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  1. 1. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Home | About | Archives | Forums | Contact Get Rich Slowly personal finance that makes cents On Track to Retire? Find out where you are And how to retire sooner www.BoulevardR.com Ads by Google Advertise on this site « links for 2007-03-07 | Main | links for 2007-03-08 » Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money Wednesday, 7th March 2007 (by J.D.) This article is about Books If you're new here, you may want to learn what this site is about. I encourage you to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! I frequently get e-mail from people seeking book recommendations. Most messages are like the one Cody sent yesterday: “What is the first book that I should read that tells me http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 1 of 43
  2. 2. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM yesterday: “What is the first book that I should read that tells me how to invest?” These are easy to answer. In January, Bobby asked a broader question: I was wondering if you have a list of PF books that you have in your personal library. I use the library frequently and am very interested in furthering my own education in the PF area. It is also a personal goal for 2007 (one educational book a month.) This is a great goal and a great question. Eventually I’ll have a subsection of this site devoted to personal finance books. But for today, I’ll list the books I refer to frequently. (These aren’t all the books I own — I own many that aren’t worth having.) I’ve marked the books I consider essential with a happy star . Please note that these recommendations are based on how well a particular book has worked for me. Your mileage may vary. Basic Personal Finance These books offer a wide view, discussing many aspects of money. They offer advice about saving, investing, and getting out of debt. They don’t go into much detail about any one subject, but they provide motivation to get started. And that’s what’s most important. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 2 of 43
  3. 3. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM The Millionaire Next Door by Stanley and Danko The authors interview and survey a pool of millionaires, attempting to find common connections among them. They discover that millionaires live below their means. They budget. They let their adult children make it on their own. This book introduces several key concepts, including degrees of wealth accumulation. It’s a bit tedious in spots, at least in the audio version. This is one of just a few books to cover both sides of the wealth equation: saving money and earning money. [My review.] Your Money or Your Life by Dominguez and Robin A classic, and one of the foundation books for the simplicity movement. The authors play off the concept “time is money” in a very literal sense. They encourage readers to sort out priorities, to cut expenses, and then to seek passive income in pursuit of financial independence. A little New Age-y in spots. An excellent book. [Frykitty reviewed this book last year.] The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey Ramsey is an anti-credit zealot. He made a $4 million fortune by his mid-twenties, and then lost it to bankruptcy. Now he runs a personal finance empire. He takes a lot of criticism for his support of the Debt Snowball, which he describes in detail here, but the thing is: his methods work. If you are struggling with debt, there is no better starting place than this book. Ramsey’s advice is permeated with his Christianity, but you can get a lot out of this book even if you’re not religious. The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton This book offers good, general personal finance advice in the guise of a novel. Several friends meet once a month at the http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 3 of 43
  4. 4. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM guise of a novel. Several friends meet once a month at the barber shop where the titular character dispenses wisdom on saving, investing, buying a house, and so on. The advice here is excellent, often backed by clear examples. The book’s conversational tone may appeal to some who might otherwise be turned off by personal finance. [My review.] The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason Clason offers personal finance wisdom in the form of parables. These nuggets of wisdom were originally distributed as pamphlets at banks and insurance companies during the 1920s. The most popular were collected into book form. This is the grand-daddy of personal finance (Benjamin Franklin is the great-granddaddy), and many of modern admonitions — “Pay yourself first”, “Invest for the future”, “Learn the power of compound interest” — can be found here. Frugality Saving money is a key skill to develop if you hope to get rich. (Read The Millionaire Next Door if you don’t believe me.) Here are four books that can help you learn to cut corners, to save money in ways that may not have occurred to you. How to Live Well Without Owning a Car by Chris Balish Balish begins by explaining why you’re better off not owning a car — financially, ecologically, and socially. He spends the rest http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 4 of 43
