Kathryn Lee - 15 Feb, 2019

The best books and podcasts about money to help manage home finances

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Whether you’re looking to save more, get out of debt or learn the basics of investing – here are the money experts who will help get you there.

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A Real Girl’s Guide to Money: From Converse to Louboutins by Effie Zahos

As the editor of Money magazine, Effie Zahos knows more than a thing or two about finances. In her new book set to hit shelves next month, Effie helps female readers answer some of their most pressing financial questions including the big one – where is my money going?

A Real Girl’s Guide to Money will take you on a journey through some of life’s biggest stages – from landing your first job to starting a family and putting down best-laid plans for the future.

What’s more, Effie explores the causes behind overspending and provides a number of strategies to help us overcome our financial hurdles. Practical, relatable and hilarious, this is one book about finance that won’t send you to sleep.

$24.99 from Booktopia.

The Barefoot Investor for Families: The Only Kids’ Money Guide You’ll Ever Need by Scott Pape

Ever heard of the Barefoot Investor? Sure, you have! He’s the money guru who’s been helping Aussies all over the country with their money woes for more than a decade.

In his latest book, Pape follows on from his best-selling guide The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need (which sold more than one million copies), to create a funny, practical and simple approach to money for families with children. This includes the 10 money milestones all kids need to understand before they fly the coop.

Published by Harper Collins.

Winging It by Emma Isaacs

While this isn’t strictly a book just about money, it is a great guide to managing your finances, getting out of your comfort zone and carving your own professional path.

CEO of the globally-celebrated women’s online community, Business Chicks, Emma Isaacs shares her success story while showing readers what’s possible and what can be done if you’re prepared to challenge yourself.

Isaacs recounts stories about meetings with Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson and Girlboss CEO, Sophia Amoruso, as well as tips on how to turn a simple job into a booming business.

Published by Pan Macmillan.

The Tim Ferriss Show

This podcast has been on the top of the iTunes business podcast list for years now and it’s no surprise why. Ferriss’s show has regularly been ranked #1 out of more than 500,000 podcasts and invites listeners to tune into his chats with some of the world’s biggest stars (think Maria Sharapova, Edward Norton and LeBron James) as they share their tips and tricks for life, business, money and productivity.

In each episode, Ferriss chats to these superstars about their favourite books, time-management tricks, exercise habits and morning routines. Fascinating, helpful and insightful.

Listen here.

Girlboss Radio

For those still trying to figure out their path in life, Girlboss Radio is great because it provides inspiring content delivered in a straight-forward and actionable way.

Girlboss founder and business rock star, Sophia Amoruso takes a deep dive into the intense world of entrepreneurship to deliver real-world outcomes for girls wanting to become wiser, smarter with money and better at life.

Episodes include everything from breaking into particular industries to guides on negotiating better salaries.

Listen here.

The Property Couch

They’re known as Australia’s property investment gurus and this podcast is just many of the reasons why.

In a casual conversation style, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley discuss everything you need to know about investing in property – from getting the one-up on real estate agents to tips for bidding at auction, structuring your loans and finding the right property investment strategy for you. Yep, this dynamic duo have you covered.

Listen here.

Words by Alana Wulff.

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