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Directory of Money Books

Welcome to our financial book directory! Covering the best books in finance, entrepreneurship, saving, investing, debt, and more - brought to you by RockstarFinance.com, our book curator Hélène Massicotte, and input from our entire blogging community (thanks guys!!). Click on any of the categories below to drill down, or check out the "Most Popular Books" as rated by 200 personal finance bloggers, or our very own "Best Books" list we recommend here at Rockstar Finance. We cover everything from the classics to the recently published :)

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Most of the truly wealthy in this country don't live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue - they live next door. This bestselling book identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.
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A book on how to gain control of your money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just a living. With an easy-to-use index and anecdotes particularly relevant today - it tells you how to: get out of debt and develop savings, reorder material priorities and live well for less, resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyle, save the planet while saving money and more.
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Kiyosaki's somewhat controversial book is still relevant two decades after publication. Via this fictional story of a boy who receives advice from two "dads", the author conveys important lessons about what actions build wealth over time. That, along with Kiyosaki's focus on creating and maintaining a personal balance sheet, make this book unique. Definitely a worthwhile read.
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This is the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits based on results. This book will help you: design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt - cars, houses, everything - recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths, and secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!
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JL Collins practices what he preaches, which is the FIRE lifestyle (Financial Independence, Retire Early). He shares with his readers the power that saving and investing can have on our lives, both in the present (in the form of "F-U money") and in the future (achieving financial independence earlier than conventional wisdom suggests). A great read by a great personal finance blogger.
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The Richest Man in Babylon
Beloved by millions, this timeless classic hails as one the greatest inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. These fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys.
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A 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds based on the four pillars of personal finance: banking, saving, budgeting, and investing - along with the wealth building ideas of personal entrepreneurship. A highly entertaining book that will keep the attention of the younger generation.
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A classic filled with timeless wisdom, Graham's book is THE resource to guide us on the path to value investing and to ultimately reaching, and possibly surpassing, our financial goals.
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Think and Grow Rich
A classic resource that's about far more than being successful with money. It’s about mastering the self so that we may be as successful as we choose to be.
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The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing
This book is for readers who believe in investing for the long term in the market vehicles that provide the best returns at the lowest level of risk: low fees, stable and heavily diversified. It may not be a sexy method in the short term, but the long term results certainly are.
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A realistic system, based on timeless principles, with everything you need to know, including phone numbers and websites, so you can put the secret to becoming an Automatic Millionaire in place from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need a budget, you don’t need willpower, you don’t need to make a lot of money, you don’t need to be that interested in money, you can set up the plan in an hour.
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Tim Ferriss is known for trying just about anything, and when he does, he goes all in. In this book, his focus is on outsourcing the unessential so that we can focus on what matters most to our success. If you want to learn to prioritize, delegate more effectively, say “no” and outsource, this book might be for you.
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Trying to beat the stock market is theoretically a zero-sum game (for every winner, there must be a loser), but after the substantial costs of investing are deducted, it becomes a loser's game. The classic index fund that owns this market portfolio is the only investment that guarantees you with your fair share of stock market returns. And there's no better mentor than legendary mutual fund industry veteran John C. Bogle.
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An informative and entertaining work of fiction that introduces the reader to basic principles of personal finance. A great choice for beginners.
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This decades old influential classic graces the shelves of countless people. It addressed then what seems to be common sense now: that in the world of investing, less (activity) is more.
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Categories: Investing
One of the online pioneers of the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early), Fisker turns conventional retirement doctrine on its head. This is the book for you if your gut tells you there has to be a way to exit the rat race sooner than conventional wisdom suggests. Fisker's blog also makes for a compelling read: EarlyRetirementExtreme.com
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Mo money, mo problems? How about "no money, same problems". That's the reality for many millennials. Using stories and her quirky sense of humor, Erin helps us sort out our situation based on both our current financial situation and our financial outlook.
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If there's a way to save money with day-to-day purchases and activities, this reference guide for the feverishly frugal among us covers it. It offers its readers hundreds of ways to save money by using substitutes, work arounds, homemade solutions and DIY projects. Some of the tips and tricks are likely to surprise.
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A massive reference for anyone wanting to know everything there is to know about money: how to make it, save it and invest it. But don't take Tony Robbins's word for it. The findings are based on countless interviews with the best of the best from the world of investing and money management, including Warren Buffet and John C. Bogle, among others.
