I’m really into managing my finances properly to build the life I want and be in a position to help those in need. I have experienced some low financial points and some high financial points. The most important thing is to learn from experiences and pass on that knowledge to others. Here are just some of the books I’ve read that have helped me along my financial journey.
I Will Teach You To Be Rich
Ramit Sethi wrote this book from a different perspective than most money “experts.” In some ways, it is a beginner’s guide to getting on the best financial path for different goals. But in other ways, the principles can apply to anyone. Ramit’s six-week program starts with the reader as the primary focus. We all have different financial goals and definitions of what it means to be rich. Ramit caters to that fact and lays out a plan to help us learn where to focus our efforts. Most importantly, there’s no guilt involved.
Think And Grow Rich
“Think And Grow Rich” is a timeless classic about building wealth. In the book, Napoleon Hill explains the 13 steps toward riches. A lot of the steps have to do with mindset. For example, we have to start by establishing a desire. Every achievement or creation originates with a thought or desire. This desire must transcend everything else and be definite.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Another classic book that was written by Robert Kiyosaki in 1997 is “Rich Dad Poor Dad.” The main idea is to learn how to be financially independent. Robert discusses things like putting in the work to be financially secure and investing your money to grow your wealth. He presents two different perspectives throughout the book as an example of what is possible.
Financial Success God’s Way
This was an interesting book written from a religious perspective. While I am more spiritual than religious, I have found value in some of the ideas that John and Judy O’Leary laid out. For example, it isn’t enough to have faith in your financial success; you need to take action. Also, plant a seed (i.e., invest) into someone who carries what you want to bring to pass in your life. Giving is a great connector.
The Richest Man In Babylon
Georges S. Clason wrote this classic financial advice book, first published in 1926. Through clever parables, he demonstrates “Seven Cures For A Lean Purse” and “The Five Laws of Gold.” We have to learn how to accumulate wealth first and then manage it. Accumulating wealth will always start with action. One of the best quotes about investing: “Gold [money] slippeth away from the man who invests it in businesses or purposes with which he is not familiar or which are not approved by those skilled in its keep.”
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