The thing about personal finance books that can often deter, is that they usually have really cheesy covers. But we shouldn’t miss out on these goldmines of financial wisdom just because the 80’s cover stars moustache makes us cringe.
For these warmer months, we’ve put together a list of some of the all-time bestselling personal finance reads out there. Keeping your financial goals at the forefront of your New Years resolutions is also about deepening your knowledge and learning how to improve for the year ahead. We’re sure that any of the following will help:
Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins –
From the legendary motivation guru, Tony Robbins, this book compiles extensive research and interviews into a simple 7 step guide for achieving “financial freedom.” Robbins created a large amount of the book based upon his interviews with more than 50 of the best financial experts in the world –with Ray Dalio, Warren Buffet and Steve Forbes amongst them. Robbins tries not to discriminate based on income-level so that despite being quite meaty in content, it’s still quite an accessible read.
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason –
This book came to our attention in a recommendation from Sophia Amorusa, the original #girlboss and founder of NastyGal. The Richest Man in Babylon was originally published in 1926 but is still in print, almost a century later due to its ongoing success. The book uses a collection of parables, set in ancient Babylon 4,000 years ago, to dispense personal finance advice. If you struggle to read straight-up financial information, the tales and stories of this book might help you soak up some financial wisdom.
Financially Forward by Alexa von Tobel –
Alexa Von Tobel is the New York Times-Betselling author of prequel Financially Fearless, founder and Managing Partner of Inspired Capital and CEO of LearnVest.com. In this book, von Tobel tries to teach us all how to use the best of digital tools and increasing innovation to improve our financial situations.
The changing nature of technology is impacting how we use our money and how we save. The book attempts to engage with us on how to start thinking differently about our money while also delivering some of the basics of personal money management.
Join the Rich Club by Peter Switzer –
Peter Switzer is an economist and financial commentator that has been sharing insights and knowledge with Australians for over 25 years. In his recent book, Join the Rich Club, Peter sets out to ‘enrich your life and the lives of others’ by helping you achieve financial security and even potentially, wealth. The book is a very accessible and easy-to-read guide on how to audit yourself, find your weak spots, set your goals, start investing and cleaning up all the financial cupboards of your life.
Women & Money by Suze Orman –
Suze Orman is a prominent American financial advisor, author and podcast host who gained notoriety with her CNBC show, ‘The Suze Orman Show.’ In her book Women & Money, Orman seeks to understand the complicated and sometimes dysfunctional relationship that women have with money. Orman is a compassionate and insightful narrator who wants to equip women with the awareness and tools to overcome any financial blocks, setting out a Financial Empowerment plan to help readers and a bonus chapter on investing.
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