Worried about money? Unsure about investment? Here are some books that might help, says Anna Temkin in The Times.
The Financial Wellbeing Book by Chris Budd (2016). This sensibly written guide by a savvy financial adviser covers all the main aspects of personal finance and offers a much-needed “dose of optimism” for millennials.
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (2005). A cult classic which remains “a brilliant way to get you hooked on economics”.
Property Uncovered by Louisa Fletcher (2014). A practical guide to the property world, with tips on dealing with estate agents and solicitors, and a useful overview of dos and don’ts.
The Money Masters by John Train (2000 edition). This classic work looks in detail at ten famous US investors, giving an insight to their different approaches. Jargon-free and fascinating.
Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman (2012). A bestselling guide to behavioural economics, which teaches you why people end up making irrational decisions.
Your Money or Your Life by Alvin Hall (2006). The TV personal-finance guru covers a broad range of topics, from insurance to pensions, in one easy read.