Just a quick post today listing my favourite 5 Must Read Books for the Financially Free Wannabe. I’ve read several of these books not once, not twice but up to 4 and 5 times, and each time I do, I learn something new or gain a fresh new way of looking at life, finances and my approach to work… I hope you find this list useful!
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason
A very inspirational guide to personal finance and solving money problems which is presented via eleven ancient Babylonian tales, ultimately revealing the way to financial success. A very good read once you get your mind around the style of writing.
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.
Robert explains the theories and thinking behind his strategy and attitude to money. Written in a clear and easy to understand way, Robert illustrates striving to buy, build and create investments and assets that provide cashflow it’s entirely possible for anyone to achieve true financial freedom.
- Awaken the Giant within by Anthony Robbins
One of the greatest Motivational Coaches of all time, Anthony Robbins shares his wealth of knowledge about how the human mind works and how we can condition ourselves to achieve more in our relatively short lifetimes. There’s some excellent exercises to help break bad habits and indeed form some very good habits when it comes to behaviour, work, money and life in general. Well worth a read.
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Tim Ferris.
Again focusing on the passive income / cashflow concept, Tim illustrates how anyone can reduce the working week substantially by cutting out the crap and focusing on what really matters. While it’s hard for the average reader to achieve what Tim has, many of the techniques and theories detailed in this book can be applied by anyone wishing to Achieve and Earn more.
- Rich Dad’s Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money
by Robert Kiyosaki
I don’t like suggesting too many books by the same author incase it looks like I’m jumping on any bandwagons, but I can assure you I’m not when it comes to this book. An excellent eye opener with regard to the current financial crisis. Robert explains in laymans terms exactly how the Financial world confuse and bamboozle the average person for one specific reason – to make money! He explains exactly how many investments work and how we can cover our backs when it comes to investing and making money regardless of what the economy is doing. I’m currently putting into practice some of the ideas and concepts put forward in Conspiracy of the Rich and I’ll keep you up to date with my progress over the coming months.
All of these books have help change the way I think about money, saving & investing, and have set me on the way to retiring long before I reach 65! I hope you find them as beneficial as I do.