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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, Hélène Massicotte our book curator, 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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Book Summary
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.
| Rockstar Review | Categories: Debt, Investing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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