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Book Rec: Get Good With Money by Tiffany Aliche — AuDHD-friendly financial literacy

I'm almost done with the audiobook of Get Good With Money: 10 Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole by Tiffany Aliche, "The Budgetnista."

This is hands down the best book I've read on personal finances! This is because while it's simple and accessible, it also provides enough depth to provide the necessary foundation. Even though I've read before about investing and do have my own small business investing, I still learned so much about the basics!


Financial literacy is a big deal for AuDHD people because we often miss out on important lessons and milestones around money for many reasons. We also may struggle with impulsivity and overwhelm that lead to just giving up.


The ten areas of financial wholeness that the book covers:

  1. Budget (but I promise it's a much easier approach for my brain than any other that I've come across)

  2. Save Like a Squirrel

  3. Dig Out of Debt

  4. Score High (Credit)

  5. Learn to Earn (Increase Your Income)

  6. Invest Like an Insider (Retirement and Wealth)

  7. Get Good With Insurance

  8. Grow Rich-ish (Increase Your Net Worth)

  9. Pick Your Money Team (Financial Professionals)

  10. Leave a Legacy (Estate Planning)


Another thing I love about the book is that it takes a wholistic approach, emphasizing repeatedly that you can make progress on multiple fronts at once. In other words, unlike what old white dads might tell you... you do NOT have to pay off all your debt before saving or investing!


While there's a Get Good with Money Tool Kit available for free, I do recommend reading the book before or while digging into it. This is because if you're like me, you look at that list above and think, Oh sure, I'll just invest and buy insurance and get my "estate" in order, me and my ratty towels over here.

But the reason I'm recommending this book in particular is that it is deeply un-shaming and helpful no matter where you're at financially.


I wish I'd found it ten years ago!


p.s. While I, an AuDHD person, find this book approachable and actionable, that doesn't mean you automatically will! And that's okay! If you have any books, teachers, etc, who resonate with you more, feel free to post them below so others can benefit!




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