Are you an entrepreneur, looking for personal development books that don't break the budget? How to grow your personal development book collection while being financially savvy.

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How to grow your personal development book collection on a tight budget. Are you looking to grow personally and save money, this guide is for you!

I’ve always been a fan of personal development books to achieve success, work on self care, and gain insight into more ways to live the lifestyle I want to live. My collection started about 6 or so years ago, and I’ve learned a few tips along the way to save money.


How to grow your Personal Development Book collection on a Tight Budget

Plan your personal development book list ahead of time

I scoured the internet, mentors, family, and friends, for information on the best personal development books of all time, and it lead me to some inspiring and motivational books, bloggers, vloggers, and more. Start your list, and be flexible with making changes to it as you grow. My favorite place to find lists of personal development books is on Pinterest.

Visit the Library for plenty of personal development books

When I first started learning about self development books, I was BROKE! So, my first mission was to be financially free.

Yeah, I needed to use the library’s copy Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey. Once I learned the information, took rigorous notes from the book, and discussed it with my partner, I worked on a plan for personal development and financial independence from that book. And, along the way, I discovered a FREE podcast that Dave Ramsey Hosts. It’s ever inspiring to listen to it along with the information that I’ve gained from the book.

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Visit thrift stores to find personal development books

Going thrift store is a frugal and financially savvy thing to do! There are always things on sale at a thrift sale that are more than discount on the original price tag from the retail stores. Just because it’s been used, doesn’t mean you can’t bring it home and give it some love.

Every once in a while, I find a book at the thrift store that I’ve been looking for. And it’s awesome. Someone else gave that book to the thrift store for me to find. It’s lovely how things come full circle.

Go to the local used book store

I could go on about all the hours I enjoy spending at the used book store. Because I love spending time there, I typically go when I have free time, and a budget ahead of time. If possible, I even bring some books to sell that are in good condition that I’ve already loved.

The shelves at the used book store can cycle out fairly quickly, so it’s best to know that you should stick to your budget. I’ve had incidences where I saw a book on a shelf there, didn’t have the budget or time that day, but next time I was there, it was gone. Then a few months later, they had the book. The used book store is like the movie that I love to watch on a hygge date night,Serendipity, where they were looking for the book “Love in a time of Cholera.” Eventually, you’ll find what you need at the right time.

Shop the retail store’s clearance or specials section

Sometimes, the classic books come out with an updated version, and the older versions of self development books go out of date even though the information in them is still relevant. I enjoy finding good quality books this way.


Use coupons and shop smart

If you get the opportunity to use a coupon on a book, use it carefully, and be sure to read the fine print.

Go Digital with your self development books

I enjoy listening to books, podcasts, and music when I am working, doing errands, chores, or driving somewhere. When I am short on time, and want to discover more self development tips, I listen to an audio book that was on my list.


Are you interested in finding out what books I have in my self development book collection?

What books are on your book list?

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