The best 28 The Psychology of Money books

The Psychology of Money delves into the intricacies of our financial behaviors and attitudes, shedding light on the often overlooked psychological aspects of wealth management. Our carefully selected book list provides valuable insights into the emotional and cognitive factors that shape our financial decisions.

Immerse yourself in these captivating reads to gain a profound understanding of your relationship with money and make informed choices for a secure financial future. Ready to uncover the psychology behind your financial decisions? Start exploring our collection now!

The best 28 The Psychology of Money books
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The Psychology of Money Books: The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber

The Opposite of Spoiled

Ron Lieber
Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
4.5 (84 ratings)
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What's The Opposite of Spoiled about?

The Opposite of Spoiled (2015) is the essential guide to raising patient, generous children through financial education. These blinks will show you how to guide your child’s development by talking to them about money, involving them in financial decisions and showing them the importance of generosity and work.

Who should read The Opposite of Spoiled?

  • Parents or people considering having children
  • Teachers and those who work with kids
  • Anyone concerned that today’s children are growing up spoiled

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The Psychology of Money Books: The Wisdom of Finance by Mihir A. Desai

The Wisdom of Finance

Mihir A. Desai
How the Humanities Can Illuminate and Improve Finance
4.0 (103 ratings)
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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

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The Psychology of Money Books: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

The Psychology of Money

Morgan Housel
Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness
4.4 (1,954 ratings)
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What's The Psychology of Money about?

The Psychology of Money (2020) looks at the way money works in the real world. Financial decisions are rarely driven by the theories of economists and the neat spreadsheets of accountants. Instead, a myriad of factors, from personal history to pride and even envy, shape our decision-making. The results are often surprising – and always fascinating.

Who should read The Psychology of Money?

  • Investors and savers
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • History buffs

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The Psychology of Money Books: Die with Zero by Bill Perkins

Die with Zero

Bill Perkins
Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life
4.4 (520 ratings)
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What's Die with Zero about?

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.

Who should read Die with Zero?

  • Workaholics searching for balance
  • Financial advisors looking for fresh insights
  • Young professionals wanting a new perspective

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The Psychology of Money Books: Know Yourself, Know Your Money by Rachel Cruze

Know Yourself, Know Your Money

Rachel Cruze
Discover WHY you handle money the way you do, and WHAT to do about it!
4.3 (229 ratings)
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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

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The Psychology of Money Books: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

Eric Jorgenson
A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
4.6 (778 ratings)
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What's The Almanack of Naval Ravikant about?

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (2020) condenses the wisdom of philosopher and entrepreneur Naval Ravikant into actionable, bite-sized chunks. Although he covers many topics, this collection of insights circles around two profound questions – how do you build wealth, and how do you find happiness? Ravikant’s answer? Both are skills that need to be practiced.

Who should read The Almanack of Naval Ravikant?

  • Entrepreneurs and self-starters
  • Practical philosophers
  • Hard workers tired of the rat race

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The Psychology of Money Books: The Promise of Bitcoin by Bobby C. Lee

The Promise of Bitcoin

Bobby C. Lee
The Future of Money and How It Can Work for You
4.2 (362 ratings)
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What's The Promise of Bitcoin about?

The Promise of Bitcoin (2021) is an introduction to the financial revolution that began in 2009 – the year an anonymous coder who called himself Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin. Rooted in the conviction that old monetary systems have failed us, this digital currency promises a more trustworthy, decentralized, and democratic alternative. How does it work? Few people can explain that better than Bobby Lee, a Bitcoin pioneer who’s been on the barricades since the revolution’s earliest days. 

Who should read The Promise of Bitcoin?

  • Investors looking for new opportunities
  • Critics of the banking system 
  • Technophobes wondering what all the Bitcoin fuss is about

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The Psychology of Money Books: Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

Your Money or Your Life

Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
4.2 (329 ratings)
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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

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The Psychology of Money Books: Stop. Think. Invest. by Michael Bailey

Stop. Think. Invest.

