The Millionaire Next Door examines the spending habits of people who became millionaires. This book points out that most millionaires do not spend a lot of money, and have a regular pattern of saving and budgeting. This was an eye opening study, and can really help you get a grasp on how to build wealth over time.
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey is a seven step plan that will help you get out of debt and begin to build wealth. in this book, Dave Ramsey shares stories from people who followed his plan and got out of debt. He also outlines how to manage your money once you have gotten out of debt. Although the steps he outlines are pretty basic, he does a great job of motivating you to get started on getting out debt.
The Tightwad Gazette is a collection of newsletters that were originally published in the 1990s. They are full of ideas on how you can save money on everything from your groceries to remodeling your home. Some of the idea can be a bit extreme. The books is well written and is enjoyable to read.The author does a great job of helping you break things down according to the costs of both your time and money. She also explains how to use a price book to save you money at the grocery store.
This book is a must read if you are getting married in the next year. It is also a good resource if you are married and you and your spouse have occasional money fights or major money issues. It can help you see how you each view money differently and then come together to work out a financial plan that you are both comfortable following.