  5. 5. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM car — financially, ecologically, and socially. He spends the rest of the book describing how to survive without one. He offers tips for mass transit, walking, bicycling, and more. This book has a narrow focus. But if you’re in its target audience, it’s worth a read. Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy Don’t judge a book by its cover. Sometimes it’s the most unassuming of books that offers the best advice, that can actively help you on your quest to get rich slowly. Miserly Moms is ostensibly a guide for stay-at-home mothers, but is actually filled with useful tips for anyone who is concerned with frugality (especially parents with young children). [My review.] The Joy of Simple Living by Jeff Davidson This book is packed with tips. Davidson covers a wide range of topics, and for each he offers several ways to save money. If this book were a weblog, it would feature digg-able entry after digg-able entry. A great resource for anyone wanting to cut down the clutter of life. Wealth on Minimal Wage by James Steamer If you’re a young adult just starting in life, this book is a fine choice. It offers hundreds of ideas on how to avoid debt, maximize your wages, save on insurance and utilities, and generally live a frugal lifestyle. A bit out of date, and maybe a little radical, but filled with good advice. (I’ve had a copy out from the public library for six months. It’s been battered and worn by previous patrons — a sure sign of a good book.) Another highly-regarded book on frugality is The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I’ve never read it, but it’s http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 5 of 43
  6. 6. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I’ve never read it, but it’s near the top of my list of books to borrow from the library. Investing This set of books deals specifically with investing. The four books I keep at hand are user-friendly. They’re not technical, but offer a good introduction to the topic. The Automatic Millioinaire by David Bach There’s more to David Bach than “the latté factor”. The system he recommends here is excellent. If you’ve been meaning to open an IRA, but have never actually done so, then read this book! He’ll explain how to set it up so that it’s painless. (Ad: Buy Stocks for $4 at ShareBuilder.) The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias Andrew Tobias is an entertaining writer. His jocular, conversational tone will keep you interested as he describes mutual funds, bonds, and treasury bills. There’s a good section on how to handle a windfall (lottery, inheritance). This is an excellent introduction to the subject of investing. The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by Larimore, Lindauer, and LeBoeuf http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 6 of 43
  7. 7. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM You want expet investment advice? You can’t beat the info found here. These devotees of Vanugard founder John Bogle are big on slow, sure investments like indexed mutual funds. They tap their decades of experience to teach about diversification, inflation, and asset allocation. It’s not nearly as boring as it sounds. Highly recommended. Yes, You Can…Achieve Financial Independence by James Stowers Despite the odd title, this is a solid book on investment from one of the richest men in America. It does cover some basic personal finance information, but mostly gives tips on how to invest. I haven’t read the entire book, but I often use it as reference when preparing entries here. It’s a sort of bridge between overviews like Tobias and more technical books like Graham or Malkiel. Two other classics on investing are The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham and A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel. I have both, but have read neither. They’re both quite technical. Success Wealth is about more than money. These books will help you become a well-rounded person, will help you develop skills that will indirectly aid your personal finances. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 7 of 43
  8. 8. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM 50 Success Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon Butler-Bowdon selected fifty important books from success literature. For each, he created digest versions, summarizing each volume in only a few pages, distilling its key points. He also provided biographical information on each author, and attempted to explain why each book is relevant, placing it in a larger context. This is a wonderful way to find other books to read. [My review.] Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker There’s a little personal finance advice here (all of it solid), but mostly this book is about changing the way you think about money and about yourself. I found Secrets inspirational. It’s a good choice for somebody with big goals, or somebody trying to overcome negative thinking. [My review.] How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie One of the classic success books. Carnegie uses anecdote after anecdote to illustrate the best way to make the most of human relations. It all boils down to this: “To win others to your way of thinking, put yourself in their shoes.” The devil is in the details, though, and Carnegie’s simple prose does a fine job of pointing the way. You can find this book cheap at almost any used book store. [My review.] Getting Things Done by David Allen Little needs to be said about this book — it’s a geek classic. Allen describes his formalized system for creating greater http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 8 of 43
