Yikes, could be a faux pas--but hear me out. My girlfriend and I aren't spending much money on each other for our birthdays this year, so I thought two books would be a nice present. She's 21, wrapping up her junior year in college. I'm 24, and a private school teacher. We're both very practical and frugal (maybe you can tell). She's the type to start looking for full time employment this summer, a year before she graduates (just like me--God love her!). She's very bright and doesn't need help with her taxes, but wonders where she, an art history major, can make a living and be happy.
I was thinking of two books in particular:What Color Is Your Parachute?
Exercises to figure out who you want to be and what you want to doSmart Women Finish Rich
Superficial, but inspiring. A good starting place to think about one's future finances.
My only problem is they're not available in the library for me to peruse before buying. I've read reviews of some other books here and at Simple Dollar, but I thought I'd leave it up to you, frugal strangers of the interwebs. Suggestions?