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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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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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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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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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 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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The Millionaire Mind
This book dives deeper into the differences between the way a millionaire thinks than does an earlier book of Stanley's titled "The Millionaire Next Door". It drives home the point that for much of what we achieve, perception is reality and that what we think about and focus on we tend to bring about in our lives.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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The Alchemist
This book delivers inspiration through storytelling. It follows a sheep herder on his quest to find answers to what seems beyond anyone's grasp. Along the way, the story entertains and makes us reflect on our own path and what it is that we're trying to understand about ourselves and the world around us.
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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.
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.
Essentialism helps us learn how to get more out of life without spending more (more time, more energy, more money), and shows us the path to greater fulfillment. The way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not.
Man's Search for Meaning
Frankl offers convincing evidence that when we’re driven by purpose, we can reinvent ourselves, become incredibly resilient and experience deep contentment, even in the face of adversity.
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.
Status Anxiety
Often a symbol of status and wealth, stuff has ruled our minds and our hearts for millenia. De Botton dives into this topic in a way that guides the reader to one conclusion: materialism makes itself increasingly trivial over time because what matters at one point in time becomes irrelevant in another, and so at an increasing pace. Want to feel better about the purchase you didn't make? Read this book.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.