The best 41 Personal Finances books

The Five Core Conversations for Couples

The Five Core Conversations for Couples

David Bulitt and Julie Bulitt
Expert Advice about How to Develop: Effective Communication, a Long-Term Financial Plan, Cooperative Parenting Strategies, Mutually Satisfying Sex, and Work-Life Balance
4.1 (24 ratings)

What's The Five Core Conversations for Couples about?

The Five Core Conversations for Couples (2020) examines the five important topics every couple should talk about. It offers expert guidance on the core facets of a relationship that can help you strengthen yours. 

Who should read The Five Core Conversations for Couples?

  • Young couples looking for relationship advice
  • Older couples wanting to fix and strengthen their marriage
  • Anyone in a relationship

The Millionaire Fastlane

The Millionaire Fastlane

MJ DeMarco
Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!
3.8 (245 ratings)

What's The Millionaire Fastlane about?

The Millionaire Fastlane (2011) is an international best-selling guide that reveals the quickest path to wealth in order to retire early and actually enjoy the benefits of financial freedom while you’re still young. The method teaches how to overcome flawed beliefs about building wealth and presents mathematical evidence for why traditional routes rarely produce results and how the “fastlane” dramatically improves your odds.

Who should read The Millionaire Fastlane?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to get rich quickly
  • People who can’t understand why wealth seems elusive
  • Anyone disappointed in the time it takes to accumulate wealth through traditional methods

Baby Steps Millionaires

Baby Steps Millionaires

Dave Ramsey
How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth-and how You Can Too
3.9 (302 ratings)

What's Baby Steps Millionaires about?

Baby Steps Millionaires (2022) is a straightforward, practical guide to how anyone can become a millionaire. It lays out seven simple steps that you can follow to get yourself out of debt, grow your net worth, and improve your life. 

Who should read Baby Steps Millionaires?

  • Anyone who wants to make money
  • People struggling with mounting debts
  • Generous souls who want to be able to give more

Million Dollar Habits

Million Dollar Habits

Brian Tracy
Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income
4.4 (1,056 ratings)

What's Million Dollar Habits about?

Million Dollar Habits (2017) is the manual to your brain and your life that you never got in school. It explains the “secrets” of success and what you need to do to unlock your full potential.

Who should read Million Dollar Habits?

  • Millionaire wannabes
  • Couch potatoes looking to get fit and healthy 
  • People who want to develop great relationships

Rich Dad’s Retire Young Retire Rich

Rich Dad’s Retire Young Retire Rich

Robert T. Kiyosaki
How to Get Rich Quickly and Stay Rich Forever!
4.5 (368 ratings)

What's Rich Dad’s Retire Young Retire Rich about?

Rich Dad’s Retire Young Retire Rich (2012) unpacks entrepreneur Robert Kiyosaki’s unique approach to personal finance. If you want to get rich, he argues, you need to understand how to leverage your mind, plan, and actions. Whether it’s cultivating simple habits conducive to success or using debt to buy income-generating assets, Kiyosaki demonstrates that making money is easier than you might think.

Who should read Rich Dad’s Retire Young Retire Rich?

  • Self-starters and go-getters
  • Employees fed up with the nine-to-five grind
  • Would-be real estate tycoons

The NFT Handbook

The NFT Handbook

Matt Fortnow and QuHarrison Terry
How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens
4.5 (621 ratings)

What's The NFT Handbook about?

The NFT Handbook (2022) is your go-to guide to “non-fungible tokens” – a new kind of digital asset that’s changing the way we think about ownership in the internet age. Written by two leading experts on NFTs, this explainer covers everything from how NFTs work to how you can enter this booming global market.

Who should read The NFT Handbook?

  • Crypto enthusiasts 
  • Self-starters and entrepreneurs 
  • Anyone wondering what the NFT hype is all about

Getting Good with Money

Getting Good with Money

Jessi Fearon
Pay Off Your Debt and Find a Life of Freedom-without Losing Your Mind
4.0 (30 ratings)

What's Getting Good with Money about?

