You will never stop hearing me say that you have to read. Reading is the open door to anything you want out of life. Besides just being fun, it is the first step to doing and being anything. I’m sure there are an infinite amount of books that have been written about money including how to get it, how to make it, how to save it, and how to multiply it. It would be useless to try to list them all here. However, it is easy for me to tell you my favorite books on the subject because there are only four. They are:
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason – I love this book because it is short, sweet, entertaining, and shows tangible ways where one can start right where they are to “Get Thy Purse to Fattening.” Read it then read it again. Keep this book on standby. When you need a money pick me up, read this book again. My love of this book was recently solidified by the Live Richer Challenge by the The Budgetnista. Reading part of this book is on Day 2 of the Live Richer Challenge. Can you say awesomesauce?
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki – I’ve mentioned this author and his work in other posts and I’m sure this won’t be the last time. Robert Kiyosaki introduced me to the concept of passive income (and no I have not mastered this concept yet but I will get there). He pushes financial literacy although not in the way you might think. I can’t wait to talk to you about this one.
- Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice by Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill – I read this book many years ago and it had a profound affect on me. Not until after high school did it even occur to me that I could accomplish more financially and than what my birth had dictated. Yes, your grandma certainly taught me about the importance of education. She stressed that a degree would allow me to make more money. However, I didn’t truly understand that real wealth was an option. This book introduced me to that concept.
- The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko – This book showed me that everything that glitters isn’t gold. Just because someone is walking around with a lot of fancy and/or expensive things, it does not mean they have any actual money or are financially well off. Many well off people don’t flaunt what they have because it’s not necessary for everyone to know what they have. Subtlety is the name of the game.
I hope you love reading as much as I do and I can’t wait to talk to you about these books and more!