10 New Business Books Worth Adding to Your Collection

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Nothing is more inspiring than reading books about money over the holidays. They encourage you to get ahead of the pack and start saving and planning before tax season hits. They also incentivize you to pay off all the holiday purchases you’ve made with your credit card.

Financial education is becoming more and more accessible, thanks to easy-to-read books on the market by a number of noteworthy experts. From tax professionals to retired millionaires and motivational speakers, the New Year is bringing a wealth of new business books. Here are ten books worth ordering for your own bookshelf, your Kindle, or from your local library:

1Finance for the People: Getting a Grip on Your Finances

This go-to guide written by Paco de Leon covers everything in finance for beginners and experts alike. Out on February 1, this new book is an illustrated, practical guide to navigating your financial life (no matter your financial situation). It covers our unconscious beliefs about money, breaking past cycles, and getting out of debt the right way. An artist and founder of The Hell Yeah Group, Paco owns a financial firm that helps creatives with their personal and business finances. As she writes: "This book is for anyone who feels unseen, ignored, or bored to death by the way personal finances are approached and taught, and is ready to go on a journey of self-discovery and step into their financial power."

2Baby Steps Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth — and How You Can Too

Released on January 11, this book is written by podcast pioneer Dave Ramsey, host of the popular The Ramsey Show. It outlines surefire ways to build your wealth, one step at a time, from hard assets to passive income and your salary, combined. As Dave says: “Act your wage.”

3The Anxious Investor: Mastering the Mental Game of Investing

This new book is out from publisher William Morrow on April 5. Author Scott Nations recognizes one thing: That investing is scary, risky, and a place where there are no promises. As the president of financial engineering firm NationsShares, Scott has previously written technical books for option traders, and is a guest contributor to CNBC. Having spent his career studying market volatility, this book teaches readers how to make the most of their money through investing smartly, with both good and bad examples in history. It's a key guide to financial literacy.

4Money Magic: An Economist's Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life

Released on January 4, this book aims to help readers embrace their spending power and achieve financial independence. Written by Laurence Kotlikoff, one of the country's best personal finance experts, the book discusses a bit of everything. This includes savings, spending on education, cashing out your IRA, and delaying retirement to lower your average lifetime tax bracket. In explaining the "why" behind every how-to, this book helps to streamline any financial planning.

5My Money My Way: Taking Back Control of Your Financial Life

Written by divorced mom Kumiko Love, this book came out on February 1. Kumiko was thousands of dollars in debt and scared for her financial future. She turned her life around by overcoming personal fears and limitations. She built a system called the Budget Mom, helping women take back their financial lives by budgeting with success and building upon their financial health.

6Good Money Revolution: How to Make More to Do More

This book helps us get to the root of the problem — negative thinking about money. Written by Derrick Kinney, it shows how to make and use money as a force for good in the world. In one chapter, he teaches us to find our "Generosity Purpose," and to have outrageous giving tendencies. He is the founder of Good Money Framework, a financial education program. This book will be released on February 22.

7How to Money: Your Ultimate Visual Guide to the Basics of Finance

Coming out on May 10, this book is an illustrated guide to personal finances from experts Jean Chatzky, Kathryn Tuggle, and the team at HerMoney. It starts with how to earn, manage, and use money to your benefit, specifically by balancing a budget, job hunting, and paying off student loans and credit cards.

8The Art of Money Workbook: A Three-Step Plan to Transform Your Relationship with Money

This book is more than just a workbook; it helps readers change their entire approach to money. Out on May 31, it aims to help readers create money maps and new financial habits through exercises and tools.

9Just Keep Buying: Proven Ways to Save Money and Build Your Wealth

Out on April 12, this new book is written by finance blogger Nick Maggiulli. The book teaches readers to build wealth and actually keep spending, while simultaneously saving and prepping to survive the next market crash.

10Getting Good with Money: Pay Off Your Debt and Find a Life of Freedom —Without Losing Your Mind

Released on January 18, this new book by financial coach Jessi Fearon teaches readers to get a strong handle on our finances and get out of debt. It's written for the workaholic who wants to work, save, and make their dreams come true. The book includes what the author calls "five money truths to overcome barriers and better understand how to make their version of the American Dream a reality."

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Nadja Sayej

Nadja Sayej is journalist based in New York City writing about design, architecture and culture for Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair and Barron's, among others. See Full Bio

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