If you know me, you know I always have my nose in a book. I read for fun, and for information. While I *love* a good fiction book (hi, Ottessa Moshfeigh) I also am obsessed with building wealth. Enter: Personal finance books.
I’ve read dozens, both for work and for fun. Since I’ve got a ton of experience with them, I figured I’d round up the best few I’ve read so you know which ones are worth your hard-earned time (and will help you make some hard-earned cash in return.)
1. How I Invest My Money by Brian Portnoy and Joshua Brown
This book asks a number of financial experts (including financial planners, portfolio managers, venture capitalists, and more) about how they manage their own money. It’s got some brilliant ideas in it, and I’ve previously broken out a few stories from this book, including this one on health savings accounts. I won’t lie – some of the tips are complex. But, if you’re kind of a nerd like me, or are familiar with the basics already, you can definitely keep up and cash in from this book.
2. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
This is one of my all-time favorite books about money mindset, and what it takes to get and keep wealth. Stanley interviewed hundreds of millionaires about their habits on everything from buying houses and cars to relationships. There are so many great takeaways from this book, and almost anyone can learn something new. My copy is so tattered I should buy a new one, too.
3. Get Good With Money by Tiffany Aliche
If you’re just starting out on your journey with managing money, this book should be your first stop. Aliche’s writing is easy to understand and helps break down complex topics into approachable steps. There’s plenty of actionable advice here, from how many bank accounts you should have to how you should invest.
4. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
Ramit Sethi’s book is a cornerstone of personal finance books, and for good reason. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or a total newbie to managing your money, this book has plenty of great reminders, actionable tips, and anecdotes that make it a great option.
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