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19 Best Finance Books That The Richest People Read

19 Best Finance Books That The Richest People Read

If you want to become one of the richest people, should you just read what they read?

Maybe.

But there’s more. Besides getting the information the wealthy are getting, more importantly, you should also learn thinking about money and prosperity like they do.

You Need These 2 Types of Finance Books:

1. The financial information in black and white, tried and true. Follow it and you’re bound to succeed.

2. Your own inside ideas and beliefs about money may need to be shifted. Without doing this, no black and white money plans will ever work for the long term or even at all.  There are books that deal with both below.

Read both types of books and you may be well on your way to be a rich.

    The Law of Divine Compensation, On Work, Money and Miracles

    by Marianne Williamson

    According to Marianne Williamson, our thoughts create our financial reality.

    “In our ability to think about something differently lies the power to make it different”.

    This is a book of work, money and miracles.

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      The Science of Getting Rich

      by Wallace Wattles
      This book from 1910 provided the intellectual framework for many personal wealth-building seminars.  Wallace Wattle believed that how you think about your ability to accumulate wealth is how you create wealth. If you believe that money is evil, you won’t be wealthy.

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        The 50th Law

        by 50 Cent and Robert Greene

        Robert Greene is an American author and speaker known for his books on strategy, power and seduction. He has written four international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law with 50 Cent.

        This book is recommended by top entrepreneur’s, with the central theme of this being fearlessness, something much needed in re-framing your thoughts about wealth, being rich, and that anyone can make it financially.

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          Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

          by T. Harv Eker

          This is my personal favorite. It is written by T. Harv Eker, a man that made it to the top a few times and delves into the mind and beliefs of wealthy people.

          It has strategies that are simple to follow and he offers a free, live event to learn the tools in this book. He says the change of attitude is just as important as financial education and he shows you just how to do this.

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            How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt & Live Prosperously

            by Jerrold Mundis

            This may be the book you want to pick first.  Many wealthy individuals live frugally at first and understand the importance of eradicating your debt. Then you can go ahead and create your wealth.

            Don’t skip this one.

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              Think and Grow Rich

              by Napoleon Hill

              This book was written after the 1929 great depression and took two decades of research that the author Napoleon Hill conducted.

              He was a poor journalist and interviewed over five hundred people that were successful. John D. Rockefeller, George Eastman, W. Wrigley Jr., and Charles Schwab, and more. This book is his research in the form of steps that are still relevant today.

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                The Automatic Millionaire

                by David Bach

                This book is a great start. It’s a common sense approach that is step by step.

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                  The Intelligent Investor of Practical Counsel

                  by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

                  Written in 1949, Warren Buffet has turned to this book often.

                  “Chapters 8 and 20 have been the bedrock of my investing activities for more than 60 years,” he says. “I suggest that all investors read those chapters and reread them every time the market has been especially strong or weak.”

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                    The Investment Answer

                    by Daniel C. Goldie, CFA, CFP and Gordon S. Murray

                    Gordon Murray teamed up with his financial adviser, Daniel Goldie after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. This is a simple guide to investing.

                    “I don’t think you can get a better unbiased approach. The guy has nothing to gain other than to give his last and best advice,” says Steve Lockshin, founder and chairman of Convergent Wealth Advisors.

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                      Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully

                      by James J. Cramer
                      Jim Cramer’s new book if full of research and logic.

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                        One Up On Wall Street

                        by Peter Lynch

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                        The Author, Peter Lynch gives you information on how he invests and uses a sensible approach.  He includes how to view important factors when making an investment choice such as how to analyze a company.

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                          Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons In Life

                          by Richard Branson

                          “In Screw It, Let’s Do It I’ll be looking forwards to the future. A lot has changed since I founded Virgin in 1968, and I’ll explain how I intend to take my business and my ideas to the next level and the new and exciting areas – such as launching Virgin Fuels – into which Virgin is currently moving.

                          But I have also brought together all the important lessons, good advice and inspirational adages that have helped me along the road to success”.

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                            The Richest Man in Babylon

                            by George S. Clason
                            George S. Clason’s parables about acquiring wealth have inspired investors since the 1920s.  He emphasizes charitable giving, and saving over spending.

