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
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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.
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.
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 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.
| Rockstar Review | Categories: Career, Lifestyle
A guide to single motherhood from financial blogger, and podcaster, Emma Johnson (WealthySingleMommy.com). Johnson shows readers how to recreate a new life entirely on their own terms, find the time to devote to health, hobbies, friendships, faith, community and travel, and overall how to be a joyful, present and proud role model to your kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.