If I told you one book could potentially change your life. Would you believe me?
Probably not. But I am here to say that the first step to your journey in financial freedom can be as simple as checking out a book from the library or dowloading a book from Amazon.
See when I first started on my journey to financial freedom it all started with a book. (You can find it here).
The book was a simple guide. Written for someone just graduating from college and getting started in the real world. There was nothing earth shattering about it. But it gave me the exact tools I needed to succeed.
Over the years we have spent countless hours reading and devouring all we could as it relates to personal finance. But to be honest we always come back to same books.
So here is our list of the best personal finance books of all time.
Best Money Books of All Time
- Get a Financial Life By Beth Kobliner
- Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together By Erin Lowry
- Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
- You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
- Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
- The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley
- Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny
What are the best books to start learning about finance?
Learning about personal finance can be very overwhelming. With so much information out there between books and blogs it is hard to figure out where to start.
However, these books are great for people that are just getting started and cover a lot of ground from learning how to budget to getting rid of debt.
Get a Financial Life By Beth Kobliner
So you graduated college and you have a job. Now what? You're rent your first apartment. Figuring out how to pay those student loans. And finding yourself charging everything on credit cards.
This book covers everything from how to manage your paycheck and paying off debt to decisions on getting insurance and saving for retirement.
It is the perfect crash course for anyone just getting started. It's a simple guide for anyone just starting out and a book we return to over and over again after so many years.
Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together By Erin Lowry
The target audience for this book may be millennials however there are plenty of nuggets anyone that is just starting out with personal finance can take away from this book.
This book covers everything from money mindset to tackling debt to talking money with your partner. And it does it in a way that is not overwhelming.
As mentioned above the target audience is millennials and the author does a great job of speaking the language of millennials with chapter titles such as “Is Money A Tinder Date or Marriage Material?”
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
Oprah says this book can really change your life. And she is not kidding.
This book may belong below under books about money mindset however we included it here because if you only read a couple of books on personal finance this one should definitely be on the top of your list.
This book represents a lot of what we preach. Making money work for you versus working for the money.
This book covers everything from saving money, getting out of debt and taking the necessary steps towards financial freedom, however it does it in a way that focuses on your happiness and relationship with money versus how much you have in the bank.
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
You either love in or hate him but it's easy to agree that Dave Ramsey (no relation) does know a little bit something about money.
The total money makeover is a great guide for those that are just starting out and are looking to reset their financial life and get their finances in gear.
There is a reason why Dave Ramsey has so many loyal followers. His processes work.
Even if you don't follow Dave Ramsey to the letter there is so many to learn from him and The Total Money Makeover is a great guide to build a solid foundation in your money journey.
Best Books About Money Mindset
Your mindset can sometimes be your biggest enemy. Having a good relationship with money is usually the first step to achieving financial freedom. These books do a great job of setting you up for success by getting you to a place where your ready to take on this journey.
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
If you are looking for technical advice on how to make money than this is not the book for you. However don't sleep on Jen Sincero.
This book does a great job of firing you up and really giving you the confidence you need to take the next steps in your money journey.
The book reads like you're getting advice from a best friend. And that is what makes a great book to add to the list of must reads.
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
There is a reason why this book pops up on every list over and over again. It really is the foundation of mindset when it comes to growing and building wealth.
Keep in mind this book was originally published in 1937. It has since been updated in 2005 however the premise of the book remains the same and lives to its title. Think Rich and Grow Rich.
What is the best book on making money?
Regardless of how good of a relationship you have with money you kinda need some to actually work with. And these books are great for those that are looking for help on how to make money.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad was originally published in 1997. And what make this book both a best seller and controversial is the fact that it challenges all the ideas we have bene taught about investing, making money and saving money.
It is definitely a must-read for anyone that is looking to make their money work from them. And for those that are looking for advice on how and where to invest their money and what kind of positive money habits they should follow.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Ok. So this is not exactly a personal finance book however if you want to make money you have to establish good habits.
And this book is included in the list because it has helped us develop habits that have contributed to our building a profitable business.
This book does a good job of helping you establish good habits and kick bad habits. And it is done in a way that is not overwhelming.
The idea is to start small and build upon the habits that eventually will translate to cash.
The best. This can apply to all aspects of your life. Not just your business and finances.
What books should I read to get rich?
I hate to break it to you but being rich is more about mindset and less about how many cars you have in your garage. The next couple of books are great reads for those that are truly interested in becoming rich. Especially since they are not the advice you expect to hear.
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley
You may think that rich people have fancy cars or big houses of live in places like NYC or LA but this book truly kills all those myths.
You really want to know how America's Wealthy live. Then check out this book. And make sure you take notes. You will be surprised by what kind of rich people habits you can start applying in your life right away so you can start on your journey to a rich life.
Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny
What does it take to make six figures? Is it a specific type of job, a specific type of person? Are there certain quality traits that come with making six figures?
This book explores what it is that differentiates the women that make six figures versus the ones that don't. And includes strategies that you yourself can implement to see the same kind of returns both in your business and career.
Secrets of Six Figure Women will help you set out a plan so that you too can be a member of this club of women.
Books on how to be rich
Whether your in search of financial independence or trying to learn how to make your first million on the stock market, there are a ton of personal finance books out there to help you along the way.
However sometimes keeping thing simple and learning the basics can go along way. And these books help you to lay that foundation.
Mindset is not something we think about. We tend to want to learn about how to have more and not work with what we go.
Hopefully this list of the best personal finance books of all time will help you get started on your journey.
Until next time. Cheers!