10 Best Finance Books

Toby Bower
By: Toby Bower
Posted: April 2, 2014
From big names to up-and-comers, BadCredit.org experts share their picks for the top resources in the personal finance industry.

Although our financial system can seem complex, having a basic understanding of it is crucial to keeping more of your hard-earned money. A little education can go a long way toward helping you achieve your financial goals.

In order to help you begin, or to offer more resources to those who already have a head start, we’ve put together this list of the 10 Best Finance Books everyone should read.

Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin

If you prefer a more modern and current account of our financial system, this is the gripping behind-the-scenes story of how our banking system almost collapsed in 2007 and how close we came to a second Great Depression. Using a gripping style of writing and acute insights, the author paints a terrifying scene, while teaching us lessons about greed.

Social Clout: 463,000+ followers, 6,507+ likes

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

First written in 1949 and updated many times since then, this is the book Warren Buffet points to most often when talking about his success. By the way, Benjamin Graham was a mentor to Buffet – widely considered the best investor of all time.

Social Clout: 4.5 Amazon star rating

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley & William Danko

If you think you know what a millionaire looks and acts like, you need to read this book. In it, the authors describe how the wealthy really become wealthy (hint: it’s not by inheriting it.) This is a finance book for anyone who wants to discover the secrets to building wealth.

Social Clout: 12,200+ followers

The Alchemy of Finance by George Soros

George Soros is considered one of the most successful investors in history, and this is his best-selling book on financial systems. It describes investing principles as well as world financial systems. It may be considered an advanced book for some, but it is one of the best books ever written on finance.

Social Clout: 4 Amazon star rating

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Following the Great Depression, Napoleon Hill interviewed hundreds of successful people, including John D. Rockefeller, in an effort to discover their secrets. He spent decades in writing this book and considers it one of his most important contributions.

Social Clout: 4.4 Amazon star rating

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

Using simple strategies, Eker shows how a change in attitude can make a big difference in your level of financial success. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about your personal “money blueprint” and how to change it, this is the finance book for you. This book also will teach you to identify limiting financial beliefs and how successful people approach the same problems very differently from others.

Social Clout: 267,000+ likes, 70,700+ followers

Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez

The subtitle for this book is “9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence.” It is truly a step-by-step guide designed to teach people how to reorder their financial priorities and live a more fulfilling life.

Social Clout: 4.2 Amazon star rating

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

This is another classic, often referred to as the inspiration behind other successful books on finance. The author uses parables and stories set in ancient Babylon to impart the principles of good financial habits.

Social Clout: 4.6 Amazon star rating

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle

John Bogle is the extremely successful founder of Vanguard Mutual Funds and a champion for small investors everywhere. His book describes how to maximize investment returns and how anyone can beat Wall Street. His low maintenance investing style and advice for average people have made this a long-time favorite among long-term investors.

Social Clout: 4.5 Amazon star rating

The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton

This is a book on finances and money management for those who prefer more of a story-telling style. Very funny and entertaining while providing plenty of good lessons, Chilton explains how anyone can achieve financial independence if they stick to the right plan.

Social Clout: 28,000+ followers

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