“If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren’t broad enough to sustain you.”


Reading Is always In Style

Fortunately, you don’t have to read hundreds of books on personal finance to seriously improve your wealth. It’s 2021 and I still think reading is the best way to learn.

Tons of successful people (Buffet, Gates, and Matthis to name a few) are avid readers. That’s not a coincidence.

We are passionate about personal finance and have read many books on the subject. Some are good but not all are worth sharing.

You don’t have time for the okay books. These are the best we’ve seen so far.

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

There’s a reason he is one of the most revered names in personal finance. His books speak to the needs of most people: getting out of debt. Being a millionaire is cool, but you won’t be able to do that if you don’t tackle your debt first. This book is a key building block of financial success.

If you’re looking to crush debt, this is the book for you.

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki

This book is so damn motivating I bought not one, but two houses within a year of reading it. One of my favorite takeaways is that you should buy assets to fund your lifestyle. Want that new Tesla? Then buy an asset like a rental property that will make the car payments for you.

If you’re like me then you find most of the cheesy mindset instagram post’s to be laughable at best. This book is not that.

The Changing World Order by Ray Dalio

Imagine being such a good investor that people give you $160 billion to invest. That’s how much his company manages. The forward thinking and transparent culture of Bridgewater Associates allowed them to successfully predict the Great Recession in 2008. This book is their thoughts on how empires rise and fall and the current and future standing of China and the US.

I love the unique data he is able to gather and display through visual charts. It breaks down complex topics into easy to understand principles. It also drives home that personal finance involves opening your mind to new perspectives and learning more about the world around you.

The US/China relationship is going to affect everything- including your wealth.

How To Get All These Books For Free

Amex Platinum+ Amazon Audible=Free Books Every Month

I use audible every day to listen to books like these as I drive to work. You get unlimited access to thousands of books and podcast for $7.95/month. Also, the first month is completely free.

The American Express Platinum has a digital services credit of up to $20/month. So if you use it to pay for this service it’s completely free.

We are a personal finance blog so of course I couldn’t leave you without a way to make your money go further.

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