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
WALLET ACTIVISM BY TANJA HESTER
The phrase “vote with your dollars” usually gets limited to how we spend our money. This book goes beyond spending and challenges readers to be intentional with how we give, how we earn and how we save. Money is power and it’s time to align our money with our values.
To learn more, check out our episode with the author.
FINANCIAL ADULTING BY ASHLEY FEINSTEIN GERSTLEY
Are you ready to adult?! This book is for anyone ready to put their big girl pants on to get their finances in order. It’s got eveything from budgeting to estate planning, investing to consumer activism, retirement and debt repayment. Ashley interviewed a diverse pool of experts to make these tools and resources available to all ready to intentionallly adult.
To learn more, check out our episode with the author.
GETTING TO YES BY ROGER FISHER AND WILLIAM URY
Taught in business schools all over the country, this book offers you tools for negotiating. We are always negotiating at home and at work so it’s about time we refine our skills to get what we want. This book shows you different techniques for disentangling the people from the problem, focusing on interests and working together to find fair and creative solutions.
For more negotiating tips, check out our episode with Chris Diorio.
GET A FINANCIAL LIFE BY BETH KOBLINER
This book is the guide we wish we had when we graduated college! It has all you need to know get control over your finances right now. If you’re looking for the financial bible to keep on your nightstand, look no further than this!
THE UP LEVEL PROJECT BY HANNEKE ANTONELLI
This book is an entrepreneur’s dream sidekick! It teachers you how to scale more profitable businesses without sacrificing freedom. But this isn’t your traditional business guide! Hanneke gets vulnerable sharing her lived experiences and empowers you to take on your next challenge. Are you ready to take your business up a level?
Check out our episode with Hanneke Antonelli where we discuss the important of failing forward.
QUIT LIKE A MILLIONNAIRE BY KRISTY SHEN & BRYCE LEUNG
From two leaders of the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement, this books wants you to be rich in money, in time and in life. It’s a guide filled with actionable advice on how to maximize your money. It’s a book that makes you consider some big questions: What are your priorities? What do you value? What do you want? How are you going to get there?
THINK LIKE A BREADWINNER BY JENNIFER BARRETT
Are you a working woman ready to reach your full potential? READ THIS! Jennifer Barrett dismantles the narrative that women don’t – and shouldn’t – take full financial responsibility to create the lives they want, by revealing not only the importance of women building their own wealth, but also the freedom and power that comes with it. This book has us ready to reclaim, rejoice in and aspire to the role of breadwinner.
Check out our episode with Jennifer Barrett where we talk about shifting mindsets to take control of our money!
LADIES GET PAID BY CLAIRE WASSERMAN
This MUST-READ book is a call to action! And getting paid a fair and equal salary is just the starting point. It’s time to demand more from our careers and see more results from our money. Claire Wasserman is leading the charge for equality in the workplace. Now let’s rise up to get paid!
Check out our episode with Claire Wasserman where we discuss how to champion women in the workplace and in leadership.
HOW WOMEN RISE BY SALLY HELGESEN & MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
Women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that help women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won’t get you there.. and you might not realize your blind spots until it’s too late. In this book, Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith share the 12 habits to overcome to get to the next level.
Check out our episode with Sally Helgesen as we break down the habits that are holding us back.
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.