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Best Personal Finance Books

Looking for good personal finance books to read? Below you’ll find a curated list of the best personal finance books that will help you save and invest your money wisely.

Whether you’re looking to build wealth or save money for an important event, you’ll enjoy this list of the best personal finance books of all-time.

The 10 Best Personal Finance Books

1. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

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Synopsis: The incredible national bestseller that is changing people’s lives — and increasing their net worth! Get the answers in The Millionaire Next Door, the never-before-told story about wealth in America. You’ll be surprised at what you find out….

2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Synopsis: Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his “rich dad” — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

3.The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

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Synopsis: Do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with “The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition”.

4. I Will Teach You to Be Rich: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works by Ramit Sethi

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Synopsis: The groundbreaking NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER that taught a generation how to earn more, save more, and live a rich life. Personal finance expert Ramit Sethi has been called a “wealth wizard” by Forbes and the “new guru on the block” by Fortune. Now he’s updated and expanded his modern money classic for a new age, delivering a simple, powerful, no-BS 6-week program that just works.

5. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

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Synopsis: In times like these, it’s more important than ever to know the difference between making a living and making a life. Your Money or Your Life is even more relevant today than it was when the book first hit the stands, and a great publicity campaign will bring this already strong-selling book to a whole new audience.

6. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

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Synopsis: Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth.

7. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

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Synopsis: Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.


8. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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Synopsis: Napoleon Hill’s 13-step program will set you on the path to wealth and success. Think and Grow Rich reveals the money-making secrets of hundreds of America’s most affluent people. By thinking like them, you can become like them. This powerful 1937 classic, with analysis from self-development authority Tom Butler-Bowdon, will continue to be listened to through the decades of economic boom and bust, proving that the magic formula for making-money never changes.

9. The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by David Bach

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Synopsis: The Automatic Millionaire starts with the powerful story of an average American
couple–he’s a low-level manager, she’s a beautician–whose joint income never exceeds $55,000 a year, yet who somehow manage to own two homes debt-free, put two kids through college, and retire at 55 with more than $1 million in savings.

10. A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel

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Synopsis: Using the dot-com crash as an object lesson in how not to manage your portfolio, here is the best-selling, gimmick-free, irreverent, vastly informative guide to navigating the turbulence of the market and managing investments with confidence.

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