Today, we take a look at the best finance books that will help you grow your wealth, increase your financial acumen or just add to your knowledge base.

If you’re looking for the best finance books, then you’ve come to the right place.

You can use these finance books for growing your business, your wealth, expanding your wisdom, and much more.

We’ve broken these finance books up into 7 sections:

  • Personal Finance
  • Books On Making Money & Growing Wealth
  • History & Theory of Money
  • Finance Books For Those in Their 20s
  • Beyond Finance
  • Investing & Growing Your Money
  • Real Estate & Mortgages

We’ve listed the best personal finance books first, as we’re assuming most readers are looking first for books on improving their personal finances. But if you’re looking for the history & theory of money, investing your finances, and more, then we have you covered, too.

So, without further ado, let’s get into the list of the best finance books you can get your hands on.

Best Finance Books

Let’s jump in and look at the top books on finance out there.

Best Personal Finance Books

Let’s start off with the best personal finance books.

The Total Money Makeover

“A simple, straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits!

Best-selling author and radio host Dave Ramsey is your personal coach in this informative and interactive companion to the highly successful New York Times bestseller The Total Money Makeover. With inspiring real-life stories and thought-provoking questionnaires, this workbook will help you achieve financial fitness as you daily work out those newly defined money muscles. Ramsey will motivate you to immediate action, so you can:

  • Set up an emergency fund (believe me, you’re going to need it)
  • Pay off your home mortgage―it is possible.
  • Prepare for college funding (your kids will love you for it)
  • Maximize your retirement investing so you can live your golden years in financial peace
  • Build wealth like crazy!

With incentive exercises that really do exercise your spending and saving habits, Ramsey will get your mind and your money working to make your life free of fiscal stress and strain. It’s a no-nonsense plan that will not only make over your money habits, but it will also completely transform your life.”

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
  • Thomas Nelson
  • Dave Ramsey
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Edition no. 1 (09/17/2013)
  • Hardcover: 272 pages

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

“At last, for a generation that’s materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi’s 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds.

A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance- banking, saving, budgeting, and investing-and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.”

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I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works
  • Ramit Sethi
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
  • Edition no. 0 (05/14/2019)
  • Paperback: 352 pages

Your Money or Your Life

“For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin’s guidance.

This fully revised and updated edition with a foreword by “the Frugal Guru” (New Yorker) Mr. Money Mustache is the ultimate makeover of this bestselling classic, ensuring that its time-tested wisdom applies to people of all ages and covers modern topics like investing in index funds, managing revenue streams like side hustles and freelancing, tracking your finances online, and having difficult conversations about money.

Whether you’re just beginning your financial life or heading towards retirement, this book will show you how to:

• Get out of debt and develop savings
• Save money through mindfulness and good habits, rather than strict budgeting
• Declutter your life and live well for less
• Invest your savings and begin creating wealth
• Save the planet while saving money
• …and so much more!”

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Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018
  • Penguin Books
  • Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez, Mr. Money Mustache
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Edition no. 0 (12/10/2008)
  • Paperback: 368 pages

Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money

“f you’re looking for practical information to answer all your “How?” “What?” and “Why?” questions about money, this book is for you.

Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money covers the A to Z of Dave’s money teaching, including how to budget, save, dump debt, and invest.

You’ll also learn all about insurance, mortgage options, marketing, bargain hunting and the most important element of all–giving.

This is the handbook of Financial Peace University. If you’ve already been through Dave’s nine-week class, you won’t find much new information in this book.

This book collects a lot of what he’s been teaching in FPU classes for 20 years, so if you’ve been through class, you’ve already heard it!

It also covers the Baby Steps Dave wrote about in The Total Money Makeover, and trust us–the Baby Steps haven’t changed a bit.

So if you’ve already memorized everything Dave’s ever said about money, you probably don’t need this book. But if you’re new to this stuff or just want the all-in-one resource for your bookshelf, this is it!”

