My Top 60 Books Recommended to Read for Personal Finance


Book Name


Book Site

1. Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich

A classic on personal success and wealth creation, exploring the power of positive thinking, goal-setting, and persistence.


2. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad

This book challenges traditional notions about money and provides insights on building wealth and financial independence.


3. Dave Ramsey

The Total Money Makeover

Offering practical advice, Ramsey presents a step-by-step plan for getting out of debt, saving money, and achieving financial freedom.


4. George S. Clason

The Richest Man in Babylon

Set in ancient Babylon, this book imparts timeless financial wisdom through parables, teaching principles of saving, investing, and wealth accumulation.


5. Benjamin Graham

The Intelligent Investor

Graham provides insights into value investing, teaching readers to analyze stocks and make sound investment decisions for long-term success.


6. Vicki Robin

Your Money or Your Life

This book helps individuals transform their relationship with money and achieve financial independence by focusing on values, purpose, and conscious spending.


7. Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit

While not strictly a personal finance book, it explores the science behind habits and offers insights into how changing our habits can positively impact our financial lives.


8. T. Harv Eker

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Eker delves into the mindset and belief systems that differentiate the wealthy from the average person, providing strategies for achieving financial success.


9. Tony Robbins

Money: Master the Game

Robbins interviews some of the world’s most successful investors and shares their insights to help readers master their financial lives and achieve financial freedom.


10. David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire

Bach offers a step-by-step plan for achieving financial security and retiring early through automated savings, smart investments, and a mindful approach to money.


11. Suze Orman

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

Geared towards young adults, Orman provides practical advice on managing money, paying off debt, and building a solid financial foundation for a secure future.


12. Ramit Sethi

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Sethi offers a 6-week personal finance program, focusing on automating finances, optimizing savings and investments, and achieving a rich life in the present and future.


13. John C. Bogle

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group, advocates for low-cost index fund investing and provides insights on long-term investment strategies and the importance of simplicity in investing.


14. Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass at Making Money

Sincero combines personal finance advice with self-help principles to inspire readers to overcome mindset blocks and create wealth through aligning their thoughts with financial success.


15. Thomas J. Stanley

The Millionaire Next Door

“Why aren’t I as wealthy as I should be?” Many people ask this question of themselves all the time. Often they are hard-working, well educated middle- to high-income people.


16. J.D. Roth

Your Money: The Missing Manual

This comprehensive guide covers various aspects of personal finance, including budgeting, saving, investing, and retirement planning, providing readers with practical strategies for financial success.


17. Vicki Robin

Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth

Robin explores the connection between our food choices and our finances, advocating for conscious consumption, local food systems, and the financial benefits of eating locally and sustainably.


18. Grant Cardone

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

Cardone challenges readers to set higher goals, take massive action, and adopt a mindset of extreme dedication to achieve extraordinary financial success.


19. Thomas J. Stanley

Stop Acting Rich…And Start Living Like a Real Millionaire

Stanley dispels myths about wealth and presents findings from his research on the behaviors and habits of millionaires, offering insights on how to live a fulfilled life while building wealth.


20. David Chilton

The Wealthy Barber

David Chilton breaks down the many riddles of personal finance in this revised edition of one of the best-selling financial planning books ever written, assisting you in becoming financially independent.


21 Vicki Robin

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence

Sethi combines personal finance strategies with mindfulness principles to help readers transform their relationship with money, achieve financial independence, and live a fulfilling life.


22. John Bogle

Common Sense on Mutual Funds

Bogle, the founder of Vanguard Group, shares his insights on mutual funds, investment strategies, and long-term wealth building, emphasizing the importance of low-cost index fund investing.


23. Charles Schwab

Invested: Changing Forever the Way Americans Invest

Schwab provides a comprehensive guide to investing, offering insights on stock selection, portfolio management, and the mindset required to become a successful investor.


24. Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Although not strictly a personal finance book, Sincero’s self-help guide inspires readers to overcome self-doubt, cultivate a positive mindset, and unleash their potential in all aspects of life, including finances.


25. Robert G. Allen

Multiple Streams of Income

Allen explores various income streams beyond traditional employment, providing strategies and ideas for generating multiple sources of income to build wealth and achieve financial security.


26. Thomas J. Stanley

The Millionaire Mind

Stanley delves into the mindset and behaviors of self-made millionaires, offering insights into their attitudes towards money, wealth creation, and the habits that contribute to their financial success.


27. Jen Sincero

Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick

Sincero guides readers in developing empowering habits that support personal growth, success, and financial well-being, emphasizing the importance of consistent action and positive behavior patterns.