  9. 9. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Allen describes his formalized system for creating greater efficiency. Though I’ve found it difficult to maintain the precise system for long, I use elements of it all the time. If you have trouble procrastinating or staying organized, this book is for you. [My review.] Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi I’ve been meaning to review this book for weeks. I have a love/hate relationship with it. Parts of it are fantastic — you can learn how to relate to people, how to establish contacts and maintain connections, how to create a social network. But parts of it are creepy — networking for the sake of networking puts me off. The endless name-dropping gets old fast. Worth reading if you have contact with a wide group of people. One book that’s not in my library is What Color is Your Parachute? This is a classic on changing careers. I’m locked into Get Rich Slowly and the family box factory, but if I were job hunting, I would pick up a copy of this book without hesitation. Kids and Money Many parents are unprepared to teach their children about money. You needn’t be one of them. These books suggest methods for getting kids to understand how money works. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 9 of 43
  10. 10. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM What Color is Your Piggy Bank? by Adelia Cellini Linecker This slim volume is a great choice for kids from 10-14 who are beginning to show an interest in entrepreneurship. Linecker covers the world of jobs, setting up shop, and how to manage money. I hope to provide a complete review of the book in the next few weeks. You Call the Shots by Cameron Johnson This is a new book from a young entrepreneur. It’s in my “to- read” stack. I ordered it based on high praise from Flexo at Consumerism Commentary, who wrote: “This book should be required reading for any young adult showing an interest in entrepreneurship.” Living Simply with Children by Marie Sherlock Sherlock offers tips for how to raise children that aren’t part of the consumerist culture. She encourages strong family ties as a counter to the relentless purchase to acquire “stuff”. There’s some great advice here. Final Thoughts Though I’ve linked to the Amazon pages for each of these books, I encourage you to get them free from your public library. I acquired most of the books in my personal finance library for cheap from garage sales and thrift stores. Past articles related to this subject include: How I choose personal finance books Survey: The best personal finance books http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 10 of 43
  11. 11. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Building a cheap personal finance library I’m sure I’ve left out a book or two. Please feel free to set me straight! RSS feed (33 votes, average: 4.7 out of 5) Loading ... Digg This! (838 Diggs, 76 comments) • Save to del.icio.us (782 saves, tagged: finance books money) • Technorati: 61 links to this item • Subscribe to this feed • 25 comments on this item Making the Most of Technology Join SAP and leading small business experts Joe Kennedy and Andrea Peiro to discuss current issues in business technology. Download the Business Technology Education Series for free. www.sap.com You may also be interested to read: Frugality in Practice: Building a Cheap Personal Finance Library The Personal Finance HOW-TO Library Survey: The Best Personal Finance Books? Best Comments on My Personal Finance Library 10 Ways to Save Money on Books http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 11 of 43
  12. 12. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM www.comeinsidekitty.com Feedback - Ads by Google 69 Responses to “Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money” 1. VinTek Says: March 7th, 2007 at 9:51 am If you find “A Random Walk Down Wall Street” a bit intimidating, I highly recommend “The Random Walk Guide to Investing: Ten Rules for Financial Success.” It’s sort of the Cliff Notes version of the original Random Walk book. 2. Jonathan Cisco Says: March 7th, 2007 at 9:56 am J.D., excellent list, sir! These are the kind of posts I drool over. Many of these I haven’t heard of… looks like another trip to the library for me. 5+ stars! Thanks, Jonathan Cisco http://www.dreamingnz.com http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 12 of 43
  13. 13. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM http://www.dreamingnz.com 3. Gaming the Credit System Says: March 7th, 2007 at 10:13 am I can’t recommend “A Random Walk Down Wall Street” highly enough. It is is easy to flip through it and be intimidated by all the charts and graphs. Don’t be. The book is written for the average person to understand. Admittedly, I majored in math, but I really didn’t see anything in there that used any esoteric formulas. If you are comfortable with ratios (one number divided by another) then you have all the mathematical acumen necessary to read RWDWS. 4. Mike Witt Says: March 7th, 2007 at 10:56 am For investing, I agree with the Boglehead’s guide and the Andrew Tobias book. I didn’t find the Tobias book very practical (except for obvious things NOT to do) but it was very entertaining. Also would suggest: Beat the Street - Peter Lynch. Very funny, much like Tobias’ book. The Five Rules for successful stock investing: Morningstar’s guide. Goes into detail about valuation of individual company stocks. The following three books all discuss various aspects of asset allocation (growth vs. value, sm-cap vs. large, diversification http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 13 of 43
