7 Top Books To Read for Financial Success

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Summer is a great time to get caught up on reading that may have gone by the wayside.  It has also been found that one of the ways that self-made millionaires have been able to get to and stay on top of their financial game is by staying up on reading.  Read on for seven books to catch up on this summer to help boost your financial success.

Your Money or Your Life

Offers a nine-step program for living a more meaningful life, showing readers how to get out of debt, save money, reorder financial priorities, resolve inner conflicts, save the planet, and convert problems into opportunities.

Cashing in on the American Dream: How to Retire at 35

The author details how and why he retired, at age thirty-three, from a prestigious international accounting firm and presents, to those who do not want to spend the best years of their lives working, a blueprint for early retirement.

Richer Than A Millionaire: A Pathway to True Prosperity

Having taught thousands of students over our careers, it is clear to the authors that many young people desire insights from those who have succeeded and become self-actualized. Yes, they want a career, and yes, they want a good life, but knowing what to do is to many quite a challenge. Some say they want to be rich, but they really don’t know what that means. In a sense, to paraphrase the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci, many are like ships on the high seas of life without rudders! They have tremendous potential but no direction.

In our book, Richer Than A Millionaire ~ A Pathway to True Prosperity, we hope to inspire and to point all people (but especially young adults and concerned parents and grandparents who want sound advice for the next generation) in what we believe is the right direction. This direction has been reinforced by over forty years of academic and consulting research on what it really means to be rich. Our approach relies heavily on tried-and-true social science research methods of personal interviews and large-scale structured surveys. In other words, we have more than our personal opinions to offer.

While there are many self-help books about wealth or happiness, we believe our book is unique in that it combines these topics. We show that it is possible to be modestly wealthy and happy.

In order to reach true prosperity- health, happiness, and wealth, in all likelihood behavior modification will be required. And change is hard. Benjamin Franklin understood this, as he concluded in The Way to Wealth essay 250 years ago: the people heard the advice, agreed with it, and then practiced the contrary.

The Wealthy Barber

Even if you consider yourself a financial “basket case,” Chilton explains how you can easily put an effective financial plan into action.

In this third edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how to take control of your financial future–slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton’s plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary.

The Automatic Millionaire

Even if you consider yourself a financial “basket case,” Chilton explains how you can easily put an effective financial plan into action.

In this third edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how to take control of your financial future–slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton’s plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary.

The Boggleheads’ Guide to Investing

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing is a slightly irreverent, straightforward guide to investing for everyone. The book offers sound, practical advice, no matter what your age or net worth. Bottomline, become a Boglehead and prosper! Originally just the chat-line ruminations of Boglehead founder Taylor Larimore, and Morningstar forum leading cohorts Mel Lindauer and Michael LeBoeuf, their trusted advice has been brewed and distilled into an easy-to-use, need-to-know, no frills guide to building up your own financial well-being – so you can worry less and profit more from the investments you make. Invest like a Boglehead, and let their grassroots investment wisdom guide you down the path of long-term wealth creation and happiness, without all the worries and fuss of stock pickers and day traders. If you face a financial crisis or problem, or simply want to know what is prudent to do with the money you save, the Bogleheads will have the answers you need to help you gain your financial footing and keep it.

If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly

If You Can is a short, inexpensive e-booklet aimed at getting twenty-somethings with their first 401(k) started on the path to retirement saving and investing.

Be sure to check out this ever changing list as well for even more top selling financial books.

H/T: Grow, The Acorns Newsletter

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