28. Bari Tessler

The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness

Tessler combines money management techniques with mindfulness and emotional awareness, helping readers transform their relationship with money, heal financial wounds, and cultivate financial well-being.


29. James Clear

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

While not focused solely on finance, Clear’s book explores the science of habit formation, offering practical strategies for building positive financial habits and breaking detrimental ones.


30. Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass Every DaySincero provides daily strategies and inspiration to help readers overcome challenges, cultivate resilience, and unleash their full potential in all areas of life, including their financial journey.


31. Peter Lynch

One Up On Wall Street

Lynch shares his investment strategies and insights gained during his successful career as a mutual fund manager, providing guidance on how to identify promising stocks and make informed investment decisions.


32. Elizabeth Dunn

Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending

Dunn explores the connection between money and happiness, offering research-backed insights and practical advice on how to spend money in ways that maximize well-being and create lasting happiness.


33. Chris Guillebeau

The Money Tree: A Story About Finding the Fortune in Your Own Backyard

The Money Tree uses a compelling story with captivating characters to share its core insight: You are never at the mercy of fortune as long as you have an appetite for hard work and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone.


34. Daniel H. Pink

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Although not strictly about money, Pink’s book explores the science of motivation, providing insights on intrinsic motivation and the factors that drive us to excel, which can be applied to financial success.


35. Thomas J. Stanley

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

Stanley reveals the common characteristics and behaviors of everyday millionaires, challenging misconceptions about wealth and offering practical advice on building wealth through frugality and smart financial choices.


36. Vicki Dominguez, Joe; Robin

Your Money Or Your Life

Ultimate makeover of this bestselling classic, ensuring that its time-tested wisdom applies to people of all ages and covers modern topics like investing in index funds, managing revenue streams like side hustles and freelancing, tracking your finances online, and having difficult conversations about money.


37. Ramit Sethi

I Will Teach You to Be Rich: No Guilt. No Excuses. No B.S. Just a 6-Week Program That Works

Sethi offers a practical 6-week program that covers all aspects of personal finance, from saving and budgeting to investing and automating financial systems, providing a roadmap to financial success.


38. David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

Bach introduces the concept of “paying yourself first” and offers a simple plan to automate savings and investments, helping readers achieve financial security and build wealth over time.


39. Ken Honda

Happy Money

Stanley challenges the belief that displaying wealth is a sign of financial success, instead providing insights into the behaviors and lifestyles of true millionaires, emphasizing frugality and financial independence.


40. Taresh Bhatia

The Richness Principles

Have you ever felt the yearning to be a rich person? Have you felt the urge not to work for money but rather see your money working for you? Many such astounding figures and questions enticed the author to research.


41. Tony Robbins

Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook

Robbins delves into the world of investing and offers guidance on building a resilient financial portfolio, providing strategies to navigate market fluctuations and achieve long-term financial freedom.


42. Burton G. Malkiel

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Malkiel explores the principles of efficient markets and advocates for low-cost, passive index fund investing as a strategy for long-term wealth accumulation, debunking common investment myths along the way.


43. Tal Ben-Shahar

Happier: Can you learn to be Hap-py?

Bogle shares his insights on mutual fund investing, providing guidance on selecting funds, understanding expenses, and adopting a long-term investment approach to achieve financial goals.


44. Tal Ben-Shahar

Choose the Life You Want


45. Seth Godin

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

Godin discusses the concept of “the dip,” the challenging period between starting something new and achieving mastery, helping readers understand when to persevere and when to quit, providing insights applicable to financial pursuits.


47. Napoleon Hill

Outwitting the Devil

Hill reveals his interview with the “devil” where he exposes the strategies used to keep people from achieving success and financial independence, offering insights on overcoming obstacles and mastering one’s destiny.


48. James Rickards

The New Case for Gold

Rickards discusses the role of gold in the global monetary system, providing an in-depth analysis of its historical significance, the risks of fiat currencies, and the potential benefits of investing in gold as a store of value.


49. Napoleon Hill

The Master Key to Riches – A Sequel to Think and Grow Rich

A Lifetime of Study Condensed and Clarified In 1908, Andrew Carnegie challenged Hill to discover and publish the practical Philosophy of Achievement that Carnegie knew existed, but had never been assembled


50. David Bach

Smart Women Finish Rich

Bach provides financial advice tailored specifically to women, addressing the unique challenges they face in achieving financial security and independence, offering practical strategies for building wealth and financial success.