BOOKS

I love using books as resources. All of the information is in one place, laid out in an orderly fashion. I have read all of these books (and more!), and I will continue adding to this list if I feel like a book is worth your time. Happy reading!

Personal Finance: General

The Millionaire Next Door, by William D. Danko and Thomas J. Stanley

A classic, this book redefined what it takes to become a millionaire. You can read my full review here. 

Other spin-off books include Millionaire Women Next Door and The Next Millionaire Next Door.

The Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is on a mission to makeover your money. His famous seven baby steps are outlined in this book. You can read my full review here.

The Automatic Millionaire, by David Bach

Who wouldn't want to become an automatic millionaire? David Bach shows us how the idea of paying yourself first really pays off.

Other related books: Smart Women Finish Rich and Smart Couples Finish Rich.

Your Money Or Your Life, by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

This book has become a must-read for those pursuing FIRE (financial independence/retire early). Vicki Robin was living the FIRE lifestyle way before it became a catchy acronym, and she shares her thoughts in this book.

The White Coat Investor, by James Dahle MD

Dr. Dahle has created a resource that is especially helpful for physicians. Although some of the advice is specific to physicians, veterinarians can also come away from this book with valuable information.

The Richest Man in Babylon, by George S. Clason

Written nearly 100 years ago, this book still rings true for readers today. The short stories and parables in this book are engaging, written with a unique voice. This is the type of book that will continue to stand the test of time.

The Behavior Gap, by Carl Richards

People are not wired to think of money in a rational way, and Carl Richards has the knack for showing this in very simple, yet powerful illustrations. I also really enjoyed The One Page Financial Plan. 

Personal Finance: Investing

The late John Bogle has revolutionized the lives of average investors. The founder of Vanguard created the first index fund and was a passionate proponent for lowering the cost of investing and empowering anyone to start investing.

The Simple Path to Wealth, by JL Collins

Originally written as a letter to his daughter, JL Collins offers his advice for how people can invest with a very simple portfolio. This is a good introduction to investing for those that need to learn some basics.

The "King of the Bogleheads" explains the many benefits of the Three Fund portfolio, a strategy that is simple and more likely to beat active investing. This is another good book for beginners who are interested in designing and managing their own portfolios.

This book focuses on the psychology of money; specifically, how couples can strengthen their relationship by understanding each other's money personality. For those who feel like they've married their polar opposite when it comes to money, give this book a read.

Personal Finance: For Millenials

Broke Millenial, by Erin Lowry

Erin Lowry speaks to the specific financial concerns of millenials in this book. The Great Recession has not been kind to the millennial generation, but she shows that they can still take control of their money.

I Will Teach You To Be Rich, by Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi walks you through a 6 week plan to get your finances in order. He uses some much needed humor to talk about personal finance.

Get Money, by Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong speaks from her own experience as a struggling millenial journalist and encourages her readers to get money. Her articles frequently discuss the subjects of money, gender, and career.