plonkee money an english-er's thoughts on personal finance

November 26, 2007

you liked this post?… you’ll love this book

Filed under: shopping — plonkee @ 12:00 pm

I’m a big fan of books and reading, so if you’re struggling to make your Christmas wishlist, here are some books that you might love, relating to specific posts on plonkee money. The post that I’ve chosen books for are:

tourist in London town

If you appreciated this post, then you may well share my love of travel. If I’m really honest, I don’t need to think of more destinations that I want to go and visit, but I know that, looking through this book, I will.

The Travel Book from Lonely Planet has a double page spread on every country in the world (including the ones that you haven’t heard of). The stunning photography will make you create lists of countries to visit a mile long, and it’s also good for armchair travel.

british money slang

If you are interested in the weirdness of British slang for money, then you might like to read Watching the English, by Kate Fox. A irreverant study of English-ness including all important concepts such as talking about the weather, the importance of queuing and the all pervasiveness of humour.

If you want to know what makes English people tick, this is the book for you.

what is the Bank of England base rate and why is it important?

undercovereconomist.jpgIf you want an informal guide to economics, then I strongly recommend The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford.

Written for the layman (and woman) it explains why there isn’t actually that much money to be made from selling lattes, the economics of healthcare and sweatshops, and how to make a fortune from an auction.

a Dave Ramsey success story: interviewing Stephen

Were you impressed at how Stephen managed to clear his debt using Dave Ramsey’s methods? why not request The Total Money Makeover as a Christmas gift. You’ll never know if it will work for you if you don’t try.

The Total Money Makeover runs through some simple steps to take you from deep in debt to financial independence. They may not be the best ways mathematically, but they make a lot of sense psychologically.

about my car

drmartens.jpgSo if you enjoyed this post, that’s probably because you like my unusual car – a nice pair of cherry red Doc Marten boots.

In that case, you might enjoy Dr Martens: The Story of an Icon, with its history of the boots and the people, music and fashion associated with them. Did you know that the soles are acid, petrol, fat, and alkali resistant?

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