5 Books Every Women Should Read To Become Financially Savvy

1. Money Smart: For Managing Wealth 

51ivwmuq7kL._SX314_BO1,204,203,200_Do you get intimidated by words like stock markets, mutual funds, tax returns? Studies show that even the most accomplished and knowledgeable women often feel discouraged when it comes to managing their money. This book breaks down financial jargon for you and helps you master basic wealth management skills. This book is ideal for Indian women with very limited financial knowledge.

 

 2. Zero to One: For Business Tips

bookSquare1This business book by PayPal co-founder and the first investor in Facebook, Peter Thiel, will change your attitude towards business and capitalism. Thiel brilliantly shares his theories on innovation and building a billion-dollar business. This book will make you ask questions about everything. And those questions will get you to think about new solutions which could culminate into a successful business idea. It is perfect for those looking to start their own businesses.

 

 3. The Intelligent Investor: For Investment Tips and Strategies

51DLoxAJ68L._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_If you’re looking to get into investing seriously, whether as a career or to achieve your own long-term investment goals, then this book is a must-read. It not only prevents you from making potential errors but also teaches you important investment strategies. This book contains the original plan laid down by Graham and is combined with current financial situations, making it relevant for the modern investor. 

 

4. Alibaba’s World: To Learn About The Largest IPO

51RSJq5MmBL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_Interested in e-commerce? Dream of going public with your company? Well, we’ve got an inspiring book for you which is also informational. When the Amazon of China, Alibaba went public in 2014, it held the largest IPO in history – bigger than Google, Facebook and Twitter combined. Now the world’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba has built a customer base more than twice the size of Amazon’s. How did it happen? Erisman shares stories of weathering the dotcom crash, facing down eBay and Google, negotiating with the unpredictable Chinese government, and enduring the misguided advice of foreign experts. 

5. On My Own Two Feet: For Personal Finance

On My Own Two Feet

If you’re a young professional woman, perhaps looking for a personal finance book, this is the book for you. Harvard Business School graduates and investment experts Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar will tell you how to make a budget, utilize the benefits of compounding, avoid swiping your credit card on a whim, and save for emergencies. The authors will show women that the sooner they learn to apply these basic strategies, the more likely they are to achieve the typical lifetime financial goals such as owning a home, provide for oneself and/or a family, take fun vacations and retire in comfort – free of financial stress. P.S. Though this book caters mainly to an American audience  you will definitely find lots of good advice here.

 


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