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Discover the Bunbury Libraries' range of helpful guides to get your finances in check for the new financial year. Whether you are planning for retirement or starting on your savings journey - it is never too early or too late to learn how to make the most of your finances.

The Barefoot Investor

by Scott Pape

The only money guide you’ll ever need.  This is a bold claim, so what makes this one different? Pape simplifies complex financial concepts and offers practical, actionable advice. The "date nights" for financial check-ins are a unique, engaging touch. This book is perfect for anyone seeking clear, straightforward guidance on managing their money effectively, making it a must-read for gaining financial independence.

Property with She’s on the Money

by Victoria Devine

Smash your property goals with Victoria Devine’s informative guide - whether you're getting your first foot on the ladder, hunting for your dream home or planning for an investment property. Even with the challenges involved (interest rates and crazy-high house prices, we're looking at you!), so many of us still really want to own property.

The Kids' Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating

by Jamie Kyle McGillian

Kids are never too young to learn how to create a budget, use their talent to earn money, to invest their earnings and to donate to charity. This full-colour book is the perfect starting point.

Money with Jess: Your Ultimate Guide to Household Budgeting

by Jessica Irvine

Want to know the answers to the biggest money questions? For example, How much can you afford to borrow to buy your dream home? How big an emergency fund do you need? And how much do you need to save for a comfortable retirement? According to senior economics columnist Jessica Irvine, the answer to all these questions and more lies in getting to grips with your own spending habits.

Buying Happiness: Learn to Invest Your Time and Money Better

by Kate Campbell

Money doesn't eliminate life's challenges, but it does make them easier to face and overcome. This became evident to Kate Campbell, the host of top-ranking Australian Finance Podcast, when an episode on ways to buy happiness became their most popular ever. Suddenly, it was all making sense to her audience: the reason to monitor spending, start saving and investing, and set money goals is because sound financial decisions can lead to a happier life.

The Know-Nonsense Guide to Money

by Heidi Fiedler

Full of fun and funny illustrations, The Know-Nonsense Guide to Money explains the basics of saving, spending, and other lessons in ways that kids will understand.