Do you love books? WE LOVE BOOKS! And so many of our guest speakers have written some amazing literature to archive their important lessons. The 411k Book Club educates and sparks conversation about financial and career lessons – online and in real life. #411kBookClub
START HERE BY MELODY WRIGHT
Not sure where to begin? RIGHT HERE! This book is the personal finance guide for those looking to move past living paycheck to paycheck and to take the first steps towards mastering their money. Melody Wright is the founder of Broke on Purpose and believes that having bold conversations about money can transform one’s mindset. Melody went from being almost one emergency away from bankruptcy to conquering over $100K in debt in less than three years. In this book, she teaches step by step how to create your own personal money management system.
Check out our episode with Melody Wright to learn more about how to start your money journey, pay down debt and build wealth.
THE ROCKET YEARS BY ELIZABETH SEGRAN
This is a book about #adulting! It blends story telling and data to unpack the choices you make in your twenties, why they matter and how to turn those critical years into a launchpad for the life you want. We tend to think of our twenties as a playground for life. A time for low-consequence experimentation and delaying big decisions. But the truth is that while you’re muddling through those years – exploring new cities, dating the wrong people, hopping between jobs – a small shift in your flight path can mean the difference between landing on Mars or Saturn.
Check out our episode with Elizabeth Segran to learn more about how to navigate the chaos of our twenties and understanding our values will help inform a lot of the decisions during this decade.
GET GOOD WITH MONEY BY TIFFANY ALICHE
Tiffany Aliche, aka The Budgetnista, is an award winning financial educator and author. ‘Financial freedom’ can be exclusive. This book introduces the powerful concept of building wealth through financial wholeness: a realistic, achievable and energizing alternative to get-rich-quick and over-complicated money management systems.
Check out our episode with The Budgetnista to learn more about her money story and financial wholeness.
GOOD GUYS BY DAVID G. SMITH & W. BRAD JOHNSON
Men have a crucial role to play in promoting gender equality at work. Good Guys is the second co-authored book by gender-in-the-workplace experts David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson. This book is a practical, research-based guide for how to be a male ally to women in the workplace. It shows how men can partner with their female colleagues to advance women’s leadership and equality by breaking ingrained gender stereotypes, overcoming unconscious bias, developing and supporting the talented women around them, and creating productive and respectful working relationships with women.
Check out our episode with David and Brad to learn more about inviting men into the gender equality conversation as mentors and allies.
POWER MOVES BY LAUREN MCGOODWIN
Whether you are job searching or soul searching, this book is a MUST READ! This is a book that can help you make Power Moves – both daily and life-changing ones – without self-doubt or fear holding you back. Lauren McGoodwin provides smart advice with real examples that help women shake up their careers.
Check out our episode with Lauren to learn more about setting expectations for your job and avoid the trap of searching for a “dream job.”
WOLFPACK BY ABBY WAMBACH
Out with the Old. In with the New. We are starting the new year with this game-changing book! This book is fuel for the power within all of us. In it, Abby Wambach outlines how to be a leader personally and professionally. She gives examples from her lived experiences to show how to apply these New Rules to bring people together and change the status quo.
THE MINDFUL MILLIONAIRE BY LEISA PETERSON
This book is a must read! Sometimes our biggest challenge is the sense that there’s never going to be enough. This scarcity mindset holds people back from achieving their financial dreams. Leisa Peterson takes you on a journey to break the cycle of fear, grief and shame that often surrounds money habits AND write a new money story inspiring joy and prosperity.
Check out our episode with Leisa Peterson for a deeper dive into some of the steps on her 7 Step Prosperity Ladder.
GROW YOUR MONEY BY BOLA SOKUNBI
Bola Sokunbi couldn’t find money books for women like her – so she wrote one. Actually two! The Founder of Clever Girl Finance has released her second book, Grow Your Money, to teach the basics foundations of personal investing. Bola teaches investing for long-term financial gain, and highlights the difference between making money and building wealth.
Most importantly, this book is written for real women. If you are interested in how investing really works, we would recommend this accessible introduction.
FIFTY FEMINIST MANTRAS BY AMELIA HRUBY
This journal is for feminists looking to raise their consciousness and strengthen their well-being in a positive, inclusive and radical way. Fifty Feminist Mantras helps us identify our values, which are extremely important to our finances. When we identify our values, we can align our budget, priorities and goals to live the life we want. These words and phrases take us on a year-long journey to change our mindset and reflect on what matters most.
