Recommends

This list of reads, recommends and other things are all things I use, love, or come highly and wildly recommended by a few people I trust. Two quick things on that: First, I always look for, list, and often use free options, but sometimes there are products or services that I’m happy (or have to) pay for. And, buying less crap is a great way to save money (and the environment), so please don’t buy anything you don’t need or really want (do your research, compare prices!) Lastly, some of these links offer a commission for a referral (for example, amazon does, but many do not) this helps pay for hosting the website and sending the newsletter and will never-not-ever influence what I’d include or recommend to others.

Books

Money & Personal Finance

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. For me, this is ‘THE’ book on Money and Personal Finance, this book literally changed my life when it came out and was updated in 2018.

Bad With Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together by Gaby Dunn. What I wish I’d read in my 20’s and the book I gave to my stepdaughter but offers good advice for everyone.

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life by Katy Butler is just gorgeous, full of grace, love, truth and wildly-helpful information. I am grateful to have this book for now and the years to come.

Grief & Loss

Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner made me smile-sob, ugly-cry and laugh, usually all at the same time. Incredible stories and stellar advice.

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine is the book I wish I had to help me understand my grief and realize I wasn’t crazy. I’ve given this book to dozens of friends.