- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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