- Your Money or Your Life – A step-by-step way of handling your money. It’s about living the life you really want AND having the money you need to do so.
- The 4-Hour Workweek – Contains the steps you’ll need to take to change your lifestyle. It’s heavy on specifics, down to web sites to contact and companies to work with that the author has either used himself or believes has a good reputation. There are also exercises designed to challenge you and push you out of the status-quo.
Living More with Less – Explores the social implications behind over consumption and wastefulness and describes what an impact even small changes can make on the world around us. Written from a Mennonite perspective.
- Brenda’s Wardrobe Companion – Subtitled A Guide to Getting Dressed From the Inside Out, this book ended my struggle with finding clothes that looked nice on me.
- How to Survive Without a Salary – All about the “conserver lifestyle” — a lifestyle that involves stepping way out of the consumer world and into a world where you’re focused on using less, enjoying what you do have more, and being a good steward. It’s about planning your life so that your monetary needs are reduced to the point where you need very little cash to have the things you want. Get it from the library :)
- Organic Housekeeping – Packed with useful tips that can save you money and improve your household environment. It covers everything from clutter to organic gardening, and contains a well organized index that makes it easy for you to flip right to anything from mosquito fighting methods to dish washing.
Hooked! – As the subtitle says, it’s “Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume”.
- Green With Envy – Discusses the feelings surrounding money, and the things that most people don’t usually talk about: things like where people get their money, how they are affording things, whether or not they are in debt, etc.