“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin
MY PERSONAL BOOK LIST
To be the best, you must learn about the best. This list covers my recommended reading list for those of you interested in pursuing your own personal finance journey. Also included are links to where you can purchase these books yourself.
RICH DAD POOR DAD
One of the first books I read about personal finance, this book will reshape your thinking on what the status quo of living means in the world of money. The belief that pursuing a degree and having a good job is all you need to have a wealthy life is not the truth - in order to become truly wealthy, you must go outside of what people fear in order to gain the wealth you are really searching for. As stated by Kiyosaki himself, "some play to win, while others play to not lose." This book will mold you into a WINNER.
Chris Hogan (Formerly part of Ramsey Solutions Team)
In this book, Chris Hogan dives into researching the countries' average millionaires, and his conclusions are not what you would typically expect. Teachers, farmers, engineers - none of them are white-collar career prospects, but all have achieved a net worth of at least a million dollars. This is a good read to see the grinding of financial independence in the eyes of other families and their lifestyles. It puts a perspective on your own life and paints a picture of what a real millionaire looks like.
THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER
This is the FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE Bible. From his beliefs and practices in his Baby Step program, to destroying debt, to creating a comfortable emergency fund, this book is the pinnacle of where I am today. All of my practices stem from this book along with his course in Financial Peace University. If you're looking to have a fresh start with your finances and don't want to take an extreme path down that road, this book will definitely get you going in the right direction. It teaches you basics in removing debt as well as keeping yourself stable and comfortable along the way.