I have been reading The Difference by Jean Chatzky for a couple of weeks now, and this morning I began thinking about how much I enjoy reading personal finance books. I really do - I find them fascinating and that is sort of weird, since they all basically say the same things: keep track of your money, spend less than you earn, etc. Yes, they all have a different perspective, and sometimes they present ideas that are unique, but the basics don't change. So, why bother reading more than one?
- Learning styles are different, and reading a variety of different books will help you find one that speaks to you.
- Keeping your personal finances under control is a life long journey, and it would be boring to read the same book over and over again.
- You will learn some new perspectives from each book you read.
- Reading a variety of personal finance books is nearly guaranteed to change your behavior.