Finances can sound like a bad word to some people. Usually to people who don’t have their finances in order. If you fall into that category – it is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of! It is astounding how many adults do not know how to take care of their finances. But rarely do they teach ‘budgeting’ and ‘saving’, and other basic financial principles that help build wealth, at school. So, as a pretty easy way to get an education – here are our Top 5 Financial Books that have helped us to achieve financial greatness!
Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover
You’ve probably heard of Dave Ramsey, even if you aren’t familiar with the things he teaches. You can visit his website to get tons of free resources! And he is on countless podcasts and even has his own radio show. All of those are fantastic resources to help you along your financial journey. But hands down – we LOVE this book and recommend it to everyone we know!
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This incredible book is written by Eva Rosenberg, and is an Award-Winner in the “Business: Personal Finance/Investing” category of the 2016 International Book Awards. She wants you to keep more of your hard-earned money at tax time! Deduct Everything is your new guide to lowering your annual tax bill! This comprehensive guide to legal deductions, credits and loopholes covers:
– Rules of thumb for record-keeping and how to stay organized
– Secrets to mortgage, tax and insurance deductions
– Maximizing work-related expenses
– Making the most of medical expense and health savings accounts
– Strategies for utilizing deductions and credits for education
– Bonus: Lots of tips on how to make more money–some of it tax-free
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What’s the secret to becoming a millionaire? David Bach, the national bestselling author of Smart Women Finish Rich, Smart Couples Finish Rich, and Start Late, Finish Rich is pretty sure he knows the answer. The Automatic Millionaire starts with the powerful story of an average American couple – he’s a low-level manager, and she’s a beautician – whose joint income never exceeds $55,000 a year, yet who somehow manage to own two homes debt-free, put two kids through college, and retire at 55 with more than $1 million in savings. Through their story, you’ll learn the surprising fact that you cannot get rich with a budget! (What?? Well, read the book before you dump your budget altogether!)
You can see why this is in our top financial books list – because that is very similar to our story! And it can be yours as well! Check out the book here.
Thou Shall Prosper
Rabbi Daniel Lapin authored this incredible book that takes a practical approach to create wealth based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom. This book is a great source of practical and spiritual financial wisdom found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture. It details the ten permanent principles that never change and explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. ‘Thou Shall Prosper’ is not just for people of Jewish decent! It is for anyone and everyone who is interested in creating wealth and finding more purpose in the work that they do.
This is a long read, and you can listen to it on Audible, or buy it here. It is definitely worth the time though, so go ahead and add it to your list of top financial books too!
The Smartest Money Book You’ll Ever Read
Dan Solin has some solid advice when it comes to investing, managing portfolios and your 401(k)s, and planning for retirement. But that’s not it! f you have questions about whether you should own a home, how to manage your debt, how to invest, and SO many more questions – The Smartest Money Book You’ll Ever Read has the answers! And it will guide you to financial independence for a lifetime–and beyond. This was an easy and enjoyable read, but also had so many practical tips that we definitely took lots of notes! And you are going to want to do the same. Get ready to understand, and then create a plan for financial success, for you and your whole family. You can get your copy here!
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We hope you enjoy these books as much as we do! We like to revisit these books every now and again, especially if we have gotten a little loose with our spending and feel like we need a refresher. But for the most part, the lessons we have learned from these books have created an entire lifestyle pivot, so they are things we are living out daily.
If you enjoyed this blog post on our top financial books, we think you will enjoy this post about finances as well! Let us know if you have a financial book that has helped you on your journey in the comments below!