  14. 14. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM allocation (growth vs. value, sm-cap vs. large, diversification etc) What Works on Wall Street - James O’Shaughnesssy. Stocks for the Long Run - Jeremy Siegel (or anything by Jeremy Siegel) The Intelligent Asset Allocator - William Bernstein I would also highly recommend going to www.morningstar.com and look for their Education section. They have fantastic set of “courses” on stocks, funds, bonds and portfolios. Each has maybe 50 short topics with a quiz. Will take days or weeks to get through it, but it covers every aspect of investing. 5. Amelia Says: March 7th, 2007 at 11:13 am I have been looking for a list like this. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 6. Trent Says: March 7th, 2007 at 12:57 pm Three of these books are in my “Ten Books That Changed My Life” series. If you read one book on personal finance, ever, read “Your Money or Your Life.” 7. J.D. Says: March 7th, 2007 at 1:03 pm If you read one book on personal finance, ever, read “Your Money or Your Life.” http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 14 of 43
  15. 15. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Money or Your Life.” I concur. In fact, I should have marked that book with two happy stars. 8. HC Says: March 7th, 2007 at 1:57 pm Elizabeth Warren’s “All Your Worth” is hands-down the best personal finance book I’ve ever read. It exhorts responsibility without being judgmental, it offers a simple, reliable guideline to managing one’s finances, and is flat-out indispensible for people considering living in a high-cost area. 9. Bobby Says: March 7th, 2007 at 4:08 pm Thanks bunches JD. I read The Millionaire Next Door and The Wealthy Barber. Found both interesting and insightful, but wish The Wealthy Barber was more current. It is a book that could be updated every couple of years and be even more effective at communicating it’s message. Haven’t read TMMO but have read most of Ramsey’s other books. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this post. Thanks again. 10. Jon Sagara Says: March 7th, 2007 at 4:46 pm http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 15 of 43
  16. 16. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM March 7th, 2007 at 4:46 pm Great list. Thanks! 11. Dan Says: March 7th, 2007 at 4:55 pm Excellent list. The only book I thought was missing was “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” I also would have liked to have seen a book about real estate investing. Can anyone recommend one? 12. traineeinvestor Says: March 7th, 2007 at 5:28 pm A great list (and one that includes a few books I have yet to read). A couple of comments: 1. you have listed some great books on investing and others have suggested a few more. However none of these focus on real estate and I would suggest adding a few books on this subject. I can recommedn a few but as these are often counrty specific and I do not live in the US, my recommendations may not be that relevant to most of you; 2. some books on historical events (such as “The Great Crash” J K Galbraith, “Anatomy of the Bear” Russell Napier are good although a bit dry). If nothing else they will remind people that markets do not always go up and that the best time to invest is when there is “blood on the street”. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 16 of 43
  17. 17. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Sorry, but I disagree very strongly with the suggestion of adding “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” to the list. Like the writings of many self proclaimed gurus it may be motivational to the inexperienced and naive, but there is nothing else that is positive about that book. 13. donny Says: March 7th, 2007 at 6:11 pm Second on the thumbs down on “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, Sorry, it’s pure snake oil. Plus would love to see a follow up post on real estate books. If I was to add one would be “Rental Houses for the Successful Small Investor”. One of the best buy and hold books I have ever read. 14. li Says: March 7th, 2007 at 6:31 pm Well you definitely missed two others: “The Coffeehouse Investor” and “The Informed Investor” Coffeehouse provides a clear, easy to read and understand discussion of modern portfolio theory, asset allocation, risk management, index investing, and general market psychology. It’s actually a fun, hip read. I view Informed as the technical companion to Coffeehouse. It’s denser, and clearly illustrates how / why modern portfolio theory works, and how risk is mitigated with the various asset allocation while maximizing gains. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 17 of 43
  18. 18. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM allocation while maximizing gains. I’ve read many of the books cited and they are good. But when you’re ready to invest, make sure you read these two, starting with Coffeehouse. 15. Alex Says: March 7th, 2007 at 8:22 pm I personally have the Intelligent investor, i would say it’s not that technical after all. If you could find that to understand some of the term on the book. This is a must read for all of those who want to invest on stock market. A classic i would say. 16. Michael Flessas Says: March 8th, 2007 at 1:58 am Add the following books to the list: Security Analysis by Dr. Benjamin Graham, The Essays of Warren Buffett by Lawrence A. Cunningham, Buffettology by Mary Buffett, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip A. Fisher, Damodaran on Valuation by Dr. Aswath Damodaran, and Theory of Investment Value by John Burr Williams. Intelligent Investor, as noted by others, is a must read as well. 17. Carter Adler Says: March 8th, 2007 at 3:44 am I agree with Alex; The Intelligent Investor is not really that technical, though it is a bit massive. If you have trouble with it, try reading the stock articles in Morningstar’s free Investor http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 18 of 43
