Financial Reading List
Over the last decade or so I've read a lot of financial books. Listed below are, in my opinion, the best books out there covering the subjects of personal success and personal financial success. Those two things, I now believe, cannot exist independent of one another.
The first book — an overall guide to personal finance from the publishers of Money magazine — is wonderfully basic, yet manages to cover just about every possible aspect of a person's financial life. It was a fantastic book to have handy when my wife and I were just starting out. It's out of print now, but you can still find used copies available for sale, and at very reasonable prices. For years, The Money Book of Personal Finance was our "financial encyclopedia." I've yet to find anything better.
After that, the books are listed in the order that they affected me personally.
For more reading ideas on money-oriented topics, you might wish to check out my book reviews.
NOTE: Before buying any of these books brand new, you might wish to check Amazon.com for used and almost-new copies. You can save a nice little chunk o' change.
Publisher: Warner Books (1996)
Publisher: Penguin Books USA (1992, 2008)
ISBN: 978-0143115762 (pbk.)
» Review: Your Money or Your Life
Stay Out of Debt,
and Live Prosperously
Publisher: Bantam Books (1988) // Revised 2003
» Review: How To Get Out of Debt ...
Guide to Living Financially Free
Publisher: DPL Press (2005)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (2003, 2007)
» Review: Total Money Makeover
Publisher: Pocket Books (1998)
» Review: Millionaire Next Door
Mistakes ... and How to Correct Them
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (1999, 2009)
» Review: Why Smart People Make ... Mistakes