Michael Bailey
​​A Behavioral Finance Framework for Optimizing Investment Portfolios
3.9 (335 ratings)
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What's Stop. Think. Invest. about?

Stop. Think. Invest. (2022) takes a look at behavioral economics, a field of study that explores the roles of human emotion and behavior in financial decision-making. It examines how people’s unconscious biases and inherent aversions influence their decisions in every aspect of the investment process.

Who should read Stop. Think. Invest.?

  • Anyone curious about the field of behavioral economics
  • Investors who’d like to make better decisions
  • Would-be financiers interested in making their first investment

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The Psychology of Money Books: Good Money Revolution by Derrick Kinney

Good Money Revolution

Derrick Kinney
How to Make More Money to Do More Good
4.4 (330 ratings)
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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

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The Psychology of Money Books: Better than Alpha by Christopher Schelling

Better than Alpha

Christopher Schelling
Three Steps to Capturing Excess Returns in a Changing World
3.8 (66 ratings)
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What's Better than Alpha about?

Better than Alpha (2021) encourages investors to let go of their obsession with alpha – the amount an investment has returned compared to the market index. It explores what really drives returns, so you can build a successful portfolio and meet your investment goals instead of chasing rainbows.

Who should read Better than Alpha?

  • Investors who want to make better decisions and improve their portfolios
  • People with an interest in behavioral finance
  • Anyone who wants to see through the hype and learn the truth about alpha

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The Psychology of Money Books: Just Keep Buying by Nick Maggiulli

Just Keep Buying

Nick Maggiulli
Proven ways to save money and build your wealth
4.2 (514 ratings)
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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

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The Psychology of Money Books: Financial Feminist by Tori Dunlap

Financial Feminist

Tori Dunlap
Overcome the Patriarchy's Bullsh*t to Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love
4.1 (325 ratings)
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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

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The Psychology of Money Books: Goals-based Investing by Tony Davidow

Goals-based Investing

Tony Davidow
A Visionary Framework for Wealth Management
4.0 (145 ratings)
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What's Goals-based Investing about?

Goals-Based Investing (2022) explains how the wealth management industry is transforming, how modern portfolio theory is no longer considered modern, and how product evolution and regulatory changes are making it easier for investors and advisors to access market segments that were once the exclusive domain of large institutes.

Who should read Goals-based Investing?

  • Financial advisors who are lifelong learners
  • High- and Ultra-high-net-worth investors and families
  • Anyone interested in how goals-based investing works

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The Psychology of Money Books: The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

The Millionaire Fastlane

MJ DeMarco
Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!
3.9 (404 ratings)
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What's The Millionaire Fastlane about?

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.

Who should read The Millionaire Fastlane?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking financial freedom
  • Skeptics of traditional investment advice
  • Individuals interested in the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) methodology

 


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The Psychology of Money Books: $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi

$100M Offers

Alex Hormozi
How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No
4.2 (330 ratings)
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What's $100M Offers about?

$100M Offers (2021) is a guide to creating Grand Slam Offers – big-ticket products or services that sell themselves. By breaking down the psychology of pricing and perceived value, Alex Hormozi teaches readers how to differentiate and optimize their offer until it’s irresistible. 

Who should read $100M Offers?

  • Those launching their first business
  • Serial entrepreneurs
  • People working in sales or marketing. B

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The Psychology of Money Books: How to Attract Money by Joseph Murphy

How to Attract Money

Joseph Murphy
4.0 (471 ratings)
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What's How to Attract Money about?

How to Attract Money (1959) is a classic handbook on how to grow your wealth and enrichen your life spiritually, mentally and materially. It shows how, by training your mind and your subconscious, you can gear yourself toward a life of abundance and fulfillment.

Who should read How to Attract Money?

