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From Bill Gates to Elon Musk, from Warren Buffett to Ben Franklin, the most successful people in the world have always been voracious readers. So if you want to achieve financial success, become wealthy, and retire early, one of the most important things you can do right now is crack open a book!
Luckily you don’t have to do much searching. I’ve compiled for you a list of the 25 best personal finance books to read this year. The books on this list are incredibly varied, from true personal finance books by gurus like Dave Ramsey, Robert Kiyosaki, and Tony Robbins, to value investing classics like The Intelligent Investor, The Tao of Charlie Munger, and A Random Walk Down Wall Street. This list as it all!
So keep on reading to learn more about the 25 best personal finance books you should read this year! And for more great book recommendations from Vintage Value Investing, check out The 11 Best Investment Books for Beginners and The 14 Most Recommended Investing Books of All Time.
Unshakable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins, who has coached more than fifty million people from 100 countries, is the world’s #1 life and business strategist. In this book, he teams up with Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 financial advisor in the US for three consecutive years by Barron’s. Together they reveal how to become unshakable—someone who can not only maintain true peace of mind in a world of immense uncertainty, economic volatility, and unprecedented change, but who can profit from the fear that immobilizes so many.
Here’s what is covered in this book
How to put together a simple, actionable plan that will deliver true financial freedom.
Strategies from the world’s top investors on how to protect yourself and your family and maximize profit from the inevitable crashes and corrections to come.
How a few simple steps can add a decade or more of additional retirement income by discovering what your 401(k) provider doesn’t want you to know.
The core four principles that most of the world’s greatest financial minds utilize so that you can maximize upside and minimize downside.
The fastest way to put money back in your pocket: uncover the hidden fees and half truths of Wall Street—how the biggest firms keep you overpaying for underperformance.
Master the mindset of true wealth and experience the fulfillment you deserve today.
Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not): A Parent’s Guide For Kids by Beth Kobliner
Beth Kobliner is the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life. Make Your Kid a Money Genius is a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way.
This book is a easy to understand, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids—from ages three to twenty-three—about money. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others.
More specifically, you’ll learn why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren’t always the answer either. You’ll discover the right age to give your kid a credit card, and learn why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move.
How to Make You Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide by Jane Bryant Quinn
This book will teach you how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life.
One of people’s biggest fears is running out of money in their older age. Luckily you can use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets, like
Your Social Security account (find the hidden values there),
Pension (monthly income or lump sum?),
Home equity (sell and invest the proceeds or take a reverse mortgage?),
Savings (should you buy a lifetime annuity?),
Retirement accounts (how to invest and—critically—how much to withdraw from your savings each year?).
The right moves will not only raise the amount you have to spend, they’ll stretch out your money over many more years. At a time when people are living longer, yet retiring with a smaller pot of savings than they’d hoped for, this book will become the essential guide
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