Top 5 personal finance books of 2012

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The end of the year is the time when most businesses close out their books, and the time when most of us think about our own financials in terms of what we'd like to do differently, financially speaking, next year. Whether your New Year's resolutions involve making more money, spending less, saving and investing more aggressively better, or paying off your credit cards, one of my favorite personal finance books of 2012 is sure to be of great help. Image courtesy of Tarcher/Penguin. 1: "The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of 'Enough'" Author: Julia Cameron and Emma Lively Publisher: Tarcher/Penguin, 2012; 240 pages; $25.95 First, Cameron and Lively reset readers' understanding of prosperity as a spiritual matter, not a monetary one, carving out a new definition of prosperity as having faith, satisfaction and "enough" -- "having a life beyond need and worry." Then, they provide a set of five tools to help readers generate this...