It’s uncomplicated and effective: Learn the basics of money through clear, easy-to-understand illustrations. This is how Tina Hay broke down the topic for herself. As a business school student, she found all the financial jargon to be convoluted and cryptic. (We’re right there with her.) So Hay, a visual person, started to sketch the topics on a napkin. The drawings helped her digest the concepts and eventually became the springboard for her financial literacy company, Napkin Finance, and her new book of the same name. The pages are filled with simple drawings that unlock the essence of how, say, budgeting, emergency funds, investing, and retirement work. More in-depth but just as digestible written explanations complement each picture, making this a handy, smart, quick read to keep on your shelf for whenever you need finance intel.