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The Frugal Path to Wealth

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence
For more than twenty-five years, "Your Money or Your Life" has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. This fully revised and updated edition with a foreword by "the Frugal Guru," Mr. Money Mustache, is the ultimate makeover of this bestselling classic, ensuring that its time-tested wisdom applies to people of all ages and covers modern topics like investing in index funds, managing revenue streams like side hustles and freelancing, tracking your finances online, and having difficult conversations about money.

The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good With Money
"The Financial Diet" is the personal finance book for people who don't care about personal finance. Whether you're in need of an overspending detox, buried under student debt, or just trying to figure out how to live on an entry-level salary, "The Financial Diet" gives you tools to make a budget, understand investments, and deal with your credit.

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
By now you've heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes -- the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. If you're tired of the lies and sick of the false promises take a look at this book. It's the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With "The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition" you'll be able to: Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt; Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths; Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!

Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living
"Meet the Frugalwoods" shares the deeply personal story of how the author, the award-winning personal finance blogger behind Frugalwoods.com, left her successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life on a homestead in the Vermont woods.

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
"Why aren't I as wealthy as I should be?" Many people ask this question of themselves all the time. Often they are hard-working, well educated middle- to high-income people. Why, then, are so few affluent. For nearly two decades the answer has been found in the bestselling "The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy," reissued with a new foreword for the twenty-first century. According to the authors, wealth in America is more often the result of hard work, diligent savings, and living below your means than it is about inheritance, advance degrees, and even intelligence. This book identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream
In "The Money Class," Suze Orman, the woman millions of Americans have turned to for financial advice, delivers a master class on personal finance. Orman teaches her readers that the "New American Dream" is not the things they accumulate, but the confidence that comes from knowing that which they've worked so hard for cannot be taken away from them.

The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means
Jeff Yeager's "The Cheapskate Next Door" reveals 16 key attitudes about money, and life, that allow the cheapskates next door to live happy, comfortable, debt-free lives while spending only a fraction of what most Americans spend.

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