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 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.
You Need A Budget, by Jesse Mecham
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 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 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.
Personal Finance: Investing
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, by John Bogle
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.
Broke Millenial Takes on Investing, by Erin Lowry
This book breaks down the basics of investing for a generation that needs this information more than ever.
The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three Fund Portfolio,
by Taylor Larimore
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.
The Book on Rental Property Investing,
by Brandon Turner
Interested in passive income? This book is a great, comprehensive primer on the topic of rental property investing.
Personal Finance: Couples
The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language, by Scott and Bethany Palmer
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.
Smart Couples Finish Rich, by David Bach
Another good read that focuses on how couples can settle their money differences.
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.