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Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money
  • Dave Ramsey s Complete Guide to Money The Handbook of Financial Peace University
  • Dave Ramsey
  • Publisher: Ramsey Press
  • Edition no. 1 (01/01/1970)
  • Hardcover: 331 pages

The Rent Collector

“Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash.

Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not really working. Just when things seem most bleak, Sang Ly learns a secret about the hated, ill-tempered woman, the “the rent collector”-she can read!

Reluctantly she agrees to teach Sang Ly and does so with the same harshness she applied to her collection duties until they both learn how literacy has the power to instill hope and transcend circumstance.

Based on a true story, set in the abject poverty of Cambodia against the backdrop of political oppression and the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge.”

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The Rent Collector
  • Camron Wright
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain
  • Edition no. 0 (10/01/2013)
  • Paperback: 288 pages

The One-Page Financial Plan

Managing your money and creating wealth has never been so easy with this simple, effective financial planning guide

In The One Page Financial Plan, CEO and financial advisor Sam Henderson gives you a straightforward process for tailoring a financial plan that meets all your goals and needs. In fact, everything you need to comprehensively manage your money and create wealth can fit on one page.

A comprehensive, step-by-step handbook for getting the most out of your money, The One Page Financial Plan is the perfect tool for managing your assets effectively, whether you’re a young person just starting out, or an experienced professional preparing for retirement. You’ll learn to manage your money, navigate tax laws, plan for the future, and much more—all in the easiest manner you can imagine.

  • Offers simple, straightforward financial planning advice appropriate for anyone at any age
  • Written by Sam Henderson, CEO and Senior Financial Adviser at Henderson Maxwell
  • Includes the latest advice on money management and wealth creation

Whether you’re 26 or 62, you shouldn’t wait to take care of your money and plan for the future. The One Page Financial Plan makes taking control of finances as easy as one, two, three.”

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The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money
  • Portfolio
  • Carl Richards
  • Publisher: Portfolio
  • Edition no. 1 (03/31/2015)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages

The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

“The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated is a personal finance book written by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack that was published in 2016. The book is based on pillars of advice Pollack wrote in 2013 on an index card.”

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The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated
  • PORTFOLIO
  • Helaine Olen, Harold Pollack
  • Publisher: Portfolio
  • Edition no. 0 (03/07/2017)
  • Paperback: 256 pages

Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry

“Weaving together original reporting, interviews with experts, and studies from disciplines ranging from behavioral economics to retirement planning, Pound Foolish is a compassionate and compelling book that will change the way we think and talk about our money.”

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Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry
  • Helaine Olen
  • Publisher: Portfolio
  • Edition no. 0 (12/31/2013)
  • Paperback: 304 pages

The Budgeting Habit: How to Make a Budget and Stick to It!

“Struggling with your finances? Buried in credit card debt? Want a simple way to make a budget and stick with it?Imagine what it would feel like to master your budget and not be in debt.

All the money you currently pay to credit card companies can now be spent fixing up the house, taking a vacation, or investing in your retirement fund.

You celebrate the holidays without dreading the credit card bill that is sure to arrive in January. The truth is: All of this is possible when you master the budgeting habit.”

The Budgeting Habit: How to Make a Budget and Stick to It! (Develop Good Habits Book 2)
  • S.J. Scott, Rebecca Livermore
  • Oldtown Publishing LLC
  • Kindle Edition
  • English

Books On Making Money & Growing Wealth

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

“Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It advocates the importance of financial literacy (financial education), financial independence and building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one’s financial intelligence (financial IQ) to improve one’s business and financial aptitude.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is written in the style of a set of parables, ostensibly based on Kiyosaki’s life.”

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • PLATA
  • Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Publisher: Plata Publishing
  • Edition no. 0 (04/11/2017)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages

Think and Grow Rich

“Think and Grow Rich was written in 1937 by Napoleon Hill, promoted as a personal development and self-improvement book. Hill writes that he was inspired by a suggestion from business magnate and later-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

While the book’s title and much of the text concerns increasing income, the author insists that his philosophy can help people succeed in any line of work, to do and be anything they can imagine.

