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10 of The Best Financial Education Books That Wealthy People Read

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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You don’t just need money to build an empire, you need great knowledge, usually from  financial education books that will feed you with nuggets of wisdom needed to amass, maintain and increase your wealth.

There are a number of financial education books that have built a great reputation over the years for providing insightful and mind-opening education that has changed the lives of many people. Finding a book that answers the financial questions that have remained a puzzle in your quest for success is a life-changing experience.

Here is a collection of some of the best financial education books that have shaped the lives of some of the newest wealthy individuals across the globe and inspired them to take up challenges that have made them remarkably successful.

The Best Financial Education Books:

1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is arguably the most insightful book that has changed the way people look at investments and employment. It does not only give insights on how and why you should invest, but also challenges the reader to cultivate this culture among children.

In this book, Robert Kiyosaki will show you the difference between a wealthy man and a poor man and the decisions that define each one of them. Robert Kiyosaki continues these insights in a series of Rich Dad books that you will find useful in financial education such as Unfair Advantage and Rich Dad’s Cash Flow Quadrant.

2. The Millionaire Next Door

Stanley and Danko interviewed a number of millionaires in an effort to find a common denominator among wealthy people. After obtaining these views, the two wrote a book “The Millionaire Next Door‘, which has become one of the most sought after financial education books.

According to the book, the rich budget, live below their means and allow their grown-up children success independently. This will show you how to solve the investing equation on saving and earning money. Perhaps you are always trying to figure out the nature of things that go through the brain of a millionaire.

3. The Intelligent Investor

Warren Buffett describes “The Intelligent Investor” written by Benjamin Graham as the best book that has ever been written on investing. It will give you fundamentals of value investing by taking you through two different approaches of investing especially in stock markets at length. The main emphasis is that you should conduct deep and thorough research on an investment because into translates to superior results.

4. Street Smarts

Jim Rodgers has helped people in realizing that you must be smart in class, in the market and on the street. The book “Street Smarts” gives readers the hard facts on the streets and markets that are intriguing and shrewd. Through this book, you will learn how to predict the markets and tune your finances to take advantage of the next big thing.

5. Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill is popular among millionaires for motivational literature found in his financial education book, Think and Grow Rich. It describes timeless principles for personal achievement; principles of success for every aspect of life. It was written after the great depression of 1929, and is the end product of two decades of research conducted by Napoleon Hill. His research started when Andrew Carnegie (the steel tycoon who was then the richest man on earth) gave him the assignment of organizing a Philosophy of Personal Achievement. Napoleon Hill, who was a poor journalist, armed with just an introductory letter from Carnegie, set out to interview over five hundred successful people including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, George Eastman, William Wrigley Jr. and Charles M. Schwab. Hill then revealed the priceless wisdom of his research in the form of the thirteen steps to success. No matter when this book was written, the stories and lessons are still relative today.

6. One Up On Wall Street

Peter Lynch is one of the authors that was bold enough to expose his readers to the circles of stock markets through his book “One Up On Wall Street.” The author has used a commonsense approach by encouraging the readers to concentrate on what they know instead of chasing the latest fad on Wall Street. The most interesting thing about this book is that it teaches the potential investor to look around them and capitalize on idle resources and untapped opportunities.

7. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is one of the most favorite books for billionaires. In this book John Bogle teaches investors how to follow their investments to ensure that they yield returns. The author teaches wealth owners the significance of diversifying their portfolio and investing for the long term.

8. Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow

People who have derived their wealth from their God-given talents and passion for their jobs read Marsha Sinetar’s book “Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow“. This book is an excellent read for students who are still at their early stages of building their careers and businesses.

9. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker and it will change how you look at yourself and how you make money. This book is excellent as it takes you into the mind and the beliefs of wealthy people. It also includes excellent strategies and plans for you to change your money blueprint and reach financial success. Remember, the change of attitude is just as important as financial education itself, and T. Harv Eker shows you how to switch it up.

10. The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous And Broke

Suze Orman saw the niche in young people who had just left college without any form of financial literacy and wrote a financial education book to enlighten them on the steps to making money.

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke” equips the “illiterate” with the knowledge they need to understand the markets, credit and home ownership to change the attitude of young people who are always intimidated by volumes of financial information provided in the financial markets.

Thank you for checking out our list of the best financial education books.

Please leave a comment and let us know of any financial education books that you have read lately that are worth noting on this list and we will be happy to mention them in an updated version of this post.

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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25 Comments

  1. Douglas

    Dec 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I like reading books and moreover useful books! Big Thanks to your post, i like it very much.

  2. Wes Guerrier

    Oct 16, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Great article!

    Will invest in the few that are missing from my library!

  3. Trentham Whitmore

    Oct 16, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Some great books. We can always learn something from what we read. It is always important though that it isn’t knowledge alone that is powerful, it’s all about how you apply that knowledge!

  4. Michael Zwirn

    Apr 28, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    All are wonderful books, to be sure. And if your mindset is ready to be mentored, expanded and challenged to improve, these are great stepping stones along your path to fulfillment, wisdom and happiness. Following the advice in these books may also help you find within yourself, interesting ways to acquire lots of money.
    Alas, for some though having read any number of them, they shall be left confused, impatient, and therefore unwavering in their quest for mediocrity and bias. As my father often quoted, “We buy ya books and buy ya books, and still ya eat the backs off ’em.”

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