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Top South African Money books to help you gain financial freedom


Reading remains one of the best ways to learn about specific topics, and money is no exception. Instead of picking up the latest paperback suspense, consider giving your brain a bit more of a workout and be ahead of your peers when it comes to personal finance management. These five authors deliver an easy-to-read, informative and fun way to learn about your money. Don’t worry, they’re not textbooks, but books you can curl up to and even have a laugh at.

Smart Woman by Sylvia Walker

An excellent read for women who are looking for guidance in becoming smart about their money. A smart woman understands how she can build wealth by making her money work for her. The book provides excellent insight into your perceptions about money and how this impacts financial behaviour. Major lessons from the book include how to spend smarter, tackle debt and set realistic financial goals. A definite must-read for every woman, at any age who is serious about obtaining financial independence and building long-term wealth.

From Debt to Riches by Phumelele Ndumo

Most people stumble upon Phumelele’s ‘From Debt to Riches’ while they are trying to claw themselves out of the debt trap. An efficient guide to understanding how money works and instils financial discipline. This indispensable guide addresses the financial problems of ordinary South Africans who are battling with mismanaged debt, outstanding loans, university fees, and home loans.

The Wealth Chef by Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson is an international finance coach who believes that everyone can be wealthy. The Wealth Chef doesn’t stop at managing your personal finances, but also focuses on creating wealth while doing so. Ann has laid out a step-by-step guide to creating financial freedom. Readers will find five recipes for wealth that helped Ann go from having nothing to becoming a multimillionaire.

Become your own Financial Advisor by Warren Ingram

Become Your Own Financial Advisor provides people of all ages and levels of wealth with practical information on how to improve their finances. It’s a step-by-step guide to financial peace of mind. Warren demonstrates in this book that all of us can become financially secure with the resources at our disposal. The book looks at safe ways to invest, debt management and blunders to avoid when buying a house.

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