  19. 19. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM try reading the stock articles in Morningstar’s free Investor University — they do a nice job of cutting through the (now- historical) numbers to the basic concepts, which are not that difficult to understand. For traineeinvestor and others looking for a historical perspective, I highly recommend “Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation” by Edward Chancellor. While many historical books focus on the last 70 to 100 years of US markets, Chancellor covers bubble markets beginning with speculation in ancient Rome. He covers Holland’s tulipomania in the 1630s, London stockjobbers in the 1700s, the South Sea bubble in the 1720s (which lead Isaac Newton to comment “…I can predict the motion of planets and stars but not the madness of men…”), the British railway bubble in the 1840s, junk bonds and the Japanese bubble in the 1980s, and Long Term Capital Management and the internet in the 1990s, and many more periods of speculative frenzy. 18. The Simple Dollar » The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Sleepless In Iowa Edition Says: March 8th, 2007 at 5:31 am […] Building A Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money This is a pretty strong list of good personal finance books. Eventually my 52 Books series will have a conclusion something like this. (@ get rich slowly) […] 19. Marc Says: March 8th, 2007 at 6:22 am “What is the first book that I should read that tells me how to invest?” These are easy to answer. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 19 of 43
  20. 20. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM invest?” These are easy to answer. So, uh, what’s the first book that I should read that tells me how to invest? 20. Glenn Says: March 8th, 2007 at 6:50 am JD Great list! I have read about a quarter of the books and plan to start on the rest. One book I would add that I recently read is The Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein. This is a very good book on the basics of investing and asset allocation. 21. KMC Says: March 8th, 2007 at 7:00 am To the Basic Personal Finance section I’d add Jane Bryant Quinn’s “Making the Most of Your Money.” It’s the one that started me on the path of better personal finance. 22. J.D. Says: March 8th, 2007 at 7:31 am Thanks, everyone, for your additional suggestions. It sounds as if I need to give Random Walk and Intelligent Investor closer examination. I’ll put them in my to-read queue (which is quite long, by the way). @Marc The first book that you should read that tells you how to invest depends on you and your situation. When somebody asks me that question, I try to learn a little more about them. I generally http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 20 of 43
  21. 21. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM that question, I try to learn a little more about them. I generally recommend Andrew Tobias as a good introduction, though anyone who’s serious about investing will want to find additional reading. But if a person’s more technically-minded, I steer them to Bogleheads. re: Rich Dad, Poor Dad I’m not a fan of this book. I recognize that it’s motivational (and, in fact, it was one of the books responsible for getting me to think about money), but I don’t think it has many actionable items in it. That is, there’s not a lot of stuff in RDPD that a person can use in their lives. I think of it and Loral Lagnemeier’s books as being less useful for specifics, but more useful for changing attitudes about money. But in that regard, I think the Eker book is superior. He’s more directly motivational, and when he does mention personal finance, his advice is sound. Keep the suggestions coming! 23. GG Says: March 8th, 2007 at 7:55 am I have read most of the books on this list and think it is a very good starting point. I agree with previous posts that Your Money or Your Life by Dominguez and Robbins should be marked with two stars. Probably the next best finance book (and surprisingly omitted), is The Intelligent Asset Allocator - William Bernstein. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 21 of 43
  22. 22. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM I view Rich Dad Poor Dad as entertaining but not as essential or even useful reading. I think Intelligent Investor is a great book and definitely a classic. But, I think it is overly intimidating to people until they already have a substantial finance background. 24. Tom Says: March 8th, 2007 at 10:02 am I completely disagree with having the “how to live without a car” book in this list. I looked it over last weekend and it is completely devoid of content. I can summarize the entire book: “don’t buy a car? take public transportation, or bike, or buy a motorcycle. If it works for you, it works for you. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Oh, and here’s some poorly drawn pictures of people riding bikes on nice paths outside of polluted cities and we’ll up the font size to 17 so you can read it and now it’s 20 pages longer.” 25. David K. Says: March 8th, 2007 at 10:14 am I would have to comment on “The Millionaire Next Door”. I found it to be excessively pro-frugal as a method of accumulating wealth. I found his second book “The Millionaire Mind” to be much more enjoyable as it emphasizes overall lifestyle and the possibility of accumulating wealth and simultaneously enjoying it. I also began with “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” but would now echo the thumbs-down. I enjoyed John T. Reed’s critique of RDPD. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 22 of 43