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The author suggests there is a better way to make money than following the traditional route. His solution? Create online businesses (among other things). Solid info? You decide.
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Those who enjoyed Chilton's original classic "The Wealthy Barber", are likely to enjoy this book. Though not a work of fiction, it contains more of Chilton's solid (updated) advice and his thoughts on saving and investing then and now.
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Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant
A follow up to Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", this book addresses how we think about money and how thinking & behaving differently towards it can help us achieve financial freedom sooner than later.
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This personal finance management book from "down under" is also down to earth. It's a practical, no nonsense guide to managing your money so that you can become a successful saver and investor sooner than later. Note: This book is Australia-centric.
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A great resource to help us understand how not having "enough" in any part of our lives affects how we think and feel. Also offers the insights we need to be more empathetic when those around us experience scarcity.
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Browne invites us to question. Everything. Every rule, every restriction, every boundary, both self-imposed and imposed upon us by others. The reader may not agree with the author's every assertion but, nonetheless, many of them will merit consideration if not adoption.
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Solid personal finance advice for physicians (and likely for other high-earning professionals who are often faced with high student loans upon graduation).
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A book that helps us keep it simple when it comes to investing. The main themes? Keep it simple, reduce risk, we are our own worst enemy (less is more), minimize fees and don't trust the salespeople.
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Categories: Investing
A classic, this work of fiction about a broker learning the ropes is a solid reminder that, when it comes to playing the stock market, the more things change, the more they stay the same. It offers interesting insights into crowd psychology and the constant pull many of us have toward trying to time the market.
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This two-part book addresses 1. our need to understand how the way we think affects how we manage our money and 2. what we can do to change or mitigate our tendencies.
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Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending
This book is the key to increasing our ROI when it comes to how we spend our money. Think the American Dream is about the house and the car(s)? Think again!
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Robbins packs a lot of wisdom from the legends of the investment community in a small package. This book includes the same fundamental information as “MONEY: Master the Game” in a quarter of the volume.
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A how-to guide for living the good life. First, take care of yourself, then help others take care of themselves and finally, reap the rewards of these investments. Sound overwhelming? Not when you develop the underlying habits one at a time and Covey shows us how.
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This book's message is clear: the decisions we make with our money should be based on our goals and values and nothing else. Richards delivers this message with face-palm simplicity thanks to his masterful use of the Sharpie. Entertaining and informative.
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The Millionaire Mind
This book dives deeper into the differences between the way a millionaire thinks than does an earlier book of Stanley's titled "The Millionaire Next Door". It drives home the point that for much of what we achieve, perception is reality and that what we think about and focus on we tend to bring about in our lives.
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
There is no question that this book forever alters the way a reader thinks about how we think. Kahneman's important work uncovers the many ways in which our powerful brain serves us and hinder our ability to make "logical" determinations, all at the same time. It leaves us with a mixture of awe and bewilderment, with each chapter delivering insights of sufficient significance as to merit a standalone book.
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Is it possible to become a millionaire on a teacher's salary? Absolutely and Hallam's book proves it. He teaches you the financial fundamentals you need to follow in his tracks. You can spend just an hour per year on your investments, never think about the stock market's direction - and still beat most professional investors. It's not about get-rich-quick schemes or trendy investment products peddled by an ever-widening, self-serving industry; it's about your money and your future.
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Simplicity at its best. Carl Richards tells us what really matters in setting up our personal and/or household's financial plan: asking the right questions and acting on the answers, where and when appropriate. Richards goes beyond the numbers, arming us with the fundamentals we need to set ourselves up for a successful future, with the aid of his delightful Sharpie diagrams, of course.
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The "Rich Habits" are ten principles created through years of researching the daily success habits of his wealthiest clients. Tom provides a step by step financial success program that is concise, easy to understand and even easier to apply, regardless of your age, education or income level.
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This book is for those who want to select individual stocks in the hopes of finding the needles in the haystacks that can offer superior returns. The key advice Peter Lynch offers: be observant, do your due diligence, invest in what you know and invest for the long haul.
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Categories: Investing
All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan
This step-by-step guide delivers both the information we need to master our finances and a new way of looking at money management to enable us to live our best lives now and in the future. Best of all, it's all backed by solid research.