First published during the Great Depression, the book, by Hill’s death in 1970, had sold more than 20 million copies. By 2015, more than 100 million copies had been sold worldwide.

It remains the biggest seller of Napoleon Hill’s books. BusinessWeek magazine’s Best-Seller List ranked it the sixth best-selling paperback business book 70 years after it was published. Think and Grow Rich is listed in John C. Maxwell’s A Lifetime “Must Read” Books List.

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Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and RevisedTM
  • Mindpower Press
  • Napoleon Hill
  • Publisher: Mindpower Press
  • Paperback: 416 pages

The Millionaire Fastlane

“Is the financial plan of mediocrity – a dream-stealing, soul-sucking dogma known as The Slowlane – your plan for creating wealth?

You know how it goes-go to school, get a good job, save 10 percent of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit drinking expensive Starbucks mocha lattes, save and penny-pinch your life away, trust your life-savings to the stock market, and one day you can retire rich.

The mainstream financial gurus have sold you blindly down the river. For those who don’t want a lifetime subscription to “settle for less,” and a slight chance of elderly riches, there is an expressway to extraordinary wealth that can burn a trail to financial independence faster than any road out there.

Demand the Fastlane, an alternative road to wealth that actually ignites dreams and creates millionaires young, not old. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.”

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The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!
  • The Millionaire Fastlane Crack the Code to Wealth and Life Rich for a Lifetime
  • MJ DeMarco
  • Publisher: Viperion Publishing Corp
  • Edition no. 1 (01/04/2011)
  • Paperback: 322 pages

You Are a Badass at Making Money

You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach.

Drawing on her own transformation – over just a few years – from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.

Learn to:

• Uncover what’s holding you back from making money.
• Give your doubts, fears, and excuses the heave-ho.
• Relate to money in a new (and lucrative) way.
• Shake up the cocktail of creation.
• Tap into your natural ability to grow rich.
• Shape your reality—stop playing victim to circumstance.
• Get as wealthy as you wanna be.”

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You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
  • VIKING
  • Jen Sincero
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Hardcover: 288 pages

The Automatic Millionaire

“For years people have asked David Bach, the national bestselling author of Smart Women Finish RichSmart Couples Finish Rich, and Start Late, Finish Rich what’s the real secret to getting rich? What’s the one thing I need to do?

Now, in the newly revised The Automatic Millionaire, expanded and updated, David Bach is sharing that secret.

The Automatic Millionaire starts with the powerful story of an average American couple–he’s a low-level manager, she’s a beautician–whose joint income never exceeds $55,000 a year, yet who somehow manage to own two homes debt-free, put two kids through college, and retire at 55 with more than $1 million in savings. Through their story you’ll learn the surprising fact that you cannot get rich with a budget! You have to have a plan to pay yourself first that is totally automatic, a plan that will automatically secure your future and pay for your present.”

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The Automatic Millionaire, Expanded and Updated: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich
  • Crown Business
  • David Bach
  • Publisher: Currency
  • Edition no. 0 (12/27/2016)
  • Paperback: 288 pages

The Science of Getting Rich

The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles and published in 1910 by the Elizabeth Towne Company. The book is still in print.

According to USA Today, the text is “divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, rather than competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction.”

The Science of Getting Rich
  • Wallace D. Wattles, Charles Conrad
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Paperback: 92 pages

The Simple Path to Wealth

“This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things-mostly about money and investing-she was not yet quite ready to hear.

Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we”ve created, understanding it is critical.

“But Dad,” she once said, “I know money is important. I just don”t want to spend my life thinking about it.” This was eye-opening. I love this stuff. But most people have better things to do with their precious time. Bridges to build, diseases to cure, treaties to negotiate, mountains to climb, technologies to create, children to teach, businesses to run.

Unfortunately, benign neglect of things financial leaves you open to the charlatans of the financial world. The people who make investing endlessly complex, because if it can be made complex it becomes more profitable for them, more expensive for us, and we are forced into their waiting arms.