Getting Good With Money (2022) combats common money struggles by demystifying the often complicated world of personal finance. Following one family’s journey to financial freedom, it equips readers with practical strategies and helpful tips to develop better money habits and build their dream life.

Who should read Getting Good with Money?

  • Anyone interested in personal finance
  • People looking to develop better money habits
  • Families who want to live debt-free

Smart Women Finish Rich

Smart Women Finish Rich

David Bach
A Proven Roadmap to Financial Security & Living the Life You Want
3.7 (48 ratings)

What's Smart Women Finish Rich about?

Smart Women Finish Rich (1998) is a guide to financial empowerment. The personal finance classic walks readers through everything from saving to investing to – ultimately – building a values-based life and funding your dreams. 

Who should read Smart Women Finish Rich?

  • Anyone intimidated by personal finance
  • Young women starting out in their careers
  • Individuals approaching retirement

The Latte Factor

The Latte Factor

David Bach and John David Mann
Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich
4.3 (460 ratings)

What's The Latte Factor about?

The Latte Factor (2019) tells the story of Zoey, a fictional young woman in her late 20s living in Brooklyn. While she has a solid job in Manhattan, she can’t figure out how to save money. Luckily, she meets a wise old man named Henry, who reveals to her the three secrets to financial freedom and, in so doing, changes her life.

Who should read The Latte Factor?

  • Millennials looking for financial advice
  • Baby boomers hoping to boost their 401(k)
  • Anyone who wants to learn the secrets to financial freedom

7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett

7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett

Mary Buffett with Sean Seah
Buffett’s techniques of Value Investing and his proven strategies for long-term success
4.7 (364 ratings)

What's 7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett about?

7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett (2019) offers a handy breakdown of the most fundamental secrets of investing like a pro. Many of the tips it provides delve into the basic principles of value investing. This approach has long been Warren Buffett’s go-to methodology for determining which businesses to invest in.

Who should read 7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett?

  • Anyone interested in making sound investment decisions
  • Investors looking for tips
  • Those looking to break into the investment game

Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
4.2 (172 ratings)

What's Smart Money Smart Kids about?

Smart Money Smart Kids (2014) guides parents – or anyone helping raise children – in teaching those kids to become financially smart. Review basics like the relationship between work and money and find actionable advice for instructing toddlers through teens to gain confidence with money.

Who should read Smart Money Smart Kids?

  • Parents or guardians who want to raise money smart kids
  • Anyone teaching young people how to be financially fit
  • Financially wealthy individuals wondering how to build generational success

More Money Than God

More Money Than God

Sebastian Mallaby
Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
4.3 (70 ratings)

What's More Money Than God about?

More Money Than God takes a critical look at hedge funds, the powerful and often mysterious organizations that have a huge impact on global finance and our day-to-day lives. By looking back at the history of this influential investment practice, it reveals how hedge funds developed and how they operate today.

Who should read More Money Than God?

  • Students of economics and history
  • Anyone who’s working in the financial industry
  • Anyone who wants to understand hedge funds and financial markets

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard

Mark Minervini
How to Achieve Super Performance in Stocks in Any Market
4.2 (199 ratings)

What's Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard about?

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard (2013) is a guide to the SEPA (Specific Entry Point Analysis) investment methodology. It navigates you through managing risk, maximizing profits, and, most importantly, having faith in your own ability. You don’t have to be a professional to get started in the stock market – in fact, your status as a lay investor might actually be your biggest strength. 

Who should read Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard?

  • Anyone curious about how to get started in trading
  • Stock market geeks
  • Seasoned wealth managers 

Get Good with Money

Get Good with Money

Tiffany Aliche
Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole
4.3 (268 ratings)

What's Get Good with Money about?

