Best Books about Personal Finance

Some weeks ago Trent from the great “The Simple Dollar” blog announced that he would discontinue his long lived series of reviewing one personal finance book per week.

He has done an awesome job in reviewing hundreds of books through the years – all reviews are available in his blog. He was one of the persons inspiring me to start my own blog about business books and gave me great tips about books to read.

Recently he run into a problem that there simply were not enough new books for him to keep up the pace of one review per week. I know the feeling, as if you concentrate on certain niche in books, the themes and solutions offered start repeating themselves after a certain while. This is why I keep the scope in my own blog a bit wider.

However as a parting gift, Trent boiled down his long experience reviewing books about personal finance (and career) into a list of “Ten Personal Finance and Career Books You Should Read”. These are books that really struck a chord and made him think.

These books are:

  1. Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
  2. The Total Money Makeover by David Ramsey
  3. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
  4. Born to Buy by Juliet Schor
  5. Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun
  6. The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by T. Larimore, M. Lindauer, and M. LeBoeuf
  7. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  8. EntreLeadership by David Ramsey
  9. Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey
  10. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley and William Danko

According to Trent, “if you read these ten books, you’ll have a much deeper view of your money, your career, and the financial world around you.” I have read two of them, The Millionaire Next Door (see my own review) and Never Eat Alone and I have one of them in my bookshelf waiting to be read. So I am definitely on my way there. =)

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