If your bank account is looking a little worse for wear after a long, hot summer (patios, mimosas, pedicures, anyone? … everyone?!) you can relax. September’s here now: it’s time for everyone to get back to adulting. Cast aside the lingering FOMO of summer and get focused on your own #lifegoals again. When it comes to your finances, you don’t have to do it alone—let one of these financial experts help you get back on track this fall.
Pat’s podcast, Smart Passive Income, speaks to online entrepreneurs, but it also shares helpful beginner-level info about passive income (steady cashflow that doesn’t require a lot of ongoing, manual effort from you—think set-it-and-forget-it). Pat interviews today’s business moguls who share their productivity pointers and banter about topics like what it means to be successful today, how to become “futureproof,” using social media to your benefit, etc. Pat’s really likeable and his love of money is motivating.
Kate is the daughter of women’s wealth expert Dr. Christiane Northrup, and she’s continuing the tradition of helping women (and men) achieve wellness in the area of personal finance. Her book, Money, A Love Story is all about uncovering your story you tell yourself behind your finances and crushing the real reason you’re stuck in debt. To Kate, dealing with money should be an enjoyable part of your life. Her book teaches how to get a handle on that attitude down pat and start making a life, not just a living.
Gail’s been a personal-finance MVP on the scene since 2011 when Til Debt Do Us Part premiered on Slice. Since then she’s written 18 books helping families, millenials, college kids, divorcees, manage their money and create a sustainable lifestyle. Her super-practical, tough-love approach works for everyone who wants to get serious about managing their cashflow like an adult. Check out her interactive worksheets and start getting real with yourself now.
The Daily Worth is “the ambitious woman’s guide to all things related to money, career and entrepreneurship.” Born from CEO Amanda Steinberg’s passion for helping women bridge the wealth gap, the site publishes snackable, truly helpful content daily on money, career, business and life (10 investing questions you’re too embarrassed to ask, the 10 worst credit card mistakes you can make, etc.) For small business owners or freelancers, or those who just have plans to make serious bank, The Daily Worth is a helpful companion and community.
Beth’s teachings are pretty much a crash course in adulting. She’s written for Oprah, Glamour, HuffPost and Elle about subjects that most grownups will recoil from. But if you’re seriously considering having kids, getting married, getting a car or buying a house, visit her site for a pep talk (her saving for the future section has mucho sobering advice) or a money calculator for whatever you might be saving for—and you’ll be ahead of the game.
So it sounds like an infomercial, but Sethi’s book I’ll Teach You How to Be Rich earned him a readership of over 500,000 people and a spot next to Warren Buffet in Forbes magazine. This man doesn’t write about skipping lattes, he’s a big thinker who wants to teach readers to be bold with their money (think: turning a negative performance review into a 30%+ raise, getting out of debt fast no matter how much you’re in, etc.).