Get Good With Money (2021) is a ten-step guide to developing a healthy, happy relationship with your money. It focuses on building wealth through the concept of financial wholeness, which embodies constructive spending and saving habits – leading to financial security and peace of mind.

Who should read Get Good with Money?

  • Women who want to take charge of their finances
  • Ambitious earners looking to boost their wealth
  • Anyone who wants to budget better or slash debt

Just Keep Buying

Just Keep Buying

Nick Maggiulli
Proven ways to save money and build your wealth
4.2 (457 ratings)

What's Just Keep Buying about?

Just Keep Buying (2022) is a no-nonsense guide to personal finance that delights in busting myths and dispelling old clichés. Tackling all-important questions like saving and investing, it digs into the psychology behind money and provides a realistic guide to making sound financial decisions. 

Who should read Just Keep Buying?

  • Would-be savers 
  • Guilty spenders
  • Future investors

Buy This, Not That

Buy This, Not That

Sam Dogen
How to Spend Your Way to Wealth and Freedom
4.1 (338 ratings)

What's Buy This, Not That about?

Buy This, Not That (2022) is your ultimate guide to achieving financial independence and freedom. It tells you what to buy, how much to spend, and how to make the most of your money.

Who should read Buy This, Not That?

  • Financial freedom seekers
  • Recession-wary worriers looking for security
  • Couples craving financial wisdom for a prosperous future

Tax-Free Wealth

Tax-Free Wealth

Tom Wheelwright
How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes
4.3 (313 ratings)

What's Tax-Free Wealth about?

Tax-Free Wealth (2012) takes the mystery out of taxes. It offers priceless insights on taxes and tax planning that you can use to ultimately build your wealth. Drawing from professional experience and a deep understanding of tax law, it breaks down the principles and rules underlying the best financial planning, and shows you how the laws are there to help you save your money.

Who should read Tax-Free Wealth?

  • Business owners and investors who are frustrated to see their income lost to taxes
  • Tax haters who find themselves dreading tax season every year
  • The financially ambitious who want to earn a lot – and save a lot more

The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money

Niall Ferguson
A Financial History of the World
4.4 (116 ratings)

What's The Ascent of Money about?

The Ascent of Money is an explanation of how different historical events led to the development of the current financial system.

It aims to show how, despite its proneness to crises and inequality, the financial system and money itself are drivers of human history and progress.

Who should read The Ascent of Money?

  • Anyone who wants to understand the workings of the financial system
  • People who want to understand why financial crises happen
  • Anyone who wants to know why money is so powerful

How to Make Money in Stocks

How to Make Money in Stocks

William J. O'Neil
A Winning System in Good Times and Bad
4.4 (299 ratings)

What's How to Make Money in Stocks about?

How to Make Money in Stocks (1988, new edition 2008) is a guide to building wealth in the stock market, with proven tips for finding winning stocks and avoiding losers. By learning from the past, How to Make Money in Stocks shows us how to spot telltale patterns in unpredictable markets and profit from them.

Who should read How to Make Money in Stocks?

  • Rookies looking to invest for the first time
  • Experienced traders in search of new tips
  • Anyone interested in the mysterious workings of the market

Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life

Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
4.2 (292 ratings)

What's Your Money or Your Life about?

Your Money or Your Life (1992) is a nine-step guide to taking control of your finances – so you can enjoy your life rather than just make a living. You’ll learn how to adjust your attitude toward your money and time, get out of debt, start saving, and ultimately reach Financial Independence. 

Who should read Your Money or Your Life?

  • Anyone who wants to live intentionally
  • College students seeking positive spending habits
  • Furloughed workers

Know Yourself, Know Your Money

Know Yourself, Know Your Money

Rachel Cruze
Discover WHY you handle money the way you do, and WHAT to do about it!
4.3 (200 ratings)

What's Know Yourself, Know Your Money about?

