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Here are eight African American financial advice books written by men and women dedicated to expanding financial literacy in the black community. Our voices should be highlighted year-round, not just 28 days in February.

D.E.B.T. Free or Die Trying

How I Buried Myself $30,000 in Debt and Dug My Way Out is the Second Edition of MG (Paychecks & Balances podcast) 2016 original. You can download a free copy of the “Establish a Plan” chapter here.

The revised book includes a generous foreword from J.D. Roth (Your Money Mindset Matters ft. J.D. Roth – PB87) of, three completely new chapters, and clear “Calls to Action” teaching you exactly how to implement the 4-step D.E.B.T. Free plan he first covered on CBS News.

The Money Manual

Tonya Rapley (Banish the Balance ft. Tonya Rapley – PB86) financial advice book The Money Manual: A Practical Money Guide to Help You Succeed on Your Financial Journey covers how to manage your money without feeling overwhelmed; a simple method for creating and implementing achievable financial goals; ways to use money as a tool to improve your life and much more.

Real Money Answers for Every Woman

Patrice Washington (Seek Wisdom and Find Wealth with Patrice Washington – PB69) is the popular, award-winning, self-published author of Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With Or Without A Man that helps women get out of debt, rebuild their credit, and fulfill their financial dreams.

Live Richer Challenge

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche (From $300,000 in Debt to The Live Richer Academy ft. The Budgetnista – PB 102) is an award-winning teacher of financial empowerment and is quickly becoming America’s favorite personal financial advice educator. She is the author of the Live Richer Challenge: Learn how to budget, save, get out of debt, improve your credit, and invest in 36 days.

Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox aka “The Money Coach” (The 9-to-5 Training Ground ft. Lynnette Khalfani-Cox – PB72) is a personal finance expert, television, and radio personality. She is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom.

The 4 Financial Languages

Tarra Jackson’s The 4 Financial Languages: The Secrets to Communicating About Money shares the secrets to effectively communicate about money with your spouse or partner. This book teaches you the 4 Financial Languages and how to communicate with your partner about money.

Pay Me in Equity

Dasarte Yarnway (EP 45: Hacking Income with MG of Paychecks & Balances) authored Pay Me in Equity: A Millennial Guide to Understanding Equity Compensation. Pay Me In Equity, segmented in four parts, educates the under forty professional on understanding the details of the employer-sponsored plans while offering advice to anyone who seeks to design their wealth through growing their “personal equity.

Everyday Millionaires

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Chris Hogan (Everyday Millionaires ft. Chris Hogan – PB131) is the author of Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too and Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number.

Chris started his career in the banking industry and now travels around the country talking about money, leadership, and business. He’s been a part of Dave Ramsey’s Ramsey Solutions team for 14 years. Chris and his team surveyed 10,000 U.S Millionaires to find the action steps we need to follow to set ourselves up to be financially secure.

More Personal Finance Influencers

Before you go, visit our 15 Best African American Financial Advice Podcasts and Blogs. If you prefer money tips through social media, follow these 35 Voices in Personal Finance today.

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