Have you been searching and searching for personal finance books by Latino authors or Latina authors, but it feels like you are searching for a needle in a haystack? You are not alone which is why we have done the hard work for you and have compiled the best finance books by Latinx authors for you!
Before we share these books with you, let’s provide some background as to the lack of representation in the personal finance area.
The interest in personal finance has drastically increased over the years, and the bookshelves are overflowing with new titles. However, it’s hard not to notice the glaring lack of Latinx authors in this sea of finance wisdom (this finance wisdom= 500 books published annually). As the Latino community in the U.S. booms (I mean, over 111 million that’s 28% by 2060?!), it’s high time we hear their unique financial stories and address their specific needs.
Quick stats: Latinx authors make up only 7.6% of ALL authors – que locura (that is crazy)! This creates a gap in role models for financial success in our community. We need to address unique issues like cultural influences, language barriers, and challenges faced by immigrant families. Without enough relevant role models, nuestra comunidad might struggle to find financial freedom that caters to our distinct experiences. We seriously need Latino voices in the financial conversation, no te parece (don’t you think)?
Speaking of Latino voices, without further ado we present to you the compiled list of best finance books by Latinx authors (as well as some upcoming books to look out for). Of course, if you have others that we missed be sure to let us know in the comments section!
Note: This list does not constitute endorsement of these books and is for informational purposes only.
BEST FINANCE BOOKS IN GENERAL PERSONAL FINANCE
In this category you can find books specific to Latino community and culture. There is good diversity in topics by these Latinx authors like a book focused on couples managing money together as well as quick reads on budgeting and other money skills. Oh and you may see a book by yours truly.
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BEST FINANCE BOOKS IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Even though there weren’t many books that we found we managed to find a few children’s books by Latina authors for the win!
BEST FINANCE BOOKS IN INVESTING & WEALTH BUILDING
We were pleasantly pleased to find a good number of the books covering investing and wealth building by Latino authors and Latina authors. Our Latino community can definitely benefit from this information as generational wealth has been key conversation.
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BEST FINANCE BOOKS IN FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT
We all need encouragement from time to time, especially when it comes to our financial life which is where these books by Latinx authors come in handy! Some of the titles you see are specific to our Latino community.
↳Podcast Episode Alert! Get to know this author in Episode 249
Fortunately there are some upcoming releases by Latinx authors! Make sure you mark your calendars for these books!
Mind Your Money: Insightful Stories and Strategies to Help You Reach Your #MoneyGoals, Yanely Espinal Release Date: May 30th, 2023
↳Podcast Episode Alert! Get to know this author in Episode 304
Giovanna Gonzalez, Cultura & Cash. Release Date: September 2023
Financially Lit: The Modern Latina’s Guide to Level Up Your Dinero & Become Financially Poderosa, Jannese Torres. Release Date: March 2024
↳Podcast Episode Alert! Get to know this author in Episode 381
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After seeing the full list of all the Latinx authors, what are your thoughts? Let us know in the comment section. Be sure to read a book or two from this list to support these authors and share this blog post if you are feeling moved to do so.