Just finished reading a few books this week. All of them very useful in their own way.
America's Cheapest Family Gets you Right on the Money by Steve and Annette Economides
I like this book. The title I think gives the impression that you are going to read about a family that goes to extreme lengths of deprivation but that is not true. Extremely readable, well organized, currently relevant and makes a lot of sense. I learned from it and would recommend it.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
This is my second read. I read it the first time probably a year ago and didn't remember getting much from it but I must have changed because this time I found it to be very enlightening. The first part deals with the "imprinting" we have about money from when we were young. Money on My Mind wrote a great article of her "Financial Baggage" this week.
The second half deals with how to let what doesn't serve us go, replacing it with beliefs and thoughts that millionaires have--those thoughts are not about vacation--but stems from hard work! I am going to re-read this book again soon.
At Home in France Tales of an American and Her Home Abroad by Ann Barry
I got this tip from Saving4Later. I love this book. I am also biased because I seem to take to the French way of life fairly naturally. I was sad to find out that the author passed on in 1996 after owning in France for a dozen years or so. I could so relate to her need to get away, to a place that is privately hers. (made me want to find that solo place in France too...) She never married and only spent 2 -3 weeks there a year (what a luxury!) but her descriptions of her home and country life are full of passion and joy. Written only like a woman in love could.