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Andrew Tobias's book has been around for a long time and has been repeatedly updated for good reason: it's a complete, straightforward reference that any US-based investor can use to better manage his/her finances, no matter their starting point.
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As is the case with most "For Dummies" books, this one offers the basics on personal finance in a predictable and reasonably easy format for novices and for those of us who want a quick refresher to ensure we're on the right track.
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In this part "how to" book, part early "memoir," Vitug offers the resources needed to help & inspire others to live life on their terms. He wanted to be more purposeful, more self-directed. Getting his financial house in order helped him decide to go for it and pursue his dreams and he hasn't looked back since.
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Jen Sincero's style is irreverent and she's not scared of making it personal (which means it's not everyone's cup of tea). This book is a follow up to her book "You Are A Badass", a self-help type book for those among us who struggle with self-confidence when it comes to getting what we want in life. And who doesn't want to get better at managing their money?
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This book is for those of us curious about the benefits of dividend investing. First written in 1999 and revised in 2006, it does not contain some of the more recent investment vehicles some readers may be looking for.
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Categories: Investing
Business and money management principles with an ancient Jewish twist, for readers of any denomination. It's a blend of ancient and contemporary stories to help us manage our money more effectively.
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Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists
A memoir-style book that invites us to ask what the material world really has to offer, and how we can best invest our time and efforts to live our best lives. By the popular blogging duo from TheMinimalists.com.
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The Alchemist
This book delivers inspiration through storytelling. It follows a sheep herder on his quest to find answers to what seems beyond anyone's grasp. Along the way, the story entertains and makes us reflect on our own path and what it is that we're trying to understand about ourselves and the world around us.
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Adam Smith has had a significant influence on how many countries think about economic concepts. Unfortunately, some this economic thinker's insights have been lost to the sound bite and this book enables the reader to restore the balance, at least for him/herself.
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Categories: Investing
The Lazy Investor
Set it and forget it can also apply to how we choose to invest our money. This is the main message the reader will find in this book by Derek Foster. Want to be lazy when it comes to investing? This book might be a good fit.
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Business ideas come in all sizes and this book debunks the idea that starting a business requires a lot of startup capital. The reader is exposed to dozens of business ideas from real people who have started a wide variety of businesses. It can help feed your curiosity or fuel a desire to pull the trigger and start a small business of your own.
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What can neuroscience tell us about why we buy and how we can be fooled by advertising, influenced by logos and manipulated by rituals? Plenty according to Martin Linstrom. This is a fun and surprising read.
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The 2008-09 recession was tough on a lot of people, causing many of us to reevaluate our financial situation and others still to "hit the reset button". It's with this in mind that Suze Orman wrote and released this book. She invites her readers to get real about their current situation and to make the lifestyle and financial changes needed to enable them to be successful based on their new reality, regardless of the behavior and means of their past.
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Want some insider information about how the financial system is rigged in favor of institutional investors, thanks in large part to the evolution of trading technology? This book delivers.
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Nick Murray shares everything he's learned over three decades as an investment advisor in the hopes that he can help his readers avoid the various mistakes he made as he learned along the way.
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This new take on the concept of "keeping up with the Joneses" delivers one key message: comparing ourselves to others hurts more than it helps because what really matters about how we live our lives can't be measured by traditional means. Living the good life isn't about the stuff we accumulate. It's about living our values, that is investing our time and resources in what matters most to us in the shorter and longer term, regardless of the pressures we may feel from marketers, social media or the neighbors.
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If you care to learn a great deal more about the 2008-09 financial crisis than was available by staying on top of the news and want to be entertained at the same time, this book is a good choice. Lewis manages to share a riveting story while providing the level of detail (along with extensive footnotes) needed for the reader to get a good grasp of exactly what happened. An engrossing read.
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This is a no nonsense book that covers the basics to help a reader start their personal finance journey on the right foot, from managing credit, to dealing with student loans to entering the workforce, buying a first home and more.
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The Truth About Money
This book offers straightforward saving and investing advice in plain english. There are four editions and the newer ones are likely the most relevant, as they include the most recent US tax rules.
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A book that focuses on case studies and scripture to advocate for debt-free living. This is not a resource to help individuals get out of debt but one to inspire debt-free living.
