Best Finance Books by Latinx Authors

Personal Finance Books in the U.S.

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 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.

The Latino Guide to Personal Money Management, Laura Castañeda and Laura Castellanos

Jumpstart Your Marriage & Your Money: A 4-Week Guide to Building Wealth Together, Elle Martinez

↳Podcast Episode Alert! Get to know this author in Episode 007

A Latina’s Guide to Money, Eva Macias

Her Money Matters: The Missing Truths From Traditional Money Advice, Jen Hemphill

Financially Savvy in 20 minutes, Natalie Torres-Hadaad

↳Podcast Episode Alert! Get to know this author in Episode 004

Budgeting For Dummies, Athena Valentine Lent


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!

Purple Lemonade, Melinda Jimenez Perez

My Stock Market Workbook, Elizabeth Ruiz, Linda Garcia


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. 

Stock Market Investing Mini-Lessons For Beginners: A starter guide for beginner investors (Stock Market Investing Education), Mabel Nuñez

Stock Analysis 101: A Step by Step Guide to Analyzing and Buying Stocks, Mabel Nuñez

↳Podcast Episode Alert! Get to know this author in Episode 17

Investing in Real Estate at a young age: How to become Financially Savvy in real estate investing, Natalie Torres-Hadaad

Building Wealth on a Dime: Finding your Financial Freedom, Kimberly Hamilton

↳Podcast Episode Alert! Get to know this author in Episode 339

Overcoming Debt, Achieving Financial Freedom: 8 Pillars to Build Wealth, Cindy Zuniga Sanchez

↳Podcast Episode Alert! Get to know this author in Episode 330

Wealth Warrior: 8 Steps for Communities of Color to Conquer the Stock Market, Linda Garcia

↳Get to know this author in an upcoming episode of the Her Dinero Matters podcast! TBD


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.

The Latino Journey to Financial Greatness, Louis Barajas

Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way, Nelly Galan

↳Podcast Episode Alert! Get to know this author in Episode 249

Journey to Financial Freedom: A Latina’s path to managing money the right way, Darlene Nuñez

Latinas in Finances: Changing the financial narrative one Latina at a time, Imelda Rodriguez


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 38

**Please note all links to these books are an affiliate link so I may receive a small commission if you purchase**

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.

Latinx Authors Over time
**There was no data found that showed the number of personal finance books published for all the years we needed so instead we used the range of 400-600+ based on the research and the data Statista published in 2014. 
***Our team searched high and low for personal finance books written by Latinos and they were definitely scarce (and we may have missed some). The less than .01% number was calculated by the number of personal finance books we found written by Latino authors divided by the average of total personal finance books published annually (we used 500 to be conservative).