Know Yourself, Know Your Money (2021) tackles personal finance from a novel perspective. Rather than simply showing you how to create a budget or telling you to save more each month, it unpacks the psychology behind decision-making. If you want to improve your financial health, you have to understand why you make the mistakes you do. Get a handle on that and you can start changing your money mindset and build a better future.

Who should read Know Yourself, Know Your Money?

  • Big spenders and the overly thrifty
  • Would-be savers in need of some motivation
  • Parents who want to teach their kids about money

Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn

Peter Lynch
A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business
4.2 (227 ratings)

What's Learn to Earn about?

Learn to Earn (1995) is a beginner’s guide to investing. It gives novice investors information about the history of capitalism and advice on how to pick investments and choose stocks.

Who should read Learn to Earn?

  • High schoolers who are interested in finance 
  • People of any age who want to learn about investing
  • Anyone interested in the stock market

Financial Feminist

Financial Feminist

Tori Dunlap
Overcome the Patriarchy's Bullsh*t to Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love
4.0 (293 ratings)

What's Financial Feminist about?

Financial Feminism (2022) debunks the money myths and exposes the systemic oppression that keeps many stuck in toxic jobs or cycles of debt. Offering practical solutions that everyone can start today to close the wage gap, ramp up financial fitness, and build the life of their dreams.

Who should read Financial Feminist?

  • Anyone feeling stuck living paycheck to paycheck
  • Those who want to retire someday
  • Anyone frustrated by the sexist wealth gap looking to build a more equal future

Makers and Takers

Makers and Takers

Rana Foroohar
The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business
4.1 (53 ratings)

What's Makers and Takers about?

Makers and Takers (2016) investigates the role of finance in the 2008 crisis and subsequent recession. From the Great Depression onward, these blinks trace the history of loose regulation and blurred boundaries between commercial and investment banking, while highlighting the role of banks, businesses and politicians in the crisis. They also suggest actions the powerful can take to kickstart reform.

Who should read Makers and Takers?

  • Readers curious about the historical background of the 2008 crisis
  • Students of economics and finance
  • Young couples, families and professionals considering their prospects for mortgages and pensions

We Should All Be Millionaires

We Should All Be Millionaires

Rachel Rodgers
Change Your Thinking, Build Bank, and Claim Your Independence
4.0 (476 ratings)

What's We Should All Be Millionaires about?

We Should All Be Millionaires (2021) shows how women can attain financial success by casting off impostor syndrome and demanding that they be paid what they’re really worth. Here, you’ll learn how the ability to earn, save, and manage money has been denied to women – and why that’s a bad thing for the world as a whole.

Who should read We Should All Be Millionaires?

  • Women looking to empower themselves with wealth
  • Those looking to found companies of their own
  • Any woman who has been underpaid and overworked

The Wisdom of Finance

The Wisdom of Finance

Mihir A. Desai
How the Humanities Can Illuminate and Improve Finance
4.0 (86 ratings)

What's The Wisdom of Finance about?

The Wisdom of Finance (2017) demonstrates that the world of finance has much to teach us, despite its reputation for avarice and irresponsibility. And likewise, there is much that finance can learn from our wider human endeavors, like literature, art, and philosophy.

Who should read The Wisdom of Finance?

  • Investors, bankers and insurance professionals 
  • Those looking for moral goodness in finance
  • Anyone interested in the link between literature and money

Other People’s Money

Other People’s Money

John Kay
The Real Business of Finance
3.9 (65 ratings)

What's Other People’s Money about?

Other People’s Money (2015) offers a detailed breakdown of the financial sector: how it functions, the effect it has on economies and what its purpose should ideally be – as opposed to what its current purpose is. Find out why the international financial sector has become a ruthless mechanism made up of rotten parts, and discover how these parts can be eliminated and, eventually, replaced.

Who should read Other People’s Money?

