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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.