Combining autobiography and personal advice, Rich Dad, Poor Dad (1997) outlines how you can become financially independent and wealthy. The author argues that what he teaches in this New York Times best seller are things we’re never taught in society, and that what the upper-class passes on to its children is the necessary knowledge for getting (and staying) rich. As evidence to support his claims, he cites his highly successful career as an investor and his retirement at the early age of 47.
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Although technological advances have made it easier than ever to invest in the stock market, today’s Millennials (young adults born between 1980 and 2000) tend to be risk-averse. But this kind of thinking is misguided. Given that benefits like Social Security and retirement pensions are imperiled, it has never been more important for young people to start investing in their future financial security.
I Will Teach You To Be Rich takes a straight-talking and amusingly cocky approach to smart banking, saving, spending and investing. You don't need to be an expert to become rich, you just need to have a plan and know a few tricks. Sethi will teach you the benefits of saving as early as possible and setting up automatic investments so you can sit back and let your money work for you.
The Total Money Makeover (2013) is a step-by-step guide to turning your financial situation around, no matter how nasty it seems. By following these seven simple steps, you can put financial security back into your life and begin planning for a comfortable, contented retirement.
Thou Shall Prosper (2009) offers a revealing look at what Jewish principles can teach us about building wealth and finding success. By adhering to these principles, one can survive and thrive in today’s volatile economy.
The Index Card (2016) simplifies personal finance. These blinks cover everything from getting a good deal on your mortgage to securing quality life insurance, starting your own savings account and even choosing a financial advisor.
The Financial Diet (2018) is a beginner’s guide to being better with money. Whether you want to bring your spending habits under control, pay off your student debts or just figure out how to start saving money for the future, these blinks will give you the tools to do so.
The Barefoot Investor (2017) will give you clear instructions on how better to manage your money. There are simple rules to follow that will ensure your financial security and help you break any dependence on credit.
We use money every day to take care of bills and purchase the things we need to get by in life, yet rarely seem to think rationally about spending it. Dollars and Sense (2017) explores the irrational human nature that leads to bad spending habits, why we’re so bad at saving money and how to resolve this all too human shortcoming.
Quit Like a Millionaire (2019) is a bold no-nonsense guide to managing your money and growing your wealth. Drawing on Kristy Shen’s mathematically proven approach to saving, investing and spending, these blinks won’t just liberate you from debt – they’ll put you on the road to financial independence. The best news? You don’t need to become an entrepreneur or a real estate baron to get there. All it takes is a spreadsheet and some careful planning.
Playing with FIRE (2019) takes a look at the growing movement known as FIRE, or Financial Independence, Retire Early. With a detailed account of the author’s own life-changing journey and examples of diverse FIRE devotees, it reveals ways in which you can change your spending and investing habits to pursue your passions and live a more meaningful life.
Millennial Money Makeover (2019) is essential reading for millennials who want to get a grip on their finances. In this accessible guide to money management, Conor Richardson offers straightforward financial solutions for the unique economic challenges and stressors that many millennials experience.
From Here to Financial Happiness (2018) presents you with simple tools to help overcome anxiety about your finances, showing you how best to put aside enough money to lead a comfortable life and for retirement.
The Geometry of Wealth (2018) is a practical guide to managing your finances. Packed with financial wisdom and hands-on money-management tips, these blinks also look at the larger, philosophical questions around abundance. Author Brian Portnoy argues that material and spiritual planning go hand in hand. Take care of both and you’ll achieve true wealth.
Your Retirement Salary (2019) tackles a knotty question asked by savers approaching retirement age: How do you transform your savings into an income that will see you through your sunset years? Drawing on years of experience addressing readers’ personal finance questions for a leading British newspaper, Richard Dyson and Richard Evans provide a wealth of insights into getting the most out of your pension pot.
Financial Freedom (2019) offers a financial strategy that will help you generate enough wealth to live off the interest of your investments, freeing you from the need to work. Irrespective of your present financial situation or income level, you can use this strategy to achieve financial independence so you can retire sooner, and happier.
The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ (2020) is a guide to retirement by one of America’s best-known money experts – Suze Orman. Packed with actionable tips and tricks on everything from downsizing to investing wisely, these blinks will help you create a retirement plan that guarantees financial well-being and peace of mind.
Money (2018), the celebrated handbook to all things money, cuts through obscure financial jargon to explain personal finance in clear and straightforward terms. Brimming with actionable advice, it helps you finally tackle those pesky financial problems you’ve been avoiding for so long, from managing your debt to sorting out your pension. It’s time to take back control and feel good about your finances.
Die with Zero (2020) explores the benefits of spending more and saving less. These blinks bust the myths that surround the concept of delayed gratification and comfortable retirement. They also explain how everyone can squeeze out more enjoyment from their money.
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.
Rich Dad’s Who Took My Money? (2004) explains why the time-honored strategy of saving money, investing in mutual funds, and holding on to paper assets for the long term is all wrong. Instead, if you want to get rich quick, you need to become a power investor who combines different asset types – like real estate, businesses, and stocks – to generate a continuous cash flow.
Younger Next Year (2019) is an actionable guide to delaying the onset of 70 percent of normal aging signs until well into your final years. It focuses on seven rules for achieving a stronger, healthier, and younger body and mind.
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.
The Millionaire Fastlane (2011) challenges conventional wisdom about accumulating wealth and presents an alternative roadmap to financial independence. As opposed to taking the “Slowlane” approach of saving and investing over decades, it argues that investors should instead seize opportunities in entrepreneurship that can lead to rapid wealth accumulation. It covers key principles such as creating scalable businesses, taking calculated risks, and leveraging time to achieve financial freedom more quickly.
Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money (2011) is a hands-on guide to personal finance. It details the best approaches to everything money – including budgeting, saving, investing, and getting insurance.
Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement (2019) is a roadmap to financial freedom through diversified income streams like real estate, stocks, and other forms of passive income. As traditional retirement plans become outdated, financial independence emerges as the new goal. Discover the tools to craft your prosperous financial narrative.