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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
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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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 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
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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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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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
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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Categories: Investing, Career, Lifestyle
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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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.
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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 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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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
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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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 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.
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
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
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.