Ask the Readers: What’s Your Favorite Personal Finance Book?

by Jason Unger

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As part of our never-ending journey to learn as much as we can about money management, investing and personal finance, you’ve likely read a few books that really taught you something or made you see the topic in a whole new manner.

The beautiful thing is that there are so many books to read. The problem is that there’s never enough time to read them all.

So if you’re just starting out on your financial journey, you’re probably wondering where you should get started. (First place: 7 Personal Finance Books You Need to Read)

Readers, let’s help out people looking for a good personal finance book by suggesting your favorite in the comments below. Share the book, who it’s written by, and why you like it.

I’ll start: I thoroughly enjoyed The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer and Michael LeBoeuf. It was the first book I read on real investing, teaching me all about investing in index funds and the right way to treat money.

What’s your favorite personal finance book? Let everyone know in the comments below.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ken January 22, 2010 at 8:02 am

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Your Money or Your Life – Dominguez

Jason Unger January 22, 2010 at 8:15 am

@Ken – I had the hardest time getting through Your Money or Your Life. I don’t know why — maybe because I had read a ton of PF books already, and it seemed a little “Yeah, I already know that …” or maybe because of when it was written.

Could just be me, though.

LeeD January 22, 2010 at 10:32 am

For me it’s still The Richest Man In Babylon. Simple lessons, delivered clearly and entertainingly.

Pat D January 24, 2010 at 2:40 am

The best one – Your money or your Life -especially the wall chart idea
and the concept of enough.
Anything by Harry Dent for how the boomer generation is and has and will change history financially.
The Richest Man in Babylon to me is just OK.

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