Some love watching sports, some love surfing, and others like a good steak dinner; my favorite thing to do is have my girlfriend read me personal finance books. Is that crazy? Perhaps, but it also may be genius. Regardless, reading personal finance books, has made me smarter, wealthier, and a better person. Today I’m going to share with you 5 personal finance books that have helped lead me towards a stronger financial future, and they can easily help you too. Below is my list of Top 5 Personal Finance Books.
The Intelligent Investor
The Intelligent Investor is an absolute must read for anyone interesting in investing their money in the stock market. First of all, yes, you should be investing your money, 100%. Second, this book is written by Benjamin Graham, a man who’s philosophy Warren Buffet (the greatest investor of our time) credits to much of his investing technique.
I am personally reading this book for my second time (this is recommended) because each time more can be learned. I will not go into immense detail, but if you truly want to increase your level of intellect in relation to investing, this is the first book you should read.
For $12.89 this book is simply an investment, an investment in your investment future. (Lol, but also on a very serious note) A few bucks to gain knowledge on bettering your financial future is a no brainer, and a no brainer as a Top 5 Personal Finance Book.
The Millionaire Mind
I’m a big fan of The Millionaire Mind for one reason. It provides tangible and real data taken from actual millionaires regarding what they believe was important in creating their success and building their wealth. The author of this book sent out a survey to thousands of homes across America whose residents have a net worth of above $1 million. In particular, the book summarizes 5 important skills that a large majority of the millionaire respondent’s claim led to their financial success. Another no brainer as a Top 5 Personal Finance Book.
Think and Grow Rich
Think and Grow Rich is a best-seller for good reason. It summarizes for us what it truly takes to become successful, which in turn relates to financial success. (If you become extremely successful in a certain area, you will probably be rich as well).
This book outlines 13 points that make the ultra-successful, well, ultra successful. The book’s author spent a lifetime interviewing the worlds most affluent of his time, and simply spells out the habits they developed to become successful.
Why hasn’t everyone read this book and become a billionaire? Perhaps most people have settled for a life of mediocrity, but not me, and not you. This one just had to be a Top 5 Personal Finance Book.
How To Get Rich
This title is written by Felix Dennis, a man who grew up in poverty to eventually found Maxim magazine (among other companies) and grow his wealth into the billions. In this book, he describes exactly what skills he needed and actions he needed to take to become successful.
What is most interesting about this book, is that the author uses real experiences to provide insight on what it takes to build businesses, sell them, and make it out alive in the process. You guessed it, a definite Top 5 Personal Finance Book.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a book that not only motivates, but truly provides practical advice on business building, saving, wealth, real estate, and a number other personal finance topics. The books author, Robert Kiyosaki, is what makes it most interesting. He starting selling for Xerox Corporation eventually becoming one of the top salesmen at the company, and then flew fighter jets for the US Air Force, all while founding companies and selling products in his spare time. He is a unique person that anyone can learn from. Last but not least, of course a Top 5 Personal Finance Book.
When I purchased these books, I considered them an investment, not a purchase. Reading a book for leisure is a purchase, I read these books to better myself, and they have paid tremendous dividends and will continue to pay dividends for me in the future. Consider investing in your future as well so you can be healthier, wealthier, and smarter in the future. I would never suggest that my readers need to do anything, but I will say that one’s chances of becoming extremely successful in anything they pursue is enhanced tremendously by reading these books. Enjoy.
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