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Here are a few of the many books I’ve read over the years. They are very good books that have had an impact on me and my personal finances. I wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t read them and they were worth every penny. I assure you that if you buy, read and apply the books, they are worth more than the cover price. You won’t get a check, you can’t sell them, and they aren’t going to magically turn into money. But when you understand the ideas in them, you’ll make more on interest, dividends, or growth of your investments. You will also save many more times their value by reducing how much you pay in interest over your life. Remember, you don’t have to do everything exactly correct in every detail. You only have to get the Big Rocks right to reap significant financial benefits from them.
I also explain a little bit of each book to help guide your through them. Depending on what you are seeking, one may be more right for wherever you are in your financial standing.
I’ll update these books periodically when a book or something catches my attention.
Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey
This is a tried and true guide to getting out of debt. Dave explains in simple terms the quickest way to pay down, and eventually pay off your lenders. It’s a 7 step program. I highly recommend tackling the first three as fast as possible.
The Wealthy Barber, David Chilton
The core of this book is getting the Big Rocks right. It shows shows that you don’t have to have a big income to become wealthy. It covers debt, investing, and even keeping living costs efficient. This is a quick and easy read.
The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas Stanley and William Danko
The authors studied self made millionaires for over 20 years. They explain several common characteristics of what made the millionaires, well millionaires. You may be shocked that many self made millionaires may look like every other person in your neighborhood. He or she was just better and more efficient with their personal finances. It’s a really good read too.
Your Money or Your Life, Vicky Robin
Vicky takes a very unique look at the value placed on time and money. The first several chapters are a bit loose for me. But then it gets into some really interesting topics explaining how money and time are intertwined. It goes into quite some detail to guide you the true payment for your time from your employer or business. There are examples that lay out the details to get the true monetary benefit of working. It’s worth a read or two.
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