He who will not economize will have to agonize. –Confucius
I’ve written a lot about what businesses, job seekers and home owners can do to stay afloat, but there is a lot more to keeping a roof above your head than just your take home pay. If you were able to make it out reasonably well during the past couple months, now is great time to start saving. If you lost your job or have had to downsize a lot of your life, there are still things you can do to get back on your feet. Personal budgeting is a small thing you can do that can make big difference in your life and control debt. Here are five books that can help you take control of your finances, save and live the life on your terms.
Helpful Financial Tools:
- Commuter Cost Calculator: As someone with years of an hour long commute knows, travel can put a lot of wear and tear on your vehicle and your wallet. This tool will help you understand the real cost of driving to work beyond gas. Note the assumptions listed to see if they are applicable to your situation.
- Rent Affordability Calculator: A lot of rental sites only use gross income, this one assumes net.
- Mortgage Calculator