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A tailored version of Bach's tried and true approach, this book emphasizes the need for a disciplined, consistent approach to saving and investing. This book would suit any woman who appreciates Bach's style but would prefer a woman-focused take on the subject.
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This is a biography of the legendary Warren Buffett. A hefty read at nearly 800 pages, it's not for the faint of heart. That said, if Buffett intrigues you, this detailed biography might be the book for you.
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Farnoosh Torabi helps us prioritize our spending with this book. It's not about being frugal per se, it's about maximizing our dollars by spending money on what we value most and saving the rest. After all, life is sweeter when we can have our cake and eat it too.
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A personal account of what it's like to get into, live with and ultimately get rid of debt. Melanie shares her personal experience with what seemed like an overwhelming amount of debt.
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Great for anyone who’s thinking about their work situation. Guillebeau invites us to change the way we think about “work” itself: it should be a source of income as well as a source of joy and personal growth.
Convincingly proves that less (time working) is more (productive) and that more (focus) is less (effort overall). Caution, may result is you significantly curbing your participation in social media.
How to have meaningful conversations about money, accompanied by a number of helpful examples that drive the advice home. Whether you're just starting out, in the middle of a financial crisis, or doing well, this book delivers an encouraging truth: having better conversations on money will strengthen your marriage.
When University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack interviewed Helaine Olen, an award-winning financial journalist and the author of the bestselling Pound Foolish, he made an off­hand suggestion: everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. To prove his point, he grabbed a 4" x 6" card, scribbled down a list of rules, and posted a picture of the card online. The post went viral. Personal finance should not be complicated, and this book delivers on the promise of keeping it simple.
A book for entrepreneurs by a guy who walks the walk, and who’s in tune with his all-important "why". Pat Flynn gets it and freely shares his insights to help others be successful in business and in life.
Essentialism helps us learn how to get more out of life without spending more (more time, more energy, more money), and shows us the path to greater fulfillment. The way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not.
Victory Lap Retirement provides evidence that prudent personal finance management offers financial security, as well as gives us the freedom to reinvent ourselves as many times as we like, at any age.
This is the best resource when it comes to having money conversations, both in explaining the "whys" and in providing the examples and templates to help us engage in them.
Man's Search for Meaning
Frankl offers convincing evidence that when we’re driven by purpose, we can reinvent ourselves, become incredibly resilient and experience deep contentment, even in the face of adversity.
By sharing her family's experience and offering a useful blueprint to follow, Greutman helps us understand what makes us tick when it comes to recovering from shopping addiction and take the necessary steps to change for the better.
This book is the antidote to the current & expected self-destructive habits of the modern workplace. It contains critical insight into what makes us perform at our best… and at our worst.
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Is there such a thing as psychological hacking? If this includes increased awareness, it's what Eric Barker does every week on his blog bakadesuyo.com. This book reflects the author's never-ending pursuit of uncovering the best way to improve our thinking and approach to everything from negotiations to grit to love and happiness. No small task but he gets it done in fun and interesting ways.
Self-deception is a self-preservation mechanism we all make use of on a regular basis to protect our ego. This behavior is an integral part of our human nature and this fact materially affects our workplace, our relationships, even our society in general in fascinating and unexpected ways, and these authors show us how. Sneak peek: It's impossible to view our criminal justice system the same way after reading this book.
We believe we're rational in most of our thinking, that is until we've read this book. Dan Ariely finds our irrational quirks fascinating and presents them in interesting and entertaining ways through stories and by sharing the findings he's accumulated over years of performing psychological research studies on willing participants and classroom teaching.
Status Anxiety
Often a symbol of status and wealth, stuff has ruled our minds and our hearts for millenia. De Botton dives into this topic in a way that guides the reader to one conclusion: materialism makes itself increasingly trivial over time because what matters at one point in time becomes irrelevant in another, and so at an increasing pace. Want to feel better about the purchase you didn't make? Read this book.
This book provides the how behind the question of how to successfully retire and do what we want to do sooner than later. Author Ernie Zelinski has done it and sooner than the majority of people, long before the concept of FIRE had much traction. He provides great advice along with a healthy dose of humor along the way.
Are you a giver, a taker or something in the middle called a matcher? Grant's book convinces us of the upsides and downsides of each of these tendency types and his findings are likely to surprise the reader.