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                              The Millionaire Fast Lane

                              by M J DeMarco

                              One of his strategies:  to use the volatility of the financial markets to get rich quickly and enjoy it now.

                              “Show me a 22-year-old who got rich investing in mutual funds. Show me the man who earned millions in three years by maximizing his 401k. Show me the young twenty-something who got rich clipping coupons. Where are these people? They don’t exist.”

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                                The Millionaire Next Door

                                by Thomas Stanley and William Danko

                                By an Amazon reviewer: “Every now and then very, very special book comes along with a “aha” and this is such a book. Many people are spending their way through high incomes—keeping up with the “JONESES” high profile lifestyle’s encumbered with high debt and zero savings. I worked for a millionaire one time who said “Money buys clothes, clothes don’t buy anything!” He advised us to buy our “toys” clothes, cars, vacations etc. off profits of profits and never spend principal!” That is the basic premise of this book – build profits, then enjoy them – but don’t spend principal.”

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                                  Rich Dad Poor Dad

                                  by Robert T. Kiyosaki

                                  “An eighth-grade dropout who spends less than he earns is smarter than a college professor who can’t make ends meet”

                                  This book makes it to most lists on financial freedom and wealth. He says that the key to great wealth is a person’s ability to convert earned income, such as a paycheck into passive income.

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                                    Spirit Driven Success

                                    by Dani Johnson
                                    This book is based on her personal experience as one of the most sought after success coaches in the world, and a self-made multi-millionaire. Inside, you’ll discover the spiritual keys that unlock the door to true wealth. You’ll also uncover the habits that lead to poverty and the lies about money.

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                                      The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

                                      by John C. Bogle
                                      The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns is a 2007 book on index investing, by John C. Bogle, the founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group.

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                                        Market Wizards

                                        by Jack D. Schwager

                                        Market Wizards is a book written by Jack D. Schwager and published in 1988 in which he interviews a wide range of traders with excellent track records of profitability.

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                                        You are now armed with 19 books on how to think like the rich and how to invest like they do.

                                        Here is my challenge:

                                        Read one book a week for the next 19 weeks and in less than a half a year you could be well on your way to a future of wealth, profit and freedom to live the life you desire.

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                                        25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education

                                        25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education

                                        Whether you’re five or ninety five, the internet has a lot to offer. Particularly when the topic is education, the resources on the internet are endless.

                                        Best of all, many high quality sites are completely free. From history to coding, excellent free online education awaits on the following 25 sites.

                                        1. Coursera

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                                          Coursera is a website that partners with universities and organizations around the world. This brings a wide variety of topics and perspectives to one searchable database.

                                          Coursera is a powerful tool for free online education, and includes courses from many top universities, museums and trusts. This gives the site an extremely wide range of in-depth courses.

                                          Coursera is extremely useful if you’re looking to study many different topics, or want courses from different schools and groups.

                                          2. Khan Academy

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                                            Partnering with many post secondary schools, Khan Academy offers a useable, well organized interface. Also curating many courses from around the web, Khan Academy offers impressive depth on many different subjects.

                                            Among the more well known educational sites, Khan Academy is also incredibly useable, which may make it easier to keep learning goals.

                                            3. Open Culture Online Courses

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                                              If you are struggling to find exactly the material you are looking for, try Open Culture’s listing of free online education courses. The page highlights 1000 lectures, videos and podcasts from universities around the world. The site features a lot of material found only on universities private sites, all in easy to browse categories. This means you can find hundreds of university courses, without having to visit and search each university’s own site.

                                              Open Culture’s list features courses from England, Australia, Wales and many state universities around the United States. A very helpful resource for finding many courses in one area of study.

                                              4. Udemy 

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                                                Udemy’s free courses are similar in concept to Coursera’s but additionally allows users to build custom courses from lessons.

                                                Working with many top professors and schools, the site mixes the customizable platform of other sites with a heavy emphasis on top quality content. This is another site however, that mixes free and paid content.

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                                                5. Academic Earth

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                                                  Another site with courses from many different schools is Academic Earth. Much like the three sites above, Academic Earth brings together top notch courses from many different sources, and focuses on offering a wide variety of subjects.

                                                  Academic Earth lists courses by subject and school, so it might be easier to find what you’re looking for.

