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Top 25 Most Popular Money Books

Here's our list of the most popular financial books, as ranked by our financial blogging community! We shot around a poll asking what their favorite books were, as well as a number of other items including the most *overrated* books, and then we incorporated these comments into the bottom of each book's description page you'll find when you click the titles below. You can also check out the live and ever-updating "stats page" anytime you'd like as well here. Our hope is that this gives a better overview of the books out there by people who love and breathe this stuff. So a huge thanks to all those who participated!

[ATTENTION BLOGGERS: The poll is *on going* so be sure to fill it out and help make this list even more robust if you haven't already!]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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| Rockstar Review | 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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| Rockstar Review | Categories: FIRE, Career, Lifestyle
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 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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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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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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