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What's On Your Summer Reading List?

Summer is a great time to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air and sunshine and the abundant natural resources Calgarians have at their doorstep. It’s also nice to take a break from all that activity and curl up with a good book. Because Momentum is interested in helping you feel more confident and in control of your finances—and your life, below is a list of books that we think can help you start to do just that. Even if you are already practising good money management techniques (and if you are, good for you!), it’s always worth it to take a second look to see how you’ve grown, what you’ve achieved, and what areas you may still need to work on. Below are a few of our favourites:

  • Debt-Free Forever: Take Control of Your Money and Your Life by Gail Vaz-Oxlade. Another old favourite, Gail brings a no nonsense approach to finances.
  • The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton. An old favourite, this is a good starting point for anyone who wants to construct a personal financial plan.
  • How to Eat an Elephant by Frank Wiginton. Who wouldn’t be interested with a title like this?! Wiginton breaks down that overwhelming financial elephant one step at a time.
  • The Moolala Guide to Rockin’ Your RRSP by Bruce Sellery. Bruce combines simple steps with practical advice to help you “rock your RRSP!”
  • Findependence Day by Jon Chevreau. Written by the editor of MoneySense Magazine. We haven’t read this one yet, so let us know what you think!

A couple of other interesting reads:

  • Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir. The authors examine the idea of scarcity and how it applies to our lives.
  • The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less by Barry Schwarz. Schwarz looks at how the culture of abundance takes away satisfaction.

If your idea of reading typically involves a screen, here are a few good websites to check out:

So grab that book or tablet or e-Reader and happy reading!

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