I envy you if you’re someone who knows what you’re doing with your money. For the most of us, navigating our finances is just about as easy as working through a maze blindfolded and with out hands behind our backs. If you’re looking for some assistance with making over or building your finances, these books will help you sort things out once and for all.
- The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need by Scott Pape
Over 1.5 million copies of this book have been sold, so chances are you know one or two people who abide by Pape’s rules already. Written by experienced financial advisor and newspaper columnist Scott Pape, this no B.S. approach to finance lays out all you need to know about finance, from super to your mortgage. Whatever spot you’re in in life, this book will help you make over your money situation.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
Both an Amazon and a Wall Street Journal best seller, Dr Covey’s book has sold a mind-boggling 10 million copies. It’s more philosophically based than Pape’s more pragmatic text, helping you to change your approach to looking at the world and its interaction with finance. First taking you through what he calls a ‘paradigm shift,’ Covey then details the seven habits that will both help you understand the intricacies of business while helping you establish a simple method for money management.
- The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsay
Finance guru Dave Ramsay has written five New York Times bestsellers, and this particular book has sold over five million copies alone. Ramsay will help guide you towards ridding yourself of debt, for starters, to make way for future financial success. He also warns of the ten money myths to look out for, and then gives some sage advice on how you can build up your savings to make sure you’re set for the future.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
This book is the #1 personal finance book of all time. Through personal anecdotes, Kiyosaki takes you through the his principle that you don’t have to earn a stack of money to be rich – you should make your money work for you, not the other way around. Taking you through what school didn’t teach you about money (and what you should teach your kids about it) and giving definitive definitions of assets and liabilities, it’s a money guide that anyone, no matter what your financial background, can apply to their life.