February Reads – The Fitnessista

I share the books I read in February and I would recommend adding them to your list.

Hello hello! How are you? I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We spent a lot of time tearing out baseboards and moving furniture downstairs, but I attended a yoga class at Session and we had a lovely family dinner. I have a couple of calls today and I’m going to sneak off to work since the house is under construction.

For today’s post, I wanted to share the books I read in February! I read four books last month and there was a mix of finance-related topics as well as SPICY. Here are the details if you’re looking for some new options to add to your TBR (to read) list.

February readings

rich AF

I definitely recommend listening. the audio version of this, especially if you don’t mind a little sass and foul language. Vivian Tu, also known as Your Rich BFF, has a very fun way of explaining basic financial principles (types of investing, budgeting, saving tips) and is extremely motivating and encouraging along the way. She included many necessary nudges to focus more on our investment and savings strategy; It is one of my goals for next year, especially now that the pilot returns to the airlines. One of my favorite quotes is that you can buy anythingbut you don’t need to buy all. It’s about making your purchases worth it. 9/10 recommended.

Of Amazon:

When Vivian Tu started working on Wall Street right out of college, all she knew was that she was making more money than she had ever seen in her life. But it wasn’t until she found a mentor of her own on the trading floor that she began to understand what rich people intuitively knew: the secrets to beating the proverbial financial game that, for too long, has been masculine, pale and stale. .

Building on the lessons she learned on Wall Street about money and the markets, Vivian now offers her best personal finance tips and tricks to readers of all ages and demographics, so anyone can get rich, whether they have grown up knowing the rules of the game. Or not. Vivian will mentor her and give her fresh, no-nonsense advice on how to think like a wealthy person and create smart financial habits. Throughout the pages of rich AFVivian will break down her best recommendations to help you:

Maximize your earnings to make the most of your 9 to 5

Understand the differences between savings accounts and where you should keep your money

Identify the tax strategies and (legal) loopholes you need to retire in style

Overcome investment fears to ensure wealth for generations

and much more!

rich AF will equip readers with the tools and knowledge to not only understand the financial landscape, but also to build a financial strategy of their own. And with her rich best friend by her side, she will be able to begin her financial journey with a wealthy mindset, making the most of her money and growing her wealth for years to come.

She’s up to no good

I read and loved Sara Goodman’s latest novel Confino, Don’t forget to write, so of course I need to read all of his books now. (Apparently he has a new one on the way!) It was as charming, witty, and enjoyable as the last book, too with a bit of a surprise ending. I didn’t want it to end. 10/10

Of Amazon:

Four years after their marriage, Jenna is surprised when her husband asks for a divorce. With time on her hands and her life changing, she agrees to accompany her eccentric grandmother Evelyn on a road trip to the Massachusetts coastal town where much of her family history was formed.

As they hit the road, Evelyn tells the story of the star-crossed teenage romance that captured her heart more than seventy years ago and changed the course of her life. She insists that her return to her hometown isn’t about that at all, no matter how much she talks about Tony, her unforgettable, forbidden first love.

Upon arriving, Jenna meets Tony’s attentive great-nephew, Joe. The new friendship and the fresh ocean air give her the confidence and distance she needs to begin to leave the pain of a broken marriage behind.

As secrets and truths from Evelyn’s past are revealed, Jenna discovers a new side of her grandmother and herself that she never knew existed, and learns that possibilities for healing can arise in life’s most unexpected moments. of a woman.

The psychology of money

This book includes real-world examples of budgeting, investing, risks, and mindsets. I love that each chapter can stand on its own, so it was easy for me to listen to and pick up during chores, walks, or trips to and from school. It was another good push to maintain our spending habits as our earnings change over time so we can focus on our most important goals. We have a huge investment goal in the coming years, so hearing more finance-related material has been inspiring and motivating. The link to read is here. 9/10

Of Amazon:

Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And the behavior is difficult to teach, even to really smart people.

Money (investments, personal finances, and business decisions) is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world, people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They prepare them at the table or in a meeting room, where personal history, their unique vision of the world, ego, pride, marketing and strange incentives mix.

In The psychology of money Award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories that explore the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to better understand one of life’s most important topics.

The thought of you

This book came highly recommended in the Peloton reading-related Facebook group, so I downloaded it from my kindle. I had no idea what it was about, I started it and suddenly I was thrust into a full-time SPICE FESTIVAL. Phew!! Don’t mind if I blush and fan myself as I write. While this is outside of my usual genre of choice, I have to admit that I was 100% invested in the mediocre plot with over the top erotic details lol. If you’re just looking for a page-turning book with lots of spicy details, this is a 10/10. If that’s not your cup of tea, it would probably be a 1/10 haha.

Of Amazon:

Solène Marchand, thirty-nine years old, owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter Isabelle to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she’s more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solène expects is to establish a connection with one of the members of the world famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is smart, winning, confident and elegant, and the attraction is immediate. The fact that he is twenty years old complicates things even more.

What begins as a series of clandestine dates quickly evolves into a passionate and genuine relationship. It’s a journey that spans continents as Solène and Hayes navigate each other’s worlds: from stadium tours to international art fairs to secluded hideaways in Paris and Miami. For Solène, it is a recovery of self, as well as a rediscovery of happiness and love. When Solène and Hayes’ romance becomes a viral sensation, and both she and her daughter become the targets of rabid fans and insatiable media, Solène must confront how her romantic life has impacted the lives of those she cares about most. they matter.

So, tell me friends: what’s the best thing you’ve read lately? Any standout books for 2024 so far?

xo

gina

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