  • Anyone who wants to increase their wealth
  • Students of human nature and psychology
  • Fans of self-help books looking to (re-)visit a classic

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The Psychology of Money Books: The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

John Maynard Keynes
3.9 (48 ratings)
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What's The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money about?

The General Theory of Employment (1936) is a deep dive into the complexities of economic activity and employment. It critically examines how factors like interest rates, human psychology, and speculation influence investment and, ultimately, employment. It argues for more direct intervention by public authorities in organizing investment to mitigate instabilities, particularly during periods of economic downturn.

Who should read The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money?

  • Economics students seeking in-depth knowledge
  • Policymakers interested in macroeconomic strategies
  • Enthusiasts of economic theory and history

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The Psychology of Money Books: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Edwin Lefèvre
3.8 (145 ratings)
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What's Reminiscences of a Stock Operator about?

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923) looks at the life and trading strategies of Jesse Livermore, a professional stock and commodities trader, through the pseudonymous character of Larry Livingston. It explores the psychological challenges and strategic complexities of trading, offering timeless insights into market behavior and the discipline required for success in the financial world.

Who should read Reminiscences of a Stock Operator?

  • Aspiring traders seeking market wisdom
  • Investors interested in trading history
  • Business students applying real-world trading

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The Psychology of Money Books: Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas

Trading in the Zone

Mark Douglas
Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline, and a Winning Attitude
4.0 (231 ratings)
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What's Trading in the Zone about?

Trading in the Zone (2001) is a deep dive into the psychological aspects of stock trading. It presents a view into a trader's mind, identifying how fear and overconfidence often lead to financial downfall. It also offers a practical framework to manage risk, navigate uncertainties, and develop a winning mindset – enabling anyone to overcome emotional barriers and make more consistent and profitable trades.

Who should read Trading in the Zone?

  • Aspiring traders eager to learn psychological stock market strategies
  • Financial professionals seeking to refine their decision-making skills
  • Psychology enthusiasts curious about the intersection of psychology and finance

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The Psychology of Money Books: Love Your Life, Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze

Love Your Life, Not Theirs

Rachel Cruze
7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want
4.3 (535 ratings)
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What's Love Your Life, Not Theirs about?

Love Your Life, Not Theirs (2016) looks at the pervasive issue of financial comparison, with a focus on personal values, informed spending and sustainable money habits. It encourages an authentic lifestyle, advocating for financial stability through debt-avoidance and saving for the future, rather than through striving to keep up with others’ expectations.

Who should read Love Your Life, Not Theirs?

  • The financially hopeless looking to get their savings back on track
  • Young couples who want to set a solid foundation for their future
  • Anyone who finds themselves wondering where their paycheck has gone at the end of the month

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The Psychology of Money Books: VISA by Paul Chutkow

VISA

Paul Chutkow
The Power of an Idea
4.4 (187 ratings)
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What's VISA about?

Visa (2001) chronicles the humble beginnings of the founder of the Bank of America whose vision to financially empower the people gave rise to an idea that today connects over 22,000 banks and financial institutions.

Who should read VISA?

  • History buffs particularly interested in financial history
  • E-commerce enthusiasts who want to know more about technology’s role in the success of Visa
  • Finance professionals and students looking for a deeper understanding of the growth of payment systems

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The Psychology of Money Books: Going Infinite by Michael Lewis

Going Infinite

Michael Lewis
The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon
3.8 (237 ratings)
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What's Going Infinite about?

Going Infinite (2023) offers a behind-the-scenes look at the scandal surrounding Sam Bankman-Fried and the epic collapse of his cryptocurrency companies. It aims to answer the question: How can a man go from earning billions of dollars in a matter of years to losing it all in a matter of months?

Who should read Going Infinite?

  • News junkies interested in current financial events
  • Anyone who likes a good rise-and-fall story
  • People curious about the Sam Bankman-Fried trial

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The Psychology of Money Books: Same as Ever# by Morgan Housel

Same as Ever#

Morgan Housel
A Guide to What Never Changes
4.4 (434 ratings)
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What's Same as Ever# about?

