One can’t get enough information about finance and the financial world in general just by looking at the market’s fluctuations to try to come up with his or her own strategy of success.
Moreover, you clearly can’t just download an app on your smartphone and expect it to teach you everything you have to know about finances – of course not. We still have to rely on reading books.
Why? Because books, in terms of finance, can offer us information about ideas that have been tested and tried on the financial market. After all, it is common knowledge that we learn most things from experience – so it is better to learn finance and strategies from the people that have seen success before.
Therefore, today we’ll present you ten of the best financial books that you have to read if you want to increase your knowledge when it comes to finances and financial strategies. So, lie back in your chair, grab your reading glasses and get ready!
The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson, an internationally acclaimed author, is also a world-renowned teacher; therefore, we can be sure that the information written in her book will help any of those that decide to increase their knowledge in the financial field.
Obviously, the book is based on the Law of Divine Compensation, which is explained in great detail by the author and has as a purpose the elimination of financial stress from someone’s life.
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
In this book, we are introduced to the power of positive thinking – but not a philosophical, dream-like thinking, of course. All of the strategies explained in it are based on practicality and provide the reader with insight on how he or she can get rich – pretty much straightforward, right?
This might be the book for all of us, as getting rich while maintaining a positive attitude is quite difficult – since most people out there turn greedy and cheap.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
Some people may struggle and work for a lifetime until they become successful, while others don’t even have to struggle for it. This book explains to its readers the differences between these two kinds of people while also providing them with tricks that they can apply in their day to day lives in order to reach financial success.
The author claims that he can predict the future of your financial status in five minutes – but he also gives you a plan through which you can increase your money and gain wealth, as well. We think you can safely trust this plan as it took only two and a half years for the author of this book to become a millionaire.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill, the author of this book, didn’t stop at telling only his success story – the book also includes the stories and principles of a variety of businessmen and women that are currently successful.
Reportedly, Think and Grow Rich is considered one of the greatest self-help books that one can find. This is mostly due to the fact that the examples and lessons that it provides its readers with are extracted from the real world and are not based on strategies that might prove successful.
The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
This book by David Bach explains its readers the ways through which they can get rich, but also the requirements that they must fulfill in order to reach their desired financial status.
The Automatic Millionaire might prove itself an interesting read for most people, as it explains how one can get rich easily from the comfort of their home. Moreover, some of the plans and strategies that can be found in this book also mention not having any budget to start with but having enough willpower to get through the plans.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
If you want to start investing in stocks and get rich by doing this, then you have to be the Intelligent Investor. As investing and growing a certain investment can differ from person to person, the author doesn’t offer any advice – instead, he offers principles that one can use as guidelines to grow his or her investments.
Moreover, the pieces of advice in the book rely on a long-term investment strategy type, making it perfect for those that don’t want to risk everything on short-term investments.
Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully by James J. Cramer
First of all, this book comes with a lot of warnings. Why? Because your desires of getting rich quickly may come with careless decisions, decisions that can send you down the way of bankruptcy and poor financial status.
Of course, as the title of the book suggests, the author makes use of his 35 years spent investing to give his readers advice and information on how to carefully get rich. His strategy is based on wealth accumulation and the turning of savings into wealth that will last for a long time.
One Up On Wall Street by Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch, a mutual fund manager, claims that the average investor has more opportunities when it comes to investing in funds than the professional investor. This is because the average one will see even the smallest opportunity and take advantage of it, even if the final profit is nowhere near to getting him or her rich.
But this also means that the average investor will have to be faster than the professional one so that the first can grab an opportunity before the latter.
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
The author of this book is entirely against the slow lane of getting rich – meaning that you shouldn’t be able to say that you are rich only after you are 65 years old and retired.
Instead, this book is based on advice and principles that can guarantee its readers a quick entry on the fast lane of accumulating wealth. MJ DeMarco says that you shouldn’t sacrifice some of your dreams today in order to get rich tomorrow – in this case, tomorrow means being old and rich, therefore, having little purpose for your wealth.
Spirit Driven Success by Dani Johnson
This book is based on the author’s personal experience – and we can definitely learn a thing or two from what she has to say in Spirit Driven Success. She managed to get rich in only a couple of years and not only rich but also a successful businesswoman.
In her book, you will find secrets that have passed the test of time and proved to be effective in getting you on your road to success. Moreover, the book will also tell you which of your habits stop you from being successful and keep you in a continuous state of financial struggle.