Simplify
This book brings home the "whys" behind the pursuit of minimalism. The pursuit isn't for minimalism's sake. It's the pursuit of a better life, one in which we have more time, more attention, more awareness. It's a way to be fully present, unpreoccupied by so much that doesn't matter.
The Big Tiny is Williams's story about leaving it all behind to rediscover the life we all long for. The author takes us on her journey toward minimalism and tiny home living. Though this might be a fringe lifestyle, it's not the most surprising aspect of the book. What is? It's a small world after all.
We think we know what it's like to have no money but unless we've been a member of the working poor, Ehrenreich's message is clear: we don't have a clue what it's really like until we're faced with their day-to-day challenges, with their reality. She got a glimpse of what it's like and she shares her experience in this important book.
This book offers insights into the inner workings of the financial services industry, including the recent effects of deregulation and of the increasing complexity and number of financial product and services, both intended to extract more money from investors' pockets. Eye opening.
Our lifestyle inflation is out of control to the point that we don't even question whether we need what we buy and it's killing us slowly with ever increasing levels of consumer debt. Is this really the American Dream? That's the question Juliet Schor seeks to answer in this book.
Spent is Avis Cardella's timely, deeply personal, and shockingly dramatic exploration of our cultural need to spend, and of what happens when someone is consumed by the desire to consume.
Living without money might sound like a scary proposition but that's exactly what Mark Boyle did during this year-long experiment in bartering and self-sufficiency. His friends and loved ones thought he'd gone mad and his extreme lifestyle did cost him some important relationships but if you ask him, he'd do it all over again. Was there upside? Yes: freedom from unnecessary obligation, less stress and better health (debatable, maybe?).
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We are by definition a materialistic society. Everything we do on a day-to-day basis revolves around our stuff: getting it, maintaining it, using it, disposing of it, replenishing it, upgrading it, etc. and it's costing us in unexpected ways. Kasser shows us how.
Categories: Lifestyle, Debt
This is a book for the recovering MBA or anyone who feels there has to be more to career management than trying to maximize the size of future paychecks.
Retailers know why, when and how we buy. They track our behavior online and in their stores to find out the best way to get us to buy, buy more and buy more often. They know what makes us tick and this book helps us understand what influences our buying behavior.
The hedonic treadmill is alive and well thanks to aspirational purchases and the constant need for upgrades to our standard of living. What do the richer among us have? Whether it's cars, BBQs or jewelry we're talking about, it's only a matter of time before it hits the mainstream. But the big question is whether the pursuit of the next big thing is worth all this effort.
This work of fiction invites the reader to consider that taking care of others has a way of taking care of us in the end. By focusing on what others need, entrepreneurs can find success in interesting and unexpected ways.
What is "Enough"? That's the question John C. Bogle attempts to answer. This isn't a book about minimalism but rather a book about finding balance in a world that keeps wanting us to seek anything but. The author takes a look below the veneer of the success we all seek to find what matters most in living the good, if not perfect, life. His reflections cover career, relationships, investing as he redefines success as much for himself as for his readers.
"This time is different" is a phrase we often hear during times of both crisis and hubris. Surprisingly, it's usually wrong. The authors of this book by the same title review eight centuries of economic activity around the globe and show us that most of what happens in the markets is predictable because history repeats itself with surprising consistency.
Categories: Economics, Investing
Jeff Yeager is a cheapskate and he's proud of it. Better still, he's willing to share how being one can add to our quality of life and to our overall life satisfaction.
Valerie Rind has learned the hard way that relationships can be expensive. This experience lead her to write a book full of cautionary tales, from financial infidelity to elder abuse. It's a must read for anyone who needs to build up the courage to ask the tough questions before committing to any relationship that can prove costly.
Judity Levine decided she'd had enough. Enough of her consumerist lifestyle that was bleeding her dry, leaving her feeling empty. This lead to her (and her partner's) decision to experience a year without shopping (along with the difficulties of identifying what constitutes a "necessity"). What replaced the accumulation of superfluous stuff? Career and relationship development.
Want to know what marketers know about our behavior? About how predictable we can be when we consume and how to recognize the psychological manipulation they use to extract more dollars from our wallets? Philip Graves's book does just that.
