arkhat Zhumadilov is quick to give out advice. However, the most important resource may already be sitting on your shelf.
With this in mind, Arkhat G. Zhumadilov has you “covered.” The seasoned professional recommends four must-reads for first-time financial planners and investors.
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
“You Are a Badass” began as a mantra. It has since grown into a worldwide phenomenon. After releasing her debut book in 2013, Jen Sincero has carved out her own self-help and motivational empire. “You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth” now applies this philosophy to personal finances. Arkhat Zhumadilov appreciates the advice but values its heart even more. Like her other work, this entry is about facing fears, doubts, insecurities, and the barriers that prevent an individual from succeeding. Filled with personal anecdotes, this title is definitely at the top of the list.
Your Money or Your Life
Financial security isn’t easy. This internationally renowned, bestselling book is a brutal “Sophie’s choice” for readers. But it’s also a no-holds-barred indictment of consumerism. Author Vicki Robin questions traditional revenue streams while challenging readers to break this cycle. Ultimately, she believes that most individuals must first redefine their relationship with money. “Your Money or Your Life” offers a nine-step approach for building better habits.
The One-Page Financial Plan
Fans of simplicity love this title. As the name implies, “The One-Page Financial Plan” attempts to distill money management into one, single-page document. Author and certified planner Carl Richards uses his background to teach readers how to navigate potential pitfalls. Yet, most importantly, his advice is actionable. Following his guidelines, Arkhat G. Zhumadilov believes any reader can finish reading and instantly have a results-based direction for their financial future.
Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together
If you swipe, scroll, tweet, or TikTok, then Erin Lowry is writing directly to you. “Broke Millennial” definitely caters to a younger audience. The pages are filled with easy-to-follow guides devoted to straightforward, step-by-step instructions for beginners as they embark on their financial journey. Yet you don’t have to be a 20-something to reap the rewards. Arkhat G. Zhumadilov finds the prose very conversational and witty. He especially enjoys the funny personal stories that are sprinkled throughout. Like “You Are A Badass,” this entry is the first in a quickly expanding series.