This is a selected list of personal finance books. There’s no “best advice” or “magic formula” in any of them. However, each one of these books will teach you something useful that might help you optimize your money issues in one way or the other. Happy reading!
Rich Dad, Poor Dad – this book is a classic! 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.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!; Written by Robert T. Kiyosaki (Paperback, 274 pages, published in 2011)
Personal Finance Tips for You provides tips and information on various personal finance topics. These tips include the following: keeping you out of credit card traps, paying yourself first, discussing your finances before you get married, learn what you should do if you’re laid off from your job, and many more tips that may be able to help you with staying on track of your personal finances.
Personal Finance Tips for You: Tips You Can Use to Help You with Your Personal Finances
Written by Nocita Carter (Paperback, 124 pages, published in 2009)
How to Worry Less About Money – Our relationship with money is one that lasts a lifetime. It can be as important as family life, as competitive as work, and as exciting and secretive as love. Yet books about money tend to take one of two routes: a) how to get more, or b) how to deal with less. This book turns these questions upside down, and looks not at money itself, but at the way we view it. How does money drive us? How does it frighten us? And how can it help us make sense of who we are? Money is too important a part of life for us not to worry about, but by approaching it differently, we can change the way we perceive its worth. With surprising and enlightening new insights, How to Worry Less About Money will help you realise what material wealth really means.
How to Worry Less About Money; Written by John Armstrong (Paperback, 160 pages, published in 2012)
Trump: How to Get Rich – First he made five billion dollars. Then he made NBC’s The Apprentice. Now the real estate titan, bestselling author, and TV impresario shows readers how to make a fortune. Trump reveals the secrets of his success in this candid and unprecedented book of business wisdom and advice.
Trump: How to Get Rich; Written by Donald J. Trump (Paperback, 301 pages, published in 2004)
The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros – Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, and George Soros all started with nothing – and made billion-dollar fortunes solely by investing. But their investment strategies are so widely divergent, what could they possibly have in common? As Mark Tier demonstrates in this insightful book, the secrets that made Buffet, Icahn, and Soros the world’s three richest investors are the same mental habits and strategies they all practice religiously. However, these are mental habits and strategies that fly in the face of Wall Street’s conventional mindset. For example: 1) Buffett, Icahn, and Soros do not diversify. When they buy, they buy as much as they can. 2) They’re not focused on the profits they expect to make. Going in, they’re not investing for the money at all. 3) They don’t believe that big profits involve big risks. In fact, they’re far more focused on not losing money than making it. 4) Wall Street research reports? They never read them. They’re not interested in what other people think. Indeed, Buffett says he only reads analyst reports when he needs a laugh. In “The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros” you can discover how the mental habits that guided your last investment decision stack up against those of Buffett, Icahn, and Soros. Then learn exactly how you can apply the wealth-building secrets of the world’s richest investors to transform your own investment results.
The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros; Written by Mark Tier (Paperback, 358 pages, published in 2006)
How to Speak Money – Money is our global language. Yet so few of us can speak it. The language of the economic elites can be complex, jargon-filled and completely baffling. And we need to understand it because if we can’t, then the elites will write their own rules. Now John Lanchester, bestselling author of Capital and Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, sets out to decode it for all of us, explaining everything from high-frequency trading and the World Bank to the difference between bullshit and nonsense. As funny as it is devastating, How To Speak Money is a primer and a polemic. It’s a reference book you’ll find yourself reading in one sitting. And it gives you everything you need to demystify the world of high finance – the world that dominates how we all live now.
How to Speak Money; Written by John Lanchester (Hardback, 304 pages, published in 2014)