Reading List

I often recommend books for personal finance and life change. There are so many to choose from! I can’t share every book I’ve read, so below is a list of the ones I often reference while coaching.  The images below are clickable and will take you to Amazon. I may receive a commission when you click through and make a purchase, but this in no way influenced what I added to the list.

My Top Recommendation: 

A Beginner’s Guide to Win With Money – Christina Edel (yours truly!)

This book is practical and easy to read. Each chapter ends with clear steps and exercises to help you make immediate changes to your finances. It summarizes the most important money lessons I took from many of the other books listed below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do – I really put my heart into it. If you only write one Amazon review this year, please consider writing it for my book. Thank you!

For Improving Your Mind and Habits

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo 

The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor

The Magic of Thinking Big – Dr. David Schwartz

The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg 

Atomic Habits – James Clear

For Learning How Money Brings Independence 

The Richest Man in Babylon – George Clason 

Money: Master the Game – Tony Robbins 

The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey 

Retire Inspired – Chris Hogan

Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki 

The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas Stanley and William Danko

For Improving Business & Career

How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie 

What Color is Your Parachute – Richard N. Bolles

Building a Story Brand – Donald Miller 

Profit First – Mike Michalowicz 

The Art of Money Getting – PT Barnum

The Financial Coaching Playbook – Kelsa Dickey (Specifically for people wanting to become a Financial Coach.)

For the Joy of Reading – My Favorite Novels

Shogun – James Clavell

Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurtry

The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett 

Swan Song – Robert McCammon 

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 

Little House on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder 

The Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean M. Auel

Ride the Wind – Lucia St. Clair Robson

The Killer Angels – Michael Shaara