  23. 23. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Good list. Many I haven’t read. Another brief read for ideas was “Why Smart People make Big Money Mistakes” - quick and easy, but applicable. 26. WillSchwarz.com » Investing - 25 best books Says: March 8th, 2007 at 10:35 am […] http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a- personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-book… […] 27. kathaclysm Says: March 8th, 2007 at 10:45 am Great list, thank you! (And good point getting the books from the library instead of buying my own.) I’d like to add I’ve found money Savvy Generation a really good place for resources on managing money for kids and families. http://www.msgen.com 28. Anonymous Says: March 8th, 2007 at 11:04 am Two recommendations: “Buckets of Money: How to Retire in Comfort and Safety,” by Ray Lucia. Lucia’s planning system allows individuals to use the safety of fixed-income investments while also utilizing the time that stocks need to grow. “Yes, You Can Get A Financial Life! Your Lifetime Guide to Financial Planning,” by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth. Excellent primer on how to get your career, life, and finances in order - http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 23 of 43
  24. 24. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM primer on how to get your career, life, and finances in order - perfect advice for people from their 20s to their 70s. 29. JenK Says: March 8th, 2007 at 11:19 am I agree that Andy Tobias and Millionaire Next Door are entertaining - but Eric Tyson’s Personal Finances for Dummies and Investing for Dummies are MUCH more practical. 30. Jon Says: March 8th, 2007 at 11:24 am I would recommend “Do what you love and the money will follow” by Marsha Sinetar, especially for teens/college students. It is similar to “What Color is Your Parachute” but a narrower focus on finding right livelihood. It made a real difference for me and has been an inspiration along my career path. 31. Pat Says: March 8th, 2007 at 11:33 am I’d suggest “The Truth About Money” as well. Very informative book! 32. PaulSpoerry.com » Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money Says: March 8th, 2007 at 11:53 am […] segments like Basic Personal Finance, Frugality, Investing, Success, as well as Kids and Money.read more | digg […] http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 24 of 43
  25. 25. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM 33. Jon Says: March 8th, 2007 at 12:43 pm I’m surprised so many of you have been anti Rich Dad Poor Dad. I have been self-employed for over 10 years and was feeling pretty proud of myself until I realised via this book that I was still on the wrong side of the cash flow quadrant. I was still just working for money - all that had cjanged was now I was the boss!. This book gave me the motivation to start my own business - a business that runs whether or not I am there. The other book that hugely influenced me in setting this business up was E-Myth by Michael Gerber. 34. Business Solutions Group » Blog Archive » Personal Finance Library Says: March 8th, 2007 at 1:49 pm […] Get Rich Slowly has a goldmine of Personal Finance Books listed on their website with a convenient links to buy those books from Amazon.Com. tags: finance, harish keshwani, personal finance Filed under Personal Finance having Leave a Comment […] 35. WomensWallStreet Blog » Blog Archive » Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money Says: March 8th, 2007 at 2:02 pm […] popular post at Get Rich Slowly answers the question, “What is the first book that I should read that tells me how to […] 36. Jeff Says: March 8th, 2007 at 4:11 pm http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 25 of 43
  26. 26. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM March 8th, 2007 at 4:11 pm Great list… I have some suggestions, but they are in the (how to invest) category. 1. One Up On Wall Street 2. The Interpretation of Financial Statements 3. The Only Three Questions That Count 37. bluntmoney Says: March 8th, 2007 at 9:05 pm I’m glad to see Your Money or Your Life on your list; that book is by far my favorite money book. 38. Debt Blitzkrieg » Blog Archive » Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money Says: March 8th, 2007 at 11:14 pm […] DBread more | digg story […] 39. Don’t just read the books… - Blunt Money Says: March 9th, 2007 at 4:52 am […] over at Get Rich Slowly posted a nice list of 25 of the best books about money recently. I was happy to see my personal favorite, Your Money or Your Life listed […] 40. BizzyBlog » Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ? Get Rich Slowly Says: March 9th, 2007 at 7:46 am […] Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ? Get Rich Slowly […] http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 26 of 43
  27. 27. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM 41. Friday Blog Highlight and Freebies : Blogging Away Debt Says: March 9th, 2007 at 8:54 am […] JD at Get Rich Slowly shares 25 of the Best Books About Money. […] 42. New Finance Deals » Blog Archive » The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Sleepless In Iowa Edition Says: March 9th, 2007 at 12:22 pm […] that I’m so tired I can’t write very well…. anyway, here are some people who can write well. Building A Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money This is a pretty strong list of good personal finance books. Eventually my 52 Books series will […] 43. Personal Finance Advice - » Financial Wake-Up Call 3-10- 2007 Says: March 10th, 2007 at 4:36 am […] 25 of the Best Books About Money: If you’re looking for a basic personal finance library, Get Rich Slowly has put together a list of 25 essential personal finance books. […] 44. Money Smart Life » Personal Finance Week in Review Says: March 10th, 2007 at 6:53 am […] JD at Get Rich Slowly shares a list of his favorite personal finance books. […] 45. Best Comments on My Personal Finance Library ? Get Rich Slowly Says: http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 27 of 43
