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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Personal Finance: Couples
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
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.
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.