  • Readers who want to know how the global financial system affects their lives
  • Entrepreneurs looking to understand how finance works
  • Students of economics, history, politics or sociology

Clever Girl Finance

Clever Girl Finance

Bola Sokunbi
Ditch Debt, Save Money and Build Real Wealth
4.0 (96 ratings)

What's Clever Girl Finance about?

Clever Girl Finance (2019) aims to help women take charge of their financial well-being without feeling judged or pressured. It shows the best ways to manage your finances, get out of debt, save money, and create wealth while staying true to your values and personality.

Who should read Clever Girl Finance?

  • Successful women who want to learn how to manage their finances
  • Working women who want to reach a state of financial happiness
  • Struggling women looking for concrete steps and tools to deal with financial challenges



James Moore
A Beginner's Guide to Dropshipping – How to Make Money Online and Build Your Own Online Business
4.2 (80 ratings)

What's Dropshipping about?

Dropshipping (2018) is a handy, straightforward guide to setting up your own e-commerce empire with minimal investment and overhead. This brief manual gives a detailed overview on operating an online retail business and the benefits of doing so.

Who should read Dropshipping?

  • Novice business people interested in getting into online retail 
  • Ambitious entrepreneurs keen to cultivate passive income 
  • Anyone curious about operating an online business

The Behavioral Investor

The Behavioral Investor

Daniel Crosby
Discover how your behavior is subconsciously impacting your investments
4.3 (120 ratings)

What's The Behavioral Investor about?

The Behavioral Investor (2018) explores the subconscious thought patterns and emotions that influence financial investors. Author Daniel Crosby provides insight and guidance that will help you overcome your natural inclinations so that you can make better financial decisions.

Who should read The Behavioral Investor?

  • Financial investors who want to achieve better results
  • Aspiring traders developing financial strategies
  • Anyone with an interest in psychology

When Genius Failed

When Genius Failed

Roger Lowenstein
The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
4.2 (65 ratings)

What's When Genius Failed about?

When Genius Failed (2001) follows the rise and fall of Long-Term Capital Management, the world’s largest ever investment fund. The book reveals uncomfortable truths about the nature of investment and the fragility of the models we use to assess risk.

Who should read When Genius Failed?

  • Anyone interested or working in investment banking
  • Anyone interested in risk calculation
  • Anyone thinking about investing in a hedge fund

Good Money Revolution

Good Money Revolution

Derrick Kinney
How to Make More Money to Do More Good
4.4 (316 ratings)

What's Good Money Revolution about?

Good Money Revolution (2022) is your guide to making more money – so that you can give more away. Earning money with a purpose benefits everyone, including you.

Who should read Good Money Revolution?

  • Workers looking to improve their financial health
  • People keen to do more good in the world
  • Anyone lacking the motivation to get their finances in shape

Investing With Impact

Investing With Impact

Jeremy K. Balkin
Why Finance is a Force for Good
3.9 (58 ratings)

What's Investing With Impact about?

Investing With Impact (2015) explores how people have harnessed the power of capitalism to do good and improve society at large. As a number of ethical and philanthropic investors have shown, finance needn’t be a system of pure greed. Find out why the frequently demonized capitalist system may well be the secret to saving the world.

Who should read Investing With Impact?

  • Investors and entrepreneurs seeking to improve the world
  • People looking for answers after the 2008 financial crisis
  • Bankers who want to make money ethically

Crypto Wars

Crypto Wars

Erica Stanford
Faked Deaths, Missing Billions, and Industry Disruption
4.2 (190 ratings)

What's Crypto Wars about?

Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions, and Industry Disruption (2021) lifts the lid on some of the cryptosphere’s most audacious scams and notorious scandals. From the missing cryptoqueen, Dr. Ruja Ignatova, to the tech whiz kid who – according to his creditors, at least – faked his own death, Crypto Wars shares this secretive industry’s most compelling stories.

Who should read Crypto Wars?

