Andrea Schmutz, USU Extension Assistant Professor
April is simply a glorious month; one that truly offers something for everyone. For those who love the warm sun on their skin, April kindly ushers in sunny days as the cold winter days move on their way. For those who love the beautiful colors and fresh scent of blooming flowers, April encourages new growth and vibrant hues to break through the tail end of winter. And how about those who are looking for ways to improve their personal finances? April brings us Financial Literacy Month with encouragement to engage in various activities that will direct us on our path to financial wellness. April is truly a powerhouse month!
If you’ve been following the 2022 Finance Calendar (free download) you will notice that one of the challenges for April is “celebrate by finding a book, class, podcast, etc. to further your personal finance knowledge.” While that sounds simple enough, sometimes it’s still hard to know where to begin. To help alleviate unnecessary stress, here are a few suggestions for books that cover a myriad of personal finance lessons.
Andrea Schmutz, USU Extension Faculty
Last year, in a post titled “Dr. Seuss and his Delightful Discourses,” I encouraged readers to use Dr. Seuss books as thought provoking motivators or reminders in their efforts to apply financial best practices throughout 2021. To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday this month, I’ve expounded on a few more of my favorite whimsical, entertaining stories and their relationships to our personal paths to financial wellness.
Dr. Seuss had a gift: he reimagined everyday experiences - like reading, going to sleep, and doing chores - to make them extraordinary. In honor of the good doctor’s birthday, let’s use his writings to help reimagine the everyday world of finance and infuse a much avoided topic with fun reminders and clever connections.
Are you hoping to do more reading this year? Do you want to learn more about finances but aren't sure where to start? Here are a few of my favorite suggestions! Expand your mind and your wallet with these awesome financial education books! Get the whole family involved. There's books for kids as well as books for you in this video! After you read them let me know what you think! Enjoy!
Hey, hey Utah Money Moms! Liz here! I wanted to tell you about one of the books listed on the Utah Money Moms Resource Page, The Automatic Millionaire. I first read this book as a freshman at Utah State and was surprised at how much I liked it! I recently reread the book and wanted to share with you 3 reasons why it’s a good option for anyone looking for a financial boost.
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