Book Reviews

Every book should be entertaining. A good book will be more; it must not be less. Entertainment, in this sense, is like a qualifying examination.
— C.S. Lewis

Here's a news flash: I love to read.

And if you're serious about getting your finances in better shape, you might want to develop a love of reading, too!

Lewis, Michael Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street   (1990)
Zobel, Jan Minding Her Own Business: The Self-Employed Woman's Essential Guide to Taxes and Financial Records   (2005)
Morris, Charles The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash   (2008)
Winget, Larry You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead   (2008)
Jones, Brian T., CFP® Getting Started: The Financial Guide for a Younger Generation   (2007)
Miller, Lowell The Single Best Investment: Creating Wealth with Dividend Growth   (2006)
Warren, Elizabeth and Amelia Warren Tyagi All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan   (2005)
Weston, Liz Pulliam Your Credit Score: How to Fix, Improve, and Protect the 3-Digit Number that Shapes Your Financial Future   (2005)
Orman, Suze The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke   (2005)
Covell, Tim Rational Simplicity: Setting Course to a Simpler Life   (2005)
Dominguez, Joe & Vicki Robin Your Money or Your Life:
Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
Stein, Ben How to Ruin Your Financial Life   (2004)
Ramsey, Dave The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness   (2003 / 2007)
Smith, Steven B. Money for Life: Budgeting Success and Financial Fitness in Just 12 Weeks!   (2004)
Stanley, Thomas and William Danko The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy   (1996)
Chatzky, Jean You Don't Have to Be Rich: Comfort, Happiness, and Financial Security on Your Own Terms   (2003)
Warren, Elizabeth and Amelia Warren Tyagi The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers & Fathers Are Going Broke   (2003)
Orman, Suze The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life   (2003)
Belsky, Gary and Thomas Gilovich Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them   (1999)
Mundis, Jerrold How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously   (1988 / 2003)
IYM Bestseller List

Curious about what IYM visitors are buying and reading?

Via, here are the five books most purchased by IYM readers in April, 2015:

  1. Total Money Makeover
    Dave Ramsey
  2. All Your Worth
    Elizabeth Warren & A. Tyagi
  3. How to Get Out of Debt,
    Stay Out of Debt,
    And Live Prosperously

    Jerrold Mundis
  4. Debt-Proof Living
    Mary Hunt
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Stephen R. Covey