Here”s an important truth: Complex investments exist only to profit those who create and sell them. Not only are they more costly to the investor, they are less effective.

The simple approach I created for her and present now to you, is not only easy to understand and implement, it is more powerful than any other.”

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The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life
  • The Simple Path to Wealth Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich Free Life
  • J L Collins
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Edition no. 1 (06/18/2016)
  • Paperback: 286 pages

Money: Master the Game

“Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world.

A 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom, Tony Robbins walks readers of every income level, through the steps to become financially free by creating a lifetime income plan.

This book delivers invaluable information and essential practices for getting your financial house in order.

It’s the book millions of people have been waiting for.”

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MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • MONEY Master the Game 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • Tony Robbins
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Edition no. 0 (03/29/2016)
  • Paperback: 688 pages

History & Theory of Money

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

“The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy is a 1996 book by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko.

This book is a compilation of research done by the two authors in the profiles of ‘millionaires’ (note the term ‘millionaire’ denotes U.S. households with net-worths exceeding one million dollars (USD)).

The authors compare the behaviour of those they call UAWs (Under Accumulators of Wealth) and those who are PAWs (Prodigious Accumulator of Wealth).

Their findings, that millionaires are disproportionately clustered in middle-class and blue collar neighborhoods and not in more affluent or white-collar communities, came as a surprise to the authors who anticipated the contrary.

Stanley and Danko’s book explains why, noting that high-income white-collar professions are more likely to devote their income to luxury goods or status items, thus neglecting savings and investments.”

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The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
  • Great product!
  • Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Edition no. 0 (11/16/2010)
  • Paperback: 272 pages

The Richest Man in Babylon

“The Richest Man in Babylon is a 1926 book by George S. Clason that dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set 8,000 years ago in ancient Babylon.

The book remains in print almost a century after the parables were originally published, and is regarded as a classic of personal financial advice.”

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The Richest Man in Babylon
  • Quotes, contents, foreword, 11 chapters.
  • George S. Clason
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Edition no. 0 (01/01/2002)
  • Paperback: 144 pages

The Ascent of Money

“The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World is a 2008 book by Harvard professor Niall Ferguson, and an adapted television documentary for Channel 4 (UK) and PBS (US), which in 2009 won an International Emmy Award.

It examines the long history of money, credit, and banking.”

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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World: 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Penguin Books
  • Niall Ferguson
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Paperback: 496 pages

Other People’s Money and How the Bankers Use It

“Other People’s Money And How the Bankers Use It (1914) is a collection of essays written by Louis Brandeis first published as a book in 1914, and reissued in 1933.”

Other People's Money and How The Bankers Use It
  • Louis D. Brandeis
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Edition no. 1 (08/28/2014)
  • Paperback: 98 pages

The Robber Barons

“John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, E. H. Harriman, Jay Gould, Henry Clay Frick . . . their names carry a powerful historical ring, still echoing today in the countless institutions that are part of their legacy, from universities to museums to banks.

But who were the people behind the legends, and how did they rise to their positions of vast wealth and influence in the latter half of the nineteenth century?

The Robber Barons is a classic work on the financiers and industrialists of the Gilded Age, who shaped their own era as well as the future of the United States—“not a mere series of biographies but a genuine history” (The New York Times Book Review).”

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The Robber Barons
  • Matthew Josephson
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Paperback: 474 pages

Best Finance Books For Those in Their 20s

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

“The New York Times bestselling financial guide aimed squarely at “Generation Debt”—and their parents—from the country’s most trusted and dynamic source on money matters.

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke is financial expert Suze Orman’s answer to a generation’s cry for help. They’re called “Generation Debt” and “Generation Broke” by the media — people in their twenties and thirties who graduate college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history.

The goals of their parents’ generation — buy a house, support a family, send kids to college, retire in style — seem absurdly, depressingly out of reach.

They live off their credit cards, may or may not have health insurance, and come up so far short at the end of the month that the idea of saving money is a joke.

This generation has it tough, without a doubt, but they’re also painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands.”

