I feel like as I'm moving out on my own I should get a better grasp of the whole "personal finance" concept. Living with my parents I haven't had to worry about a lot of budgeting and such. I had my bills to pay, but nothing compared to living on a fixed income with paying rent, groceries, utilities and the bills I currently pay now.
My boyfriend works in the finance biz and has a lot of books on personal finance, so I borrowed this book from him:
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This book can be purchased here.
Honestly, the book is a lot of common sense information. The only area I really learned something was about 401K's and IRA's. If you have no idea about budgeting, savings options, mortgages, loans, etc. than this is a really good basic book, other than that though, skip it.
Next on the financial reading list: