10 Awesome Personal Finance (and other topics) Books to Read

by RedBeard
  • Use the experience of others to catapult yourself forward in your financial success. Never stop learning!
  • Don’t expect a book to tell you what business to follow, it will give you to the tools, but you must think for yourself.
  • Be aware that reading books is not the same as taking action. If you want things to change, you must TAKE ACTION!
  • The books below have helped me, and I hope they help you too. ***(Not Amazon affiliate links)***
I Will Teach You to Be Rich
A Popular Personal Finance Book

I Will teach You to be Rich

Author: Ramith Sethi

This book is a practical handbook step-by-step guide for improving your financial advice. Each chapter describes the tasks and reasoning behind them and ends with a checklist of steps to take. The book is written in the form of a 6-week action plan.

The book is very US focused and I disagree with some of the advice. But overall, it contains some great advice.

Buy direct from Amazon at no extra cost.

As a Man Thinketh

Author: James Allen

Mindset and your view of yourself and the world are critical to sucess in mastering your personal finances. This book can help you to create a beneficial way of thinking.

As you know, billions of dollars are spent annually in the “Self Help” industry. This little book boils down the self-help to its essence. A simple example is that our thoughts and emotions have an enormous influence on our life.
This is one of the smallest books that I have read, and it contains some of the most valuable information. I cannot recommend it more. I have read it 8 or 10 times.

Buy direct from Amazon at no extra cost.

Rich Dad Poor Dad
Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki

This is one of the best known “Financial Books”. If you are beginning your journey into improving your personal finances this contains some quite simple lessons and addresses common misconceptions related to wealth generation including, assets vs liabilities.

Buy direct from Amazon at no extra cost.

Think and Grow Rick
A Classic

Think and Grow Rich

Author: Napoleon Hill

Hill lays out the essential step of creating wealth with an emphasis on mindset and thinking. He tells us we must use our brain to imagine ways to make money, use your brain to develop your plan, and implement that plan.
Think and apply.

Buy from Amazon at no extra cost

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World

by William H. McRaven (Ret)

The easiest way to describe this book is to quote from it:
“It is easy to blame your lot in life on some outside force, to stop trying because you believe fate is against you. It is easy to think that where you were raised, how your parents treated you, or what school you went to is all that determines your future. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

Buy direct from Amazon at no extra cost.

Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

by Erin Lowry

Lowry’s book covers a range of personal finance topics in an approachable and digestible way. It is both comprehensive entertaining. There’s a good balance of storytelling and practical advice.

Buy direct from Amazon at no extra cost.

The Richest Man In Babylon

by George S Clason

Printed nearly 100 years ago, this book is still on the recommended reading list for personal financial advice and wealth management. It is a collection of parables and really worth the time it takes to read it.

Buy direct from Amazon at no extra cost.

Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements- The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage
An Essential book for Stock Investors

Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements

by Mary Buffett and David Clark

Investing is key part of improving your personal finances. This book breaks down how to read financial statements: income, balance sheet, and cash flow. If you can’t interpret those simple documents, you are gambling. The book provides insight into how Buffett looks for solid money-making companies

Buy direct from Amazon at no extra cost.

Getting Things Done
A Proven System to Get Things Done. It’s all in the Name

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

by David Allen

Like most people, I have a lot to try to balance (two amazing young children, a wife, a day job, this blog, investing, …. etc). While it not easy, I have used the method in this book with momentous results.
Getting Things Done (GTD) is proven methodology. I am more productive, focused and can manage multiple activities & projects at the same time. It was transformative for me in my career and my personal life.
The name says it all – Getting Things Done Stress Free

Buy direct from Amazon at no extra cost.

Have you read any of these books?
Let us know in the comments below which have you enjoyed or let us know what books you suggest.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More