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The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
  • Riverhead Books
  • Suze Orman
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Edition no. 0 (03/27/2007)
  • Paperback: 400 pages

Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School

“Why do high schools and colleges require students to take courses in English, math and science, yet have absolutely no requirements for students to learn about personal money management?

Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School was initially developed by the author to pass on to his five children as they entered adulthood.

As it developed, the author realized that personal money management skills were rarely taught in high schools, colleges and even in MBA programs.”

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Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Cary Siegel
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Edition no. 242013 (03/06/2013)
  • Paperback: 188 pages

Broke Millennial

“If you’re a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it’s easy to get freaked out by finances. But you’re not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money.

It’s time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide.”

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Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together
  • Erin Lowry
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee
  • Paperback: 288 pages

Millennial Money Makeover

“Over half of Millennials are freaked out by their finances. Luckily, with Millennial Money Makeover readers now have a guide to help them navigate the financial issues of their time.

Certified public accountant Conor Richardson offers a refreshingly helpful and elegantly designed program to tackle essential money matters.”

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The Barefoot Investor

“This is the only money guide you’ll ever need.

That’s a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves.

So what makes this one different?

Well, you won’t be overwhelmed with a bunch of ‘tips’ … or a strict budget (that you won’t follow).

You’ll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you’ll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week.”

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The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • Scott Pape
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition no. 1 (04/03/2017)
  • Paperback: 296 pages

Beyond Finance

The 4 Hour Work Week

“The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (2007) is a self-help book by Timothy Ferriss, an American writer, educational activist, and entrepreneur.

The book has spent more than four years on The New York Times Best Seller List, has been translated into 40 languages and has sold more than 2.1 million copies worldwide.

It deals with what Ferriss refers to as “lifestyle design” and repudiates the traditional “deferred” life plan in which people work grueling hours and take few vacations for decades and save money in order to relax after retirement.”

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
  • Crown Publishing Group NY
  • Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • Edition no. 0 (12/15/2009)
  • Hardcover: 416 pages

AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip

“Two of the world’s leading experts explain the vital link between health and wealth that could add years to your life and dollars to your retirement savings.

All the money in the world doesn’t mean a thing if we can’t get out of bed. And the healthiest body in the world won’t stay that way if we’re frazzled about five figures worth of debt.

TODAY Show financial expert Jean Chatzky and the Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen explain the vital connection between health and wealth–giving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives.”

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AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip
  • GRAND CENTRAL LIFE STYLE
  • Jean Chatzky, Michael F. Roizen
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
  • Edition no. 1 (02/28/2017)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages

How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free

“How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free is not only a book about retirement — it’s an inspirational guide on how to enjoy life to its fullest.

What sets this international bestseller — over 250,000 copies sold — apart from all the other retirement books is its holistic approach to the fears, hopes, and dreams that people have about retirement. This one-of-a-kind guide goes way beyond the numbers that is often the main focus of most retirement planning books.

The key to creating an active and fulfilling retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life – interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, great friends, and solid social support.”

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How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
  • VIP
  • Ernie J. Zelinski
  • Publisher: Visions International Publishing
  • Edition no. 13426 (09/01/2009)
  • Paperback: 240 pages

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

“Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to achieve wealth effortlessly while others work just as hard but still struggle financially?

In this fresh and original book T. Harv Eker explains how you too can master the inner game of money so that you will not only achieve financial success but keep it once you have it.”

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
  • HarperBusiness
  • T. Harv Eker
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness
  • Edition no. 0 (02/15/2005)
  • Hardcover: 210 pages

Set for Life: Dominate Life, Money, and the American Dream

“Set yourself up for life as early as possible and enjoy life on your terms!

Are you tied to a nine-to-five workweek? Would you like to “retire” from wage-paying work within ten years? Are you in your 20s or 30s and would like to be financially free―the sort of free that ensures you spend the best part of your day and week, and the best years of your life, doing what you want?

Building wealth is always possible, even while working full-time, earning a median income, and making up for a negative net worth.