  28. 28. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Slowly Says: March 10th, 2007 at 11:58 am […] list of 25 great personal finance books I have on my own bookshelves made it to the front page of Digg on Thursday. Because two other […] 46. RonenV Says: March 10th, 2007 at 4:08 pm I suggest: 1. Get a Financial Life - a starter guide for people in their 20’s. 2. Smart Couples Finish Rich - for its emphasis on personal finance for couples. 47. Rachel Says: March 10th, 2007 at 6:18 pm I would add to your excellent list Joanne Yaccamoto’s book “Balancing Act.” It’s a financial planning guide for women, and for all the people who scoff at the idea that financial writing needs gender consideration, consider this: 1. Women live significantly longer than men - up to 20% longer - and need to plan thusly. 2. Women move in and out of the workforce as a result of commitments to child- and parent-care, which are shouldered more often by men than women. 3. Divorce leaves most women with a reduced standard of living, and 1 in 3 marriages now end in divorce. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 28 of 43
  29. 29. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Joanne addresses all these things with aplomb, and offers all kinds of other sage advice about tending and protecting your money and your life. Also, she’s funny and ballsy, both of which I appreciated. David Bach’s “Smart Women Finish Rich” is great, too, even though all the TM’d phrases are a little annoying. 48. Anissa Says: March 10th, 2007 at 8:04 pm I suggest: The Money Camp - a financial literacy at home program for kids. Teach your kids about money and learn along with them because we know we were never taught how to be financially free from our parents or school. But who can blame them, no one ever taught them! You can either order the book for $69.00 or download it for $29.00. Worth the investment! 49. Scott Stevens Says: March 11th, 2007 at 4:48 pm http://www.dont-marry.com/ Rachel, let’s not forget that 70% to 93% of these divorces are initiated by women. Guys, want to be rich? Don’t marry an American Woman! http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 29 of 43
  30. 30. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM 50. sahie.com Says: March 12th, 2007 at 9:16 am Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ? Get Rich Slowly… hey guys here’s a collection of some of the best books on Money. check it out…… 51. Link Karma - 13 March 2007 at Personal Development with The Positivity Blog Says: March 12th, 2007 at 2:26 pm […] 25 of the Best Books about Money – This useful article at Get Rich Slowly added a few more books to my to-read list. Have a look and find out what books J.D and his readers consider to be the finest when it comes to personal finance. I ´ve already started reading 50 Success Classics by Tom Butler-Bowden and even though it just contains a few pieces of advice from each author – Butler-Bowden has read 50 highly regarded books on success and provides quick summaries - it has given me an excellent overview of a lot of great books, people and common trains of thought throughout the centuries. […] 52. Blake Says: March 13th, 2007 at 4:37 am A great cheap way to get these books (and many others) is www.paperbackswap.com I used the site to get some simplicity books on this list! http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 30 of 43
  31. 31. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM 53. New Diehards Forum, Home Biz Tips, Books, and Carnivals » My Money Blog Says: March 13th, 2007 at 8:29 pm […] of GetRichSlowly shares his list of 25 best books about money. His list has a greater focus on high-level overviews of saving money and getting out of debt than […] 54. More ??? ?????? » ?????? » ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ?? Says: March 14th, 2007 at 1:53 am […] (????? “????? ????” ?????? ?? ??? ???????). http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a- personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-book… . ?? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ????? […] 55. Rachel Says: March 14th, 2007 at 6:35 am Hi — I made a mistake with my previous post. “Balancing Act” is by Joanne Yaccato. Not sure why, when I commented, I accidentally added an extra ‘mo,” but I wanted to make sure anyone looking for it wasn’t confused. Cheers! 56. Home Biz Blogger » Blog Archive » Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money Says: March 14th, 2007 at 12:40 pm […] of these, some of the others I will be checking out this weekend. You can never have enough books!read more | digg story Tags :Uncategorized Share : These icons link to social http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 31 of 43
