As entrepreneurs and creatives our goal is to be able to create and live the life we were destined to live. We want to be able to create our own streams of revenue and ultimately achieve wealth and success. The real question is are you financially prepared for success? I’ve listed 11 must read finance books to help you get to the next level financially.
This has become one of my favorite books. Napoleon Hill will teach you how to shift your mindset so that you are able to acquire the money and success that you desire. Think and Grow Rich includes a series of millionaires along with their stories on how they were able to reach a high level of success.
The title explains it all. YOUNG, FABULOUS, and BROKE! Suze explains exactly why you are broke, living pay check to pay check, and barely making ends meet. She provides easy strategies to help you get out of debt, increase your credit score and a guide on the basics of investing, saving, retirement, and more.
George S. Clason puts a strong emphasis on saving vs spending, budgeting, and acquiring wealth through Babylonian principles. He also breaks down the importance of financial planning and charitable giving.
Another classic book teaching the importance of financial independence as well as wealth building through investments and entrepreneurship. You will learn how the rich keep their families rich and what the poor aren’t teaching their children.
Get ready to increase your net worth! These 2 authors Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko have conducted research on U.S. household with net worths of $1 million or more. The authors focus on spending habits, generational wealth, career choices, Under Accumulators of Wealth (UAW) and Prodigious Accumulator of Wealth (PAW).
If you’ve ever listened to Dave Ramsey’s radio show or read any of his books you know that he keeps it plain and simple. There is no get rich quick fix. The advice he gives on eliminating debt, credit tips, budgeting tools, and how to achieve financial wealth are totally attainable.
M.J. DeMarco gives it to you straight. If you think that working a 9 to 5, saving 10% of your income, and retiring at 65 is the way to life then you need to pick up this book fast. You will not get rich by investing in mutual funds and investing in a 401K. Instead of living in the slowlane, this book will help you to crack the code to wealth by getting in the fastlane and living the life of your dreams.
Tiffany is like the budget guru. If you struggle with managing your daily finances, Tiffany will teach you how to create a money management system in 7 days or less. She saved $10k at the age of 21 while only making $12/hr and bought her first home at 26 after saving up $40K and with the one week budget, she’ll help you do the same.
The Intelligent Investor will teach you the value of investing and how to develop long-term strategies to become wealthy. Instead of learning how to maximize your profits, the author explains the importance of minimizing losses and creating rational plans for purchasing stock. Warren Buffet has referred to it as the “best book on investing ever written.” Some even call it the investment bible.
If you want to become a millionaire you have to think like a millionaire. If you think that you are poor, you will be poor. If you believe that you will become rich that you will be rich. Your thoughts are powerful and what you think you will become. You will learn how to identify your money blueprint and sustain success.
David Bach is the national best-selling author of Smart Women Finish Rich and in this book he is sharing the secret plan to live and finish rich. He will show you that even a low or mid-income individual can still accumulate over a millions dollars in savings.
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What are your top finance, wealth or money books?