By layering philosophy with practical knowledge, Set for Life gives young professionals the fiscal confidence they need to conquer financial goals early in life.

Accumulating a lifetime of wealth in a short period of time involves working harder and smarter than the average person, and Set for Life demonstrates how to do just that–from zero savings to five figures, then to six figures, and finally to the ultimate goal of financial freedom.”

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Set for Life: Dominate Life, Money, and the American Dream.
  • Scott Trench
  • Publisher: BiggerPockets
  • Hardcover: 236 pages

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

“Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness is a book written by University of Chicago economist Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein, first published in 2008.

The book draws on research in psychology and behavioral economics to defend libertarian paternalism and active engineering of choice architecture.

The book received largely positive reviews. The Guardian described it as “never intimidating, always amusing and elucidating: a jolly economic romp but with serious lessons within.” It was named one of the best books of 2008 by The Economist.”

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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
  • Great product!
  • Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Edition no. 0 (02/24/2009)
  • Paperback: 312 pages

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business is a book by Charles Duhigg, a New York Times reporter, published in February 2012 by Random House. It explores the science behind habit creation and reformation.

The book reached the best seller list for The New York Times, Amazon.com, and USA Today. It was long listed for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award in 2012.”

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • Power of Habits
  • Charles Duhigg
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Paperback: 416 pages

Human Action

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics is a work by the Austrian economist and philosopher Ludwig von Mises.

Widely considered Mises’ magnum opus, it presents the case for laissez-faire capitalism based on praxeology, or rational investigation of human decision-making. It rejects positivism within economics.

It defends an a priori epistemology and underpins praxeology with a foundation of methodological individualism and speculative laws of apodictic certainty.

Mises argues that the free-market economy not only outdistances any government-planned system, but ultimately serves as the foundation of civilization itself.”

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Human Action: The Scholar's Edition
  • Ludwig von Mises
  • Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Paperback: 912 pages

The 50th Law

“The 50th Law is a New York Times bestselling book on strategy and fearlessness written collaboratively by rapper 50 Cent and author Robert Greene.

The book is a semi-autobiographical account detailing 50 Cent’s rise as both a young urban hustler and as an up-and-coming musician with lessons and anecdotes from historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Sun Tzu, Socrates, Napoleon, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin.”

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The 50th Law
  • The 50th Law
  • 50 Cent, Robert Greene
  • Publisher: Amistad
  • Edition no. 1 (09/08/2009)
  • Imitation Leather: 304 pages

Investing & Growing Your Money

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

“A Random Walk Down Wall Street, written by Burton Gordon Malkiel, a Princeton economist, is a book on the subject of stock markets which popularized the random walk hypothesis.

Malkiel argues that asset prices typically exhibit signs of random walk and that one cannot consistently outperform market averages. The book is frequently cited by those in favor of the efficient-market hypothesis.

As of 2019, there have been twelve editions and over 1.5 million copies sold. A practical popularization is The Random Walk Guide to Investing: Ten Rules for Financial Success.”

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A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (12th Edition)
  • Burton G. Malkiel
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Edition no. 12 (01/01/2019)
  • Hardcover: 432 pages

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

“Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a 1923 roman à clef by American author Edwin Lefèvre which is the thinly disguised biography of Jesse Lauriston Livermore.

The Wall Street Journal described the book as a “classic”, it was ranked #15 on ‘Fortune’s 75 The Smartest Books We Know’, and Alan Greenspan said it is “a font of investing wisdom.””

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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
  • John Wiley Sons
  • Edwin Lefèvre
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition no. 0 (01/17/2006)
  • Paperback: 288 pages

The Intelligent Investor

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, first published in 1949, is a widely acclaimed book on value investing.

The Intelligent Investor is based on value investing, an investment approach Graham began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently refined with David Dodd. This sentiment was echoed by other Graham disciples such as Warren Buffett Irving Kahn and Walter Schloss.”

