What I’m Reading this Month: March 2022
It has been a long time since I have blogged. Instead of trying to come up with the most perfect blog post and most perfect topic, I am just jumping back into the swing of things.
The last time I blogged was June 2020 and I truly can’t believe it has been that long. Even though, I haven’t been very active on my blog, I am pretty active on my Instagram and if you aren’t following me there, I hope you would join me over there at www.instagram.com/sugarandmoney
Also, I definitely owe you a life update and debt update. The last update has been almost 2 years ago and there has been changes but let’s save that for another day.
Today we are talking about books. Last year, I didn’t read nearly as many books as I planned. Life truly threw a couple of FAST curve balls my way. Therefore, this year, I am committed to reading at least one book per month. Perhaps I will read two books in a month. All of my reading won’t be personal finance related but at least half will pertain to personal finance. Why? There is always something to learn and I am a nerd when it comes to money so I like to read about it.
So what am I reading during March 2022…
The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins
I can’t recall where I first heard about this book but I know I’ve owned it for at least 2 years. Yes, for 2 years it has sat on my bookshelf. This year, I am being more intentional with my spending. One way that I’m being more intentional is by delaying purchasing books just because its a new release, or because its all over social media. Instead, I am focused on not buying more books before reading the ones I have purchased already.
“The Simple Path to Wealth” premise is around taking the simple path to wealth by investing in a specific Vanguard index fund. However, the book has a lot more information in it besides investing all you can into a specific Vanguard index fund. From the little that I have read and the pages, I’ve already dog eared, I know I will reference this book again and will have several follow up items.
I picked this book to read this month because I am in a season of wanting to learn more about investing and also investing more. Something about turning 40 made retirement seem even closer! So no matter how old you are take your retirement serious because the years truly fly by.
You can purchase this book here.
Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing and Saving
The second book that I am reading this month is, “Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing and Saving” by Lorilee Craker.
This is another book that I had on my bookshelf, but this time, my Amazon Kindle bookshelf. I finally decided to “crack it open”. The opening has already pulled me in based on how the Amish thrived during the (December 2007 – June 2009) last economic recession. While we aren’t in a recession currently and I hope we don’t experience one anything soon, we are definitely experiencing a time of inflation (Hello increasing gas prices, grocery prices and let’s not mention housing costs.) Therefore, I feel like this is a great time to read more on saving money or stretching a dollar.
You can purchase it here.
Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself
Lastly, I am still reading, “Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself” by Nedra Glover Tawwab.
This book was all over social media last year about setting boundaries and I finally picked it up. This is the 3rd book that I am reading because “boundaries” is relatively new to me but its so needed. Also, this snippet from Amazon about the book, makes it sound like a book that nearly everyone could stand to read,
“The instant New York Times best seller
End the struggle, speak up for what you need, and experience the freedom of being truly yourself.
Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them – in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do “healthy boundaries” really mean – and how can we successfully express our needs, say “no”, and be assertive without offending others?”
So there you have it, the 3 books that are on my nightstand!
What I read last month (February 2022)
PS: Eventhough, I didn’t write about what I read in February, I read, “Get Good with Money” by Tiffany the Budgetnista Aliche and it was such a good read. Perhaps, I will blog a review about it.
Now let me know, what are you reading this month?
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