Here to Help: Finances

For life’s big and small moments Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh staff have created Here to Help booklists. Here to Help booklists provide information and support in navigating life experiences. Librarians at your neighborhood library are here to help too and can offer suggestions for these or other topics of interest, as well as community information and resources. Through these booklists you can create opportunities to find connection, solace, comfort, or information for action.

The books in this list provide information and resources for adults about finances. 

Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. Feel free to suggest some titles to us. New books are always being added to the collection.  

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Author Athena Valentine, founder of the Money Smart Latina blog, offers step-by-step details for creating and following a budget without feeling like you’re depriving yourself and your family of all the things that make life worth living. You can also check out this title as always available eAudio on Hoopla. 

Gonzo Capitalism: How to Make Money in an Economy that Hates You

The traditional ways of earning a living are outdated, if not outright rigged. That’s why a growing number of enterprising individuals are instead turning to the growing ecosystem of decentralized, fast-moving virtual markets to pursue a host of previously unheard-of ways to pay the bills.

It All Adds Up: Designing Your Game Plan for Financial Success

Money is a game of survival, and you can’t get ahead with the outdated playbook of the American Dream. Don’t let rising debt, stagnant wages, and increased inflation make it impossible to create financial stability. You can also check out this title as always availableeBook or eAudio on Hoopla. 

Money and Love: An Intelligent Roadmap for Life's Biggest Decisions

Labor economist and Stanford Professor Emerita Myra Strober and social innovation leader Abby Davisson know that in our daily lives money and love are interdependent. Whereas most decision-making guides focus only on one or the other, Money and Love shows us and our loved ones how to consider them jointly using the original, step-by-step 5Cs method. You can also check out this title as always availableeBook or eAudio on Hoopla. 

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

Lawyer, business owner, and first-generation professional Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez delivers a practical and actionable blueprint for financial independence. Full of easy-to-apply advice for young adults, students, and early-career professionals, the book is a holistic guide to responsibly managing money and debt while building your nest egg. You can also check out this title as always available eAudio on Hoopla. 

Personal Finance

This tenth edition continues to share the sound advice that’s helped millions of readers become financially literate while demystifying the money matters of the current era. Get familiar with the financial pillars of earning, saving, investing, borrowing, budgeting, and protecting your assets. Dig into modern concerns like navigating the housing market, weathering the highs and lows of an unpredictable market, evaluating new stuff like cryptocurrency, and budgeting to achieve your financial goals. You can also check out this title as eBook on Libby or as always availableeAudio on Hoopla. 

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: the Best Investment Guide that Money Can Buy

In a time of rampant misinformation about ways of growing your money, Burton G. Malkiel’s gimmick-free investment guide is more necessary than ever. Whether you’re considering your first 401k contribution or contemplating retirement, the fully updated, fiftieth anniversary edition of A Random Walk Down Wall Street remains the best investment guide money can buy. You can also check out this title as always availableeAudio on Hoopla. 

Rich AF: the Winning Money Mindset that will Change Your Life

Rich AF will equip readers with the tools and knowledge to not only understand the financial landscape, but to build a financial strategy of their own. And with Your Rich BFF at your side, you’ll be able to start your financial journey already in an affluent mindset, making the most of your money and growing your wealth for years to come. You can also check out this title as eBook on Libby. 


Turning retirement savings into a steady income is a big step toward a worry-free retirement. This book introduces you to how to add annuities to your investment mix. It helps you evaluate how to select the best annuities for your needs and steer clear of the worst. You can also check out this title as always availableeAudio on Hoopla. 

Catching Up to Crypto: Your Guide to Bitcoin and the New Digital Economy

Celebrated crypto and Bitcoin expert Ben Armstrong delivers an exciting and fresh new exploration of Bitcoin and digital currencies. He explains what Bitcoin is, how it works, and how and why we’re all transitioning to a digital economy as we speak. He discusses the deficiencies of traditional fiat currency, how it’s commonly manipulated, and how we can all benefit from the adoption of new, digital assets. You can also check out this title as always availableeAudio on Hoopla. 

Close Your Wealth Gap: Financial Lessons to Upgrade Your Life

Veteran wealth manager Rob Luna delivers a collection of actionable lessons you can implement immediately to ensure you make the most of the money you make and retire comfortably. You’ll learn everything you need to know about generating personal wealth, from how to understand balance sheets and cash flow statements to constructing a personal portfolio that effectively balances risk and potential reward