Same As Ever (2023) explores how, despite surface-level changes, the underlying patterns of human behavior and decision-making remain constant throughout history. Ultimately, it advocates for embracing simplicity within this turbulence by focusing on timeless, fundamental truths of human psychology that endure amid superficial change.

Who should read Same as Ever#?

  • Seekers of timeless truths
  • Those curious about how decision-making influences their future
  • Students of human nature

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The Psychology of Money Books: Don't Believe Everything You Think by Joseph Nguyen

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Joseph Nguyen
Why Your Thinking is the Beginning & End of Suffering
4.5 (293 ratings)
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What's Don't Believe Everything You Think about?

Don’t Believe Everything You Think (2022) is a guide to overcoming anxiety, self-doubt, and self-sabotage. Rejecting feel-good clichés about motivation and willpower, it draws on timeless Buddhist wisdom to demonstrate how thinking entangles us in a life of suffering – and how we can free ourselves from that trap. 

Who should read Don't Believe Everything You Think?

  • Overthinkers and self-sabotagers
  • Anyone interested in Buddhist perspectives on pain and suffering
  • Spiritual seekers and explorers  

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The Psychology of Money Books: Same as Ever by Morgan Housel

Same as Ever

Morgan Housel
A Guide to What Never Changes
4.2 (239 ratings)
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What's Same as Ever about?

Same as Ever (2023) invites you to identify the things that stay the same so you can successfully navigate this ever-changing world. Engaging stories, witty examples, and a whole lot of practical advice combine into a master class on assessing risk, seizing opportunity, and living your best life – and not just financially.

Who should read Same as Ever?

  • Investors looking to understand risk and optimize investment strategies
  • Entrepreneurs seeking guidance on opportunities and challenges
  • Those Striving for more fulfillment, meaning, and purpose in their financial lives and beyond

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The Psychology of Money Books: Rich AF by Vivian Tu

Rich AF

Vivian Tu
The Winning Money Mindset That Will Change Your Life
4.2 (321 ratings)
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What's Rich AF about?

Rich AF debunks myths and imparts strategies for maximizing earnings, investing, and saving, all aimed at securing long-lasting wealth. Starting with the author’s mentorship on the trading floor, the narrative offers a wealth of practical advice for financial empowerment to the new generation.

Who should read Rich AF?

  • Recent college grads eager to learn about personal finance and investment
  • Young professionals seeking to navigate the world of finance
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking for practical advice on wealth building

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The Psychology of Money Books: Law of Success by Napoleon Hill

Law of Success

Napoleon Hill

What's Law of Success about?

This book delves into the principles of success and the mindset needed to achieve it. Napoleon Hill shares valuable insights and practical advice on how to set and achieve goals, develop a positive attitude, and overcome obstacles. Drawing from interviews with successful individuals, the book offers a comprehensive guide to unlocking your full potential and achieving success in all areas of life.

Who should read Law of Success?

  • Individuals who aspire to achieve success in their personal and professional lives
  • People who are interested in learning the principles and strategies behind success
  • Those who are looking for practical guidance and motivation to overcome challenges and reach their goals

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What's the best The Psychology of Money book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard The Opposite of Spoiled as the ultimate read on The Psychology of Money.

What are the Top 10 The Psychology of Money books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber
  • The Wisdom of Finance by Mihir A. Desai
  • The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
  • Die with Zero by Bill Perkins
  • Know Yourself, Know Your Money by Rachel Cruze
  • The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson
  • The Promise of Bitcoin by Bobby C. Lee
  • Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
  • Stop. Think. Invest. by Michael Bailey
  • Good Money Revolution by Derrick Kinney

Who are the top The Psychology of Money book authors?

When it comes to The Psychology of Money, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Ron Lieber
  • Mihir A. Desai
  • Morgan Housel
  • Bill Perkins
  • Rachel Cruze