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The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)
  • HarperBusiness
  • Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig
  • Publisher: Collins Business
  • Edition no. 0 (02/21/2006)
  • Paperback: 640 pages

Liar’s Poker

“Liar’s Poker is a non-fiction, semi-autobiographical book by Michael Lewis describing the author’s experiences as a bond salesman on Wall Street during the late 1980s.

First published in 1989, it is considered one of the books that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, along with Bryan Burrough and John Helyar’s Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco, and the fictional The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.

The book captures an important period in the history of Wall Street. Two important figures in that history feature prominently in the text, the head of Salomon Brothers’ mortgage department Lewis Ranieri and the firm’s CEO John Gutfreund.

The book’s name is taken from liar’s poker, a high-stakes gambling game popular with the bond traders in the book.”

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Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
  • Great product!
  • Michael Lewis
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Edition no. 0 (03/15/2010)
  • Paperback: 320 pages

One Up On Wall Street

“Peter Lynch’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, with more than one million copies sold.

Readers will learn what stocks to avoid, how to decipher Wall Street jargon, how to design a perfect portfolio, and countless other ways to succeed in business and finance.

Packed with insightful excerpts from essays in the original One Up on Wall Street, as well as original photographs, this little book is full of big insights from big business.”

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One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Peter Lynch
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Edition no. 2 (04/03/2000)
  • Paperback: 304 pages

Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully

“Mad Money host Jim Cramer shows you how to turn your savings into real, lasting wealth.

Tired of phony promises about getting rich quickly? How about trying something different? How about going for lasting wealth–and doing it the cautious way?

In Get Rich Carefully, Jim Cramer draws on his unparalleled knowledge of the stock market to help you navigate our recovering economy and make big money without taking big risks.”

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Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully
  • Plume
  • James J. Cramer
  • Publisher: Plume
  • Edition no. 0 (12/30/2014)
  • Paperback: 464 pages

Common Sense on Mutual Funds

“Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor is a book written by John Bogle. Since its release, it has received high accolades in the investment community. It has become a bestseller and is considered a “classic.”

ConsumerAffairs.com rated it on its “15 Business Books That Could Actually Help Make You Rich” list.

Despite it being aimed at American audiences, the British newspaper The Independent stated “there is nothing in it that does not apply in some measure to the UK fund industry.”

The book gives advice to investors about mutual funds, the praise of index funds and the importance of having a long term strategy.

On the dust jacket cover, Jim Cramer wrote, “After a lifetime of picking stocks, I have to admit that (Vanguard Group founder John) Bogle’s arguments in favor of the index fund have me thinking of joining him rather than trying to beat him.”

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Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Common Sense on Mutual Funds
  • John C. Bogle
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition no. 10 (12/02/2009)
  • Hardcover: 656 pages

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing is a slightly irreverent, straightforward guide to investing for everyone. The book offers sound, practical advice, no matter what your age or net worth.

Bottomline, become a Boglehead and prosper! Originally just the chat-line ruminations of Boglehead founder Taylor Larimore, and Morningstar forum leading cohorts Mel Lindauer and Michael LeBoeuf, their trusted advice has been brewed and distilled into an easy-to-use, need-to-know, no frills guide to building up your own financial well-being – so you can worry less and profit more from the investments you make.

Invest like a Boglehead, and let their grassroots investment wisdom guide you down the path of long-term wealth creation and happiness, without all the worries and fuss of stock pickers and day traders.

If you face a financial crisis or problem, or simply want to know what is prudent to do with the money you save, the Bogleheads will have the answers you need to help you gain your financial footing and keep it.”

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The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing
  • Wiley
  • Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition no. 2 (08/18/2014)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages

The Black Swan

“The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable is a 2007 book by author and former options trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

The book focuses on the extreme impact of rare and unpredictable outlier events — and the human tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events, retrospectively. Taleb calls this the Black Swan theory.

The book covers subjects relating to knowledge, aesthetics, as well as ways of life, and uses elements of fiction and anecdotes from the author’s life to elaborate his theories. The book spent 36 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.”

