10 Best Financial Books Everyone Should Read

As a new investor, it’s a common problem when sometimes, you are in disorientation.

The importance is afterwards, you can get back to the route or not. And this also effects seriously to the result of your investment. But don’t let yourself get stuck in that traffic jam for so long, these financial books will help you out.

They are all highly appreciated by Goodreads – the largest book community in the world. And, they include everything in the financial sector from basic investment to more complex issues, which is sure to meet your trouble and fix it.

Without further ado, let’s get straight into it!

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018

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No matter who you are, it’s essential to read “Your Money or Your Life” – a book that fully covers all the financial aspects from saving, paying off debt to the way a normal person can achieve financial freedom.

This book is especially useful for people who are planning to retire early or simplify their lives. In addition, those basic financial strategies such as how to track earnings over the time you’re making money is also helpful for anyone who desire to manage money wisely. That’s also what the personal finance expert – Liz Weston – said about “Your Money or Your Life”.


Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America’s Cheapest Family: Includes So Many Innovative Strategies You Won’t Have to Cut Coupons

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Speaking of Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America’s Cheapest Family, I would like to quote the saying of Courtney Jespersen – a well-known says consumerism expert. He said that he had talked to Steve and Annette in an article about how they saved money on grocery bills. He had been impressed by the way they perceived shopping. In fact, they had a special research process. Their knowledge as well as their humorous way of approaching to shopping all came from their books.

Also, according to Jespersen, this is a book worth reading for anyone because it will teach you many wise shopping techniques so you can spend less on your food bill and become a savvy consumer.


You’re So Money: Live Rich, Even When You’re Not

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If you are struggling in how to live on a tight budget every month (this is also a common trouble of many young people who have just started their own independent life or have just get their very first job), “You’re So Money” by Farnoosh is the best guider to give you useful advice.

She understands very well our situation that some people think that they can’t live without luxurious stuff like expensive smart phone, laptop, cosmetics and clothes. But, she cleverly guides you to ENJOY our life while cutting off those unnecessary stuff to us.

In fact, Farnoosh’s perspective on buying clothes and cosmetics is especially helpful to me. She pointed out that you could invest a certain amount of money on expensive items and then spending more wisely and economically in those basic stuff.


If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly

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If you are going to be a future investor, this short and easy-to-read book will give an extremely detailed guide on how to get started. It will not give you tips on hot stocks or direct you to become the next bitcoin billionaire. Instead, it targets people who want to invest in long-term goals, such as retirement.

Truth to say, this is a worldwide well-known financial book, that I myself was introduced by another friend of mine. And I find that it’s truly helpful to give suitable direct for investments.

If that’s not enough to convince you, I’ll quote a saying from Andrea Coombes – another investment expert about this book. Andrea Coombes said that Bernstein had a good define about how important of the word ‘If’. For example, IF you can resist throwing big money into a new cellphone or an expensive car, you will achieve financial success.


100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Fourth Edition: With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country

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This book is also the fourth issue of Ilyce Glink. It’s all about experience and guide for those who are first-ever homeowner’s real estate. And just like the previous versions, it is really useful, informative and multi-dimensional.

Can’t deny that there’s an avalanche of numerous book on how to buy a home today, and most of them ignore some important points, or most are just theories and are written for home sellers. On the other hand, Glink’s book stands out from the crowd to insist on homebuyers. She writes about her real-life experiences and this makes it easy for readers to reach out.


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

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The core message of Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko in this book is quite simple. Live your life! The luxury cars and the neighbor’s flashy houses are not always signals of a bank account.

For those who don’t know, “The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy” was first published in 1996 but is still an epic and never-ending piece of advice, especially in times of rising consumerism nowadays.

A convincing evidence about how useful and successful of this book is a customer who ranked it one start and called it a stupid book concluded that the book helped them appreciate their lifestyle as well as their consumption habits.

If you are looking for a meaningful book to your bookworm friend on his/her birthday, look no further than this issue.


The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel

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In terms of The Intelligent Investor, Jason Zweig said that it was the first book he ever read while working for Forbes magazine, as a new reporter, in 1987, and he was impressed by Graham’s certainty that sooner or later, all market prices that were rising at that time would get a bad ending. In October that year, US stocks suffered a collapse in the worst day in their history and he was fascinated.

In fact, The Intelligent Investor was published in 1949 with many interesting stories surrounding Wall Street’s investment story. This book is noted for the timeless wisdom of Benjamin Graham – the greatest investment adviser of the twentieth century – in today’s market conditions.

Graham’s philosophy of investment value is a shield that helps investors avoid critical errors and teaches them to develop long-term strategies.


The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing”

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Bogleheads is actually a group of investors gathering together in an effort to spread the idea of investment at a lower cost. The Bogleheads’ Investment Guide provides practical solutions to many investment problems with a very understandable and humorous approach.

This book was first published in 2006 and has been a good guide for beginners to invest up to now.


Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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If you are a person who still believes in those illusions of alchemy, foreseeing the future, ghost houses, or things like that, let this book by the famous journalist – Charles Mackay expose them. In addition, the South Sea Company Bubble or tulip bubble in the early 17th century is also told honestly.

Up to now, ” Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” still has an impact on modern economists. The book also provides a warning to those who can follow the crowd effect.

In general, it’s a must-read issue this year!

Never underestimate the power of a book! Though it’s small and might be cheap, this is a very good source to give you positive guide, advice and direction to start something, especially in finance. You know it, throwing our own money out of window is the worst thing in this life.

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