  • Crypto enthusiasts after the inside dirt on some of the market’s biggest scams
  • Interested investors who want a rundown of the red flags in the crypto world
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered if they could make a cool million – or billion – in crypto

The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb

The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb

Ed Slott
How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes, and Combat the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings
4.1 (32 ratings)

What's The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb about?

The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb (2021) is a practical handbook to achieving your retirement goals. This level-headed guide provides an easy-to-follow plan for cultivating a nest egg even during turbulent times.

Who should read The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb?

  • Careful savers approaching retirement age
  • Young workers getting a head start on a savings plan
  • Anyone wishing for stress-free golden years

The Price You Pay for College

The Price You Pay for College

Ron Lieber
An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make
4.4 (31 ratings)

What's The Price You Pay for College about?

The Price You Pay for College (2021) is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about choosing a college and financing your education. Exploring mentorship, financial aid, and graduate salaries, it clarifies an often confusing world, aiming to ensure that students’ momentous decisions are informed ones.

Who should read The Price You Pay for College?

  • Parents with college-bound kids
  • High school students interested in the college-application process
  • Personal-finance buffs looking to brush up on a new niche

Young Money

Young Money

Kevin Roose
Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits
4.0 (22 ratings)

What's Young Money about?

Kevin Roose spent three years following eight young Wall Streeters in an attempt to find how the 2007 crash – and its aftermath – influenced the financial industry. Young Money paints a decidedly grim picture of junior analysts who find themselves on a non-stop rollercoaster of all-nighters and extreme stress, while earning six-figure incomes.

Who should read Young Money?

  • Graduates considering a job on Wall Street
  • People already working as analysts on Wall Street
  • Anyone curious about life in the belly of the financial beast



Thomas E. Woods
A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse
3.9 (32 ratings)

What's Meltdown about?

Meltdown (2009) gives you a guide to understanding the government regulations which in effect caused the 2008 global financial crisis. These blinks will explain how government spending has and always will worsen economic recessions, and importantly, what needs to be done to save the world economy.

Who should read Meltdown?

  • Students of economics or finance
  • Anyone interested in the causes of the 2008 financial crisis
  • People sick of the meddling of “big government”

The Breakfast Club for 40-Somethings

The Breakfast Club for 40-Somethings

Vanessa Stoykov
A Novel Approach to Unlearning Money and Reinventing Your Life
3.7 (71 ratings)

What's The Breakfast Club for 40-Somethings about?

The Breakfast Club for 40-Somethings (2018) shines a light on the mistaken beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes about money that are standing between you and financial freedom. Making use of a colorful cast of fictional characters, these blinks present invaluable financial life lessons with a narrative twist.

Who should read The Breakfast Club for 40-Somethings?

  • Anyone struggling with debt
  • Forty-somethings looking for a new direction
  • Self-help enthusiasts seeking fresh insights

House of Debt

House of Debt

Atif Mian and Amir Sufi
How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again
4.1 (12 ratings)

What's House of Debt about?

When we bailed out the banks during the Great Recession, we didn’t actually address the real factors that caused the economic downturn. The actual problem lay with excessive mortgage lending to those who couldn’t afford it, which led to heavy debts and, eventually, huge collapses in consumer spending. To avoid the consequences of this boom-and-bust cycle in the future, the authors propose new ways of restructuring debt and stimulating the economy.

Who should read House of Debt?

  • Anyone who wants to know about the vulnerabilities of our financial system – booms, bubbles and busts
  • Anyone who wants to understand the mortgage industry
  • Anyone who wants to buy a house
  • Anyone who’s interested in macroeconomic theory and the Great Recession

Paper Promises

Paper Promises

Philip Coggan
Money, Debt and the New World Order
4.2 (13 ratings)

What's Paper Promises about?

Paper Promises offers a sobering take on the nature of money, the recent global financial crisis and what our attitudes about debt will mean for future generations.

Who should read Paper Promises?

  • Anyone who is deeply in debt
  • Students of history and economics
  • Older generations who struggle to understand why young people have so much debt

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