The books listed below truly changed my financial life and set me up for success. I believe they can still change people’s lives today.
The 4-Hour Work Week
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris had some amazing ideas and a mindset that resonated with many in the work culture that read it. Some of the ideas have already been heavily exploited since the book came out but still a great read.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a somewhat controversial book and Kiyosaki gets a lot of flack for being short on details. Some of his advice could be considered dishonest and just bad. That being said, some of his general ideas are a good mindset to have. Reconsidering ideas like “a house is your greatest asset” might have saved me from a lot of loss when the real estate collapse happened. This book outlines a fairly simple path to wealth. Focus on acquiring assets and minimizing debts and liabilities. Invest in assets that generate income and capital appreciation. That’s all you really need to do.
The Intelligent Investor
The Intelligent Investor is Warren Buffet’s favorite book on investing. Widely considered to be the world’s greatest investor, it makes sense to see where he learned his investing strategies.
How to Get Started in Real Estate Investment
How to Get Started in Real Estate Investment is a realistic look at real estate investing as well as a takedown of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad. (This guy seriously hates Robert Kiyosaki!). Some of Reed’s writing reads a bit like a rather hilarious takedown of a scam artist.