Top 10 timeless personal finance books
Finance affects everyone’s life, there’s no escaping it. Whether it affects you for the better or for the worse greatly depends on your financial literacy. Don’t be left in the dark; start reading and get wiser, financially.
These are my favorites personal finance books. They give various insights, inspiration and timeless information on what’s needed for you to succeed financially.
1. The Millionaire Next Door by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley
This book identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among millionaires in America. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don't live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door.
2. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences - his two fathers. This text lays out Kiyosaki's philosophy and his relationship with money.
3. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Hailed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of-and a solution to-personal financial problems. Based on the success secrets of ancient "Babylonian parables", it is the most inspiring book on wealth ever written.
4. The Four Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
5. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
The success stories speak for themselves in this book from money maestro Dave Ramsey. Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health.
In this new and updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how to take control of your financial future--slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton's plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary.
7. The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman
Bestselling author Suze Orman has a knack for taking the fear out of money matters, and in this book she shows readers how to set priorities and achieve goals, whether it is to buy a house or save for retirement or pay for a child's education. She also offers inspiration to readers to face their financial problems, get started on a solution and never be broke again. Don't spend another dime on another book that addresses our "Generation Debt" until you give this book a thorough read.
8. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez and Monique Tilford
Do you spend more than you earn? Would you like to change jobs but can't afford to? Are arguments about money affecting your relationships? Whether you are deeply in debt, financially comfortable, or already wealthy, this book can transform your relationship with money and may transform your life.
9. The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn
“The Tightwad Gazette” was a newsletter published during the early 1990s by Amy Dacyczyn (pronounced “decision”). Eventually the back issues were collected into a series of books, which were in turn collected as The Complete Tightwad Gazette. This book has thousands of tips, many of which were contributed by readers of the newsletter. This book is about frugality.
10. The Average Family's Guide to Financial Freedom by Bill Toohey
The Tooheys, named among the "Best Personal Finance Managers in America" by Money magazine, offer practical advice on how average families, with children, in debt, with modest incomes, can take control of their financial lives. Putting their own advice into action, they amassed $467,000 in 8 years on an income of $65,000. They show you how to turn your average income into above-average wealth.