THE LATTE FACTOR BY DAVID BACH
It’s amazing what $5 can turn into! $5 per day earning 10% annual interest equals $1,885 after 1 year. $11,616 after 5 years. $30,727 after 10 years. $339,073 after 30 years. $948,611 after 40 years! Compound interest is amazing and this book is filled with tons of great advice for twenty somethings to achieve financial independence. We recommend this book to anyone who wants to see how small changes can make big impacts to your finances.
YOUR NEXT LEVEL LIFE BY KAREN ARRINGTON
Author Karen Arrington has dedicated her life to empowering black women and breaking glass ceilings. This little pink books is added to The 411k Book Club to encourage all of us to level up our lives. We don’t settle and continue to set ambitious goals. This book reminds us that we are brave enough to go after what we deserve.
THE GENIUS OF WOMEN BY JANICE KAPLAN
Society tells girls they can be anything… so why do 90% of Americans assume geniuses are men? In this book, Janice Kaplan celebrates the women who overcame a rigged system and have triumphed. Genius isn’t just talent. It’s talent recognized and celebrated!
THE MOMENT OF LIFT BY MELINDA GATES
In this book, Melinda Gates shares the importance of empowering women. Throughout her experiences finding solutions for people with the most urgent needs, she found that if you want to lift society up, you need to stop keeping women down. When we empower women, we lift up families, communities and entire countries. When women win, everyone wins!
FAIR PLAY BY EVE RODSKY
Through her New York Times best selling book, Eve Rodsky is helping couples re-balance all of the work it takes to run a home, including their finances. We live in a world where the most essential work in the household and family is unpaid and underpaid work done primarily by women and girls. This book encourages shared responsibility of the invisible work at home.
Check out our episode with Eve about how women can reclaim their time and create a better balance at home.
BOSSED UP BY EMILIE ARIES
In this refreshing guide, Emilie Aries shares research and personal stories to spotlight the unique challenges that young women face today. Uncertain job markets. Burnout culture. Pressure to advance. Emilie shares guidance on advocating for ourselves and beating burnout. She encourages women to find the confidence and tools to be leaders. We can have it all if we take care of ourselves along the way!
Check out our episode with Emilie Aries about how to recognize the warning signs and ultimately beat burnout.
THE ART OF MONEY BY BARI TESSLER
In this book, Bari Tessler shows how financial literacy and emotional intelligence go hand in hand. Bari is a financial therapist that emphasizes the importance of “money healing” in order to achieve financial wellness. This book teaches us how to be mindful about our money so that it can support our values and goals.
Check out our episode with Bari Tessler in which we discuss our money stories and how they share our money practices.
BROKE MILLENNIAL BY ERIN LOWRY
This book is the wake up call for the cash-strapped 20- and 30- something! It’s so easy to get overwhelmed but Erin Lowry breaks down financial literacy lessons to get us on track. Lowry combines simple advice with real life stories to help make finance tangible for everyone!
THE FINANCIAL ANXIETY SOLUTION BY LINDSAY BRYAN-PODVIN
Financial anxiety is one of the top stresses for Americans. The Financial Anxiety Solution takes us step by step through helpful exercises and strategies to understand the sources of anxiety, apply coping skills to address anxiety symptoms, and prepare to tackle financial worries.
Check out our episode with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, founder of Mind Money Balance, to learn how to align financial goals with your partner.
THE 30 DAY MONEY CLEANSE BY ASHLEY FEINSTEIN GERSTLEY
Ashley Feinstein Gerstley lays out a simple, yet highly effective strategy for you to overcome financial hurdles. This guide makes finance access! This is a guide to return to over and over again as you correct and build healthy money habits.
Check out our episode with Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, founder of the Fiscal Femme, to learn how to create a harmonious relationship with money and achieve your financial goals.
THE WEDDING HACKER BY HEATHER LOREE FIER
Heather Fier, founder of The Wedding Hacker Club, helps budget minded couples get the best deals and even enjoy the journey down the aisle! Heather shares money saving guidance and wedding industry secrets to plan a wedding without going into debt.
THE INDEX CARD BY HELAINE OLEN AND HAROLD POLLACK
The original index card contained nine personal finance tips. Harold Pollack and Helaine Olen help us understand how our personal finance habits are shaped by the consumer economy. This book contains the basic principles to become financially stable and independent.
THE DEFINING DECADE BY MEG JAY
The “thirty-is-the-new-twenty” and “YOLO” culture tells us the twenty something years don’t matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twenty somethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation. The data shows that our twenties are actually the most defining decade of adulthood – professionally and personally.