Best Books for New Grads

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Great for those still in college or recent graduates.

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    I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition: No Guilt. No Excuses. No B.S. Just a 6-Week Program Tha
    by Ramit Sethi

    Personal finance you should have learned in school. Ramit's guidelines will set you up for financial freedom regardless of your current financial situation. He focuses on the long-term and psychology behind money. There are specific examples in the book for which financial accounts to set up and how to create an easy, automated strategy for your finances.

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    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
    by Carol S. Dweck

    Understanding how to identify a growth mindset vs a fixed mindset. Having a growth mindset means learning from your failures and not allowing them to define who you are as a person. Once you recognize ways you have a fixed mindset, you can work on changing that to a non-judgmental, non-dismissive growth mindset.

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    So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
    by Cal Newport

    If you think you will to find a job that is completely fulfilling right when you graduate, I'm sorry to say that it most likely won't happen. Your first few jobs out of college might be boring and feel purposeless, but they could be the start of something that you will be passionate about in the future. Work hard, get recognized, and find joy in what you do.

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    When Your Twenties Are Darker Than You Expected
    by Paul C Maxwell

    Your Twenties will probably be an exciting (and maybe dark) time full of change. Many go through a quarter-life crisis filled with loneliness, doubt, and depression a few years into adulthood. This book will help those going through a quarter-life crisis to process those emotions.

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    Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
    by Kim Scott

    Chances are that someday you will need to be someone's boss and this is the go-to guide on how to do it well. If you never end up becoming someone's boss, this book will still teach you how to communicate feedback effectively to your colleagues and your bosses throughout your career.

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