Here at SFG, we support an ongoing educational culture. One of the ways we do this is holding an employee book club meeting several times per year to share about nonfiction books we’ve read. Additionally, we keep a library of books in our conference room — anyone is welcome to comb through it and take a book home! These books all relate to one of our Four Capitals — Financial, Physical, Intellectual, and Psychological — and offer insight into the approach we are so committed to.
Next time you’re here, be sure to peruse and choose something that could be helpful to you. Below are all of the books we currently have related to Financial Capital, and the other capital overviews will be shared in the coming months.
Longevity Economy by Joseph F. Coughlin
Each of us will grow old — if we’re lucky. This book is about the aging of populations that represents the most profound change guaranteed to come to high-income countries everywhere, as well as most low- and middle-income ones. Also, there could be other big shifts headed our way — related to climate change, global geopolitics, and technological advancement.
The Financial Diet by Chelsea Fagan
This is a total beginner’s guide to getting good with money. It provides tips and tools on how to make a budget, deal with your credit, and understand investments.
The Financial Diet will teach you:
• How to get better with your money within a year.
• What it means to invest (and how you can do it).
• The ingredients everyone needs to have a budget-friendly kitchen.
• How to take care of your house like a grown-up.
• How to talk about awkward money stuff with your friends.
• The best way to make (and stick to!) a budget.
The Everything Personal Finance in your 20’s & 30’s Book by Howard Davidoff
Millions of young Americans are finding it hard to save for the future and still pay today’s bills on time. This book will help you learn how to become financially independent by:
• Creating a workable budget.
• Minimizing credit card and student loan debt.
• Investing money wisely.
• Building an emergency fund.
Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West by James P Owen
Veteran financier James P. Owen shares his perspective on Wall Street and how the Code of the West can and should be applied to business practices and the corporate world. This book is about a new approach to business ethics. It represents Americans – their courage, optimism, and plain hard work. The author believes these values are part of our heritage. “Values all Americans can share, no matter what our politics, our religion, or our station of life”.