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Financially Fit DC

A Reading List for Creating Generational Wealth

It is never too early to start making a strategy for building generational wealth. Here are some books for thinking long term about life insurance, student debt, and other strategies for thinking long-term about wealth-building. After you explore the books, take a look at DC government's Financially Fit DC tool for taking care of your finances.

What Matters Most by Chanel Reynolds
Internet host Reynolds blends personal story and must-have advice in the ultimate guide to getting your affairs in order--from wills and advance directives to insurance, finances and relationships--before the unthinkable happens.

Ordinary Medicine by Sharon Kaufman
In Ordinary Medicine, Sharon R. Kaufman investigates what drives that storm's "more is better" approach to medicine: a nearly invisible chain of social, economic, and bureaucratic forces that has made once-extraordinary treatments seem ordinary, necessary, and desirable.

Graduate from College Debt-Free by Bart Astor
With college graduates earning over a million dollars more than high school grads will earn during the course of their lifetime, getting a college degree is incredibly important. However, the cost of college keeps rising and navigating the maze of financial aid options grows more challenging every year. This book is a comprehensive guide to saving for college, scholarships, financial assistance and more.

Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life by Bart Astor
Astor's book is a guide for ensuring that retirement can be lived comfortably, providing tips on such topics as insurance, health, fitness, estate planning and housing.

Debt Free Degree by Anthony Oneal
Debt Free Degree teaches parents how their kid can graduate from college without debt, even if they haven't saved for it. It also shows parents how to prepare their child for college, covering topics like what classes to take in high school, when to start testing, how to do college visits and how to choose a major.

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead by Laurie Abraham
This book immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African American family in the neighborhood, who are beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner-cities. Told sympathetically but without sentimentality, their story reveals an inadequate health care system that is further undermined by the direct and indirect effects of poverty.