The Best Money Books
Hey y’all! Here are the best books on money we’ve found over the years… Some classics, some newer ones, some that make you think, and more importantly some that make you *act*. Pick up any of these though and your wallet will thank you handsomely for it ;)
(Links and summaries adapted from Amazon so you can learn more/pick up if you’d like…)
|The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy|
Most of the truly wealthy in this country don't live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue - they live next door. This bestselling book identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.
|Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko|
|I Will Teach You To Be Rich|
A 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds based on the four pillars of personal finance: banking, saving, budgeting, and investing. Along with the wealth building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.
|The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich|
A realistic system, based on timeless principles, with everything you need to know, including phone numbers and websites, so you can put the secret to becoming an Automatic Millionaire in place from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need a budget, you don’t need willpower, you don’t need to make a lot of money, you don’t need to be that interested in money, you can set up the plan in an hour.
|The Richest Man in Babylon|
Beloved by millions, this timeless classic hails as one the greatest inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. These fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys.
|George S. Clason|
|Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence|
A book on how to gain control of your money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just a living. With an easy-to-use index and anecdotes particularly relevant today - it tells you how to: get out of debt and develop savings, reorder material priorities and live well for less, resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyle, save the planet while saving money and more.
|Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez|
|The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness|
This is the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits based on results. This book will help you: design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt - cars, houses, everything - recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths, and secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!
|Think and Grow Rich|
Published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D. deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, achieved their wealth.
|The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns|
Trying to beat the stock market is theoretically a zero-sum game (for every winner, there must be a loser), but after the substantial costs of investing are deducted, it becomes a loser's game. The classic index fund that owns this market portfolio is the only investment that guarantees you with your fair share of stock market returns. And there's no better mentor than legendary mutual fund industry veteran John C. Bogle.
|John C. Bogle|
|Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence|
A strategic combination of smart financial choices, simple living, and increased self-reliance brought Jacob financial independence at 30 and allowed him to retire from his profession at 33. Early Retirement Extreme shows how he did it and how anyone can formulate their own plan for financial independence. It provides people a means to achieve almost any goal, whether it’s debt-free living, extended travel, a sabbatical, a career change, time off to raise a child, a traditional retirement, or simply a desire for a more resilient and self-sufficient lifestyle.
|Jacob Lund Fisker|
|Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!|
Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
|Robert T. Kiyosaki|
|The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke|
The world's most trusted expert on money matters answers a generation's cry for help and gives advice on: credit card debt, student loans, credit scores, the first real job, buying a first home, insurance facts (auto, home, renters, health), financial issues of the self-employed, and much more that fits the realities of "Generation Broke."
|The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing|
The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies -- has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949. Warren Buffett once said it was "the best book on investing ever written" by far.
|Rich Habits - The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals|
The ''Rich Habits'' are ten principles created through years of researching the daily habits of Corley's wealthiest clients. He discovered a difference the size of the Grand Canyon between the daily habits of the wealthy and the poor, and identifies over 200 daily activities that separate the "haves" from the "have nots". Through the Rich Habits Training Program, you will learn the exact steps required to change your financial life forever.
|Thomas C. Corley|