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The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto)
  • Great product!
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Edition no. 2 (05/11/2010)
  • Paperback: 444 pages

Real Estate & Mortgages

Retire Early With Real Estate

“Proven real estate strategies to retire early, escape the 9-to-5 work grind, and do more with your life!

Are you stuck in the rut of a 9-to-5 job? Would you like to do more with your life than just work to pay the bills?

Retire Early With Real Estate provides practical, proven methods to quickly and safely build wealth using the time-tested vehicle of real estate rentals.

Experienced real estate investor and early retiree, Chad Carson, shares his tried-and-true investment strategies to create enough passive income to retire at 37 years old.

Packed with specific strategies, tips, and techniques you may have never learned before, this book will help you forge a new path toward your retirement.

Learn from more than twenty real estate investors and early retirees profiled in this book—retiring early is possible with a step-by-step strategy at hand!”

How to Invest in Real Estate

“Everyone knows real estate investing can be a powerful way to build wealth and achieve true financial freedom. But, because each person’s journey is different, knowing the first steps to take can be challenging.

That’s why two of the biggest names in the real estate world teamed up to write the most comprehensive manual ever written on getting started in the lucrative business of real estate investing.

Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner—longtime hosts of the world’s #1 real estate podcast, The BiggerPockets Podcast—give you an insider’s look at the many different niches and strategies that exist. Find which one works best for you, your resources, and your goals.”

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How to Invest in Real Estate: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Getting Started
  • Brandon Turner, Joshua Dorkin
  • Publisher: BiggerPockets
  • Paperback: 257 pages

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in Five Years

“What would your life be like if you had no mortgage? How free would you be to live a different life?

In this book Clayton and Natali Morris help you beat the system by paying down your home loan and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest payments along the way.

This step-by-step system only works with understanding and a disciplined plan. Clayton and Natali give you just that by breaking it all down for you in this book.

They arm you with the knowledge and inspiration to free yourself from the dead weight of your mortgage so that you can enjoy your monthly income however the heck you want to!”

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How To Pay Off Your Mortgage In 5 Years: Slash your mortgage with a proven system the banks don't want you to know about (Pay Off Your Mortgage Series)
  • Clayton Morris, Natali Morris
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Edition no. 0 (07/08/2017)
  • Paperback: 36 pages

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

“Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers.

This book–in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style–reveals their proven strategies.”

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The Millionaire Real Estate Investor
  • Gary Keller: The Millionaire Real Estate Investor
  • Gary Keller, Dave Jenks, Jay Papasan
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Edition no. 1 (04/07/2005)
  • Paperback: 432 pages

The Book on Rental Property Investing

“In The Book on Rental Property Investing, real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast Brandon Turner has one goal in mind: to give you every strategy, tool, tip, and technique needed to become a millionaire rental property investor―while helping you avoid the junk that pulls down so many wannabes!

Written for both new and experienced investors, this book will impart years of experience through the informative and entertaining lessons contained within.

You’ll find practical, up-to-date, exciting strategies that investors across the world are using to build wealth and significant cash flow through rental properties. ”

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Profit First

“In Profit First, Mike Michalowicz, author of The Pumpkin Plan & The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, explains why the GAAP accounting method is contrary to human nature, trapping entrepreneurs in the panic-driven cycle of operating check-to-check and reveals why this new method is the easiest and smartest way to ensure your business becomes wildly (and permanently) profitable from your very next deposit forward”

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Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
  • PORTFOLIO
  • Mike Michalowicz
  • Publisher: Portfolio
  • Edition no. 0 (02/21/2017)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages

Best Finance Books – Summary

We really hope this list of the best finance books has been useful to you. We’ve given you a range of different books here. As ever, it really depends on what you’re looking to learn and what your goals are.

These books will give you glimpses into worlds that you maybe haven’t considered yet and reading just a few of these will put you ahead of 99% of other people. Because most people aren’t trying to advance their knowledge and wisdom.

So whether you’re a business owner, a creative or anything else, these finance books will help you out.

What did we miss? If we missed out your favorite finance book, let us know in the comments below.