  32. 32. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM story Tags :Uncategorized Share : These icons link to social bookmarking sites where […] 57. links for 2007-03-10 at DeStructUred Blog Says: March 18th, 2007 at 7:53 am […] Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ? Get Rich Slowly (tags: Finance Books) […] 58. Matisse Enzer Says: March 24th, 2007 at 9:35 am I recommend “The Seven Laws of Money” as a good set of models (not “the” models,, but “a” set of model) for thinking about money: 1. Do it. Money will come when you are doing the right thing. 2. Money has its own rules: Records, Budgets, Saving, Borrowing. 3. Money is a dream - a fantasy as alluring as the Pied Piper. 4. Money is a Nightmare - in jail, robbery, and fear of poverty. 5. You can never really give money away. 6. You can never really receive money as a gift. 7. There are worlds without money. 59. pligg.com Says: March 24th, 2007 at 10:12 am http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 32 of 43
  33. 33. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM Sensible Personal FInance Advice… With so much nonsense out there, it is refreshing to read a sensible website on personal investing. Written up in the New York Times, this site dispenses some top-of-the-line advice. In particular, look at its list of recommended books…. 60. The Return of the Forums, and One-Year Blogiversary ? Get Rich Slowly Says: April 15th, 2007 at 10:21 am […] active member, chosen at random, will win their choice of five books from the my list of favorite personal finance books. Ten active members, chosen at random, will win their choice of one book from the list. The list […] 61. Finance and stuff » Blog Archive » Rich Dad, Poor Dad Says: May 1st, 2007 at 1:35 pm […] book recommendations (most of which I haven’t read) from places like freemoneyfinance and Get Rich Slowly. Tags: asset, book, eternity, finance, greed, house, investment, liability, money, mortgage, […] 62. Phil Says: July 1st, 2007 at 12:35 pm Like the earlier poster said, I would recommend Rich Dad, Poor Dad - not necessarily for inspiration to get rich but mostly about smart money management. The easy-to-understand pictorial representations of debit and credit is a necessity to those who has a hard time understanding financial jargons. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 33 of 43
  34. 34. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM 63. George Seldes Says: July 1st, 2007 at 7:41 pm One of the books that should definitely be here (although I do like some of your selections) is Ralph Warner’s “You don’t need a $1 million to retire well.” Warner founded Nolo Press and did a lot of good research into what really provided people with a satisfying retirement. Surprisingly to some, it’s wasn’t money. In fact, if I had to pick the top five books for anyone hoping to master job/finance matters, it would be that one + Random Walk (Malkiel), + Money or Life (Dominguez/Robin), Living Well Without a Car (Balish), + What Color Parachute (Bolles). 64. Justin Golds Says: July 10th, 2007 at 10:14 am I love that you included The Richest Man in Babylon on this list. This was the book that changed my financial attitude and actually led me to search and find this site. 65. Getting To Enough Says: July 19th, 2007 at 10:11 am I’ll second (or third, or …) the recommendation re: Your Money or Your Life. At first glance it seems like it might only be fitting for those willing to make a radical lifestyle change and embrace the simplicity movement. However, even without going to those extremes, the book is still really valuable in that it gets to really think about how we’re trading off time for money. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 34 of 43
  35. 35. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM I’ll also submit an additional book in the investing category: The Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein. It gives really good examples of the benefits of diversification and how proper asset allocation can improve your expected returns. 66. Top 10 list of personal finance lists | Moolanomy Says: July 24th, 2007 at 9:08 am […] Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money by JD at Get Rich Slowly. This list contains excellent personal finance books. I haven’t read all the books listed here and I am looking forward to read them. I think The Millionaire Next Door will be my next book. […] 67. telly Says: July 30th, 2007 at 10:27 am Great list! Thanks! “Your Money or Your Life” is my personal favourite. I would also add “Four Pillars of Investing”. 68. JDWired » Stop Sabotaging Your Retirement Says: September 17th, 2007 at 7:19 pm […] many great blogs that you can refer to for retirement advice. Get Rich Slowly, which features 25 of the Best Books About Money, and The Simple Dollar are both very popular. If you are an Xer, you should check out Generation […] 69. J Says: October 9th, 2007 at 7:40 pm http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 35 of 43
  36. 36. Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money ∞ Get Rich Slowly 10/25/2007 10:02 AM October 9th, 2007 at 7:40 pm “A Random Walk Down Wall Street” is a great book. I don’t understand why all these people saying it’s technical or a hard read. It’s very BASIC investing. It’s investing 101 and frankly, it’s a good start. Burn all these “Get Rich Quick” Feel good touchy-feel books. Money is math. To make money you have to Understand it, on the technical level. you can’t “feel out” money, you can’t sit down and talk about your feels with it. It’s money, it currency; learn how it works. Leave a Reply Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Submit Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Subscribe without commenting E-Mail: http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/03/07/building-a-personal-finance-library-25-of-the-best-books-about-money/ Page 36 of 43
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