Alan Corey can rub some of us the wrong way because he's an outlier in the extreme, having managed to live on a shoestring while accumulating significant wealth during the real estate bubble. We can love to hate his story, but it nonetheless offers significant food for thought about what we really need and how what we're passionate about can significantly influence our behavior.
How To Be Free
When it comes to mainstream lifestyles, Tom Hodgkinson doesn't care about what's normal and he invites us to consider doing the same. In this book, he challenges the assumptions associated with the current consumer culture, using history, literature and philosophy as his sources of inspiration. A fun read that's sure to inspire.
Liar's Poker
Michael Lewis offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be part of the Wall Street experience as a bond salesman. This book is the ultimate insider's take on Wall Street's penchant for greed, excess and deception.
Categories: Investing, Career, Lifestyle
For the vast majority of us, money is a central part of our day-to-day lives. From currency exchange to paper or plastic, it influences us more than we realize and Claudia Hammond shows us how. An entertaining and thought-provoking read.
David Pogue does for money saving tips what he's done for tech and life: he offers up his best advice to help us save where and when we can, enabling us make the most out of every dollar we choose to spend.
This mother daughter duo offer well-researched and compelling evidence that life in America is not what it used to be. Why? Wage stagnation and the new expectations of modern life have resulted in an increased need for households to move from single to dual incomes. The consequences? The lack of a financial cushion needed to weather unexpected financial hardships as a household's fixed expenses increasingly eat up more of a household's earnings.
Positive thinking is overrated and, in some cases, even harmful. This book is a form of subversive stoicism that can help us rethink the benefits of "positivity" by focusing on what it can hinder. The thesis is likely to surprise: the pursuit of happiness can make us miserable.
The Way to Wealth: Ben Franklin on Money and Success
A lifetime of wisdom packed in a very small package, this book is a compilation of Benjamin Franklin's thoughts and advice on money and success.
Categories: Money Management
Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us--and How to Fight Back
Could GDP be a symptom of our misguided efforts? Is measuring our worth based on our ability to produce and consume leading us to miss the point that long-term happiness is not usually found in "stuff"? The authors of Affluenza invite us to consider these important questions and, by the same token, to reconsider how we choose to live our lives.
Money isn't complicated but we insist on making it more complicated than it is. This is Jean Chatzky's main message, which is accompanied by no nonsense advice that helps us keep it simple, making us happier, and more successful as a result.
Enough
What is "enough"? That's what Patrick Rhone seeks to help us discover via a series of short essays on the topic. The insights the reader can derive from this short book can be transformative. Sometimes all we need to hear to improve our lives is the right question.
This book focuses the reader on the main tenets of Buffett's approach: keep it simple, keep your investment costs low, focus on the fundamentals and keep emotions at bay by leaving your investments alone to grow over time.
Categories: Investing
The title speaks for itself. Bob Clyatt invites us to question why we work as much as we do and invites us to consider the options that are available to us, from downshifting to semi-retirement among others. The book takes the reader step by step, from saving and investing to what we can do to change our lifestyle as our options expand along with the size of our portfolio.
This work of fiction tells of a couple's journey toward financial independence, from their twenties to retirement and beyond, along with all the triumphs and mistakes along the way. The story is reassuring, inspiring and entertaining.
Clark Howard walks the reader through most of our likely major and recurring purchases, from housing and transportation to cable and cellphones. His mission? To help us save money on what we choose to spend on and build savings along the way.
Sarah Newcomb is on a mission to help us understand how the way we think about money affects our behavior and what we can do to feel at ease when it comes to spending, saving and investing. Yes, we can think differently about money.
We all need inspiration to get by now and then and this book offers both inspiration and practical advice on how to make it to the end of the month before getting to the end of the money, at virtually any income level.
Breyer offers a straightforward budget method that can help us manage our money, build savings and get out of debt without a whole lot of time and hassle.
Categories: Money Management, Debt
What the heck is money management? That's what this book seeks to answer for its readers. Its author's straight talk style helps demystify money principles that, as the title suggests, should be part of the core school curriculum.
Categories: Money Management
Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less
This is a book for those among us who need or want to learn the ins and outs of stretching a dollar, from how to budget to how to eat well for cheap to how to negotiate just about anything (especially big ticket items). It's a quirky DIY guide to frugality on your terms.