                                                  6. edX

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                                                    Another great option for free online education is edX. Also bringing together courses from many different schools, the site has impressive, quality information for everyone. edX covers a great range of topics.

                                                    7. Alison

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                                                      Unlike the previous sites on this lists, Alison is a free education site offering certification in some areas. Alison offers courses mainly in business, technology, and health, but also includes language learning courses.

                                                      It’s a great option if users need certification for their learning as Alison also offers school curriculum courses.

                                                      8. iTunesU Free Courses

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                                                        A very convenient place for free online education is iTunesU, because it integrates seamlessly with your iPod, or any app-ready Apple mobile device. On iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, users download the iTunesU app.

                                                        Desktop users can access  iTunesU on the upper right hand corner of the iTunes Store. iTunesU is also convenient because the store is categorized much like iTunes.

                                                        Users can search learning materials in many different ways, including genre and topic. However, courses are often a mix of free podcasts or videos, and paid content.

                                                        ITunesU does include courses on a pretty wide scope of topics, but does not integrate with Android, Google or Windows mobile devices.

                                                        9. Stanford Online

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                                                          Your hub for all the online offerings from Stanford University, Stanford Online offers self-paced and session based courses. While Coursera features some courses from Stanford, many classes are only available via other hosts. Some courses require iTunes, but most are completed in your web browser.

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                                                          Stanford Online is a great site for high quality courses, though the topics are somewhat limited compared to sites partnered with more than one school.

                                                          10. Harvard Extension

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                                                            Like Stanford Online, Harvard Extension features free online education courses from Harvard only. This is another excellent source for top notch course material, though the course variety is less rich than multi-school sites.

                                                            Additionally, Harvard Extension allows you to search for courses by professional certificate. This makes it much easier if your online education goal includes certification.

                                                            11. Open Yale Courses

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                                                              Open Yale Courses echoes Harvard Extension and Stanford Online, in that it offers only courses from Yale. While the site is similarly limited to topics taught at the school, Open Yale Courses offers a lot of videos of actual campus lectures. The availability of videos makes the site a great option if you’re looking for quality courses, but learn better by watching than by reading.

                                                              12. UC Berkeley Class Central

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                                                                Much like the other schools on this list, UC Berkeley has a variety of free online education options. The school has slightly fewer courses than the schools above, but includes some supplementary lectures, webcasts and RSS Feeds, making it easy to keep up with the topics you choose.

                                                                13. MIT OpenCourseWare

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                                                                  Similarly, MIT offers a variety of free courses. The school has a comparable number of courses to the schools above, plus includes very in-depth course materials on the subjects available. MIT also offers free RSS feeds, a convenient way to continue learning.

                                                                  14. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative

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                                                                    Carnegie Mellon’s free online education site is comparable with the other school’s on this list, however, Open Learning Initiative also covers a smaller range of topics. But for the topics that are covered impressive, in-depth material is available.

                                                                    15. Codecademy

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                                                                      Codecademy is a website dedicated specifically to teaching coding. Where other coding sites follow an example/practice session workflow, Codecademy includes a live practice window. This means you can practice coding while still viewing the lesson material.

                                                                      The courses at Codecademy are well written and easy to follow and the website is organized very nicely. Codecademy features a centralized dashboard where you can monitor your progress, plus organizes lessons into complete modules. This lets you learn an entire language without needing to pick the next course manually.

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                                                                      16. Code

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                                                                        Code is another website focused on coding and app writing. A site with high quality courses, Code also features learning options for kids.

                                                                        In addition to kid friendly courses, Code offers free online education classes on a wide variety of technology topics. These classes include app writing, robotics and Javascript.

                                                                        Most of the courses are also geared in a such a way that they can be useful in a classroom setting. This makes Code a great resource for harder to find coding topics, as well as various learning settings.

                                                                        17. University of London Podcasts

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                                                                          The podcast page on the University of London website is another great source for free education. While the courses are limited to podcasts, the site features podcasts from it’s own campus, as well as eleven universities in and around London. This gives learners a wide base of topics and lectures, but still ensures in-depth material.

                                                                          18. University of Oxford Podcasts

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                                                                            Similar to the University of London, the University of Oxford features many different podcasts. Most are public lecture series or lectures from visiting professors, with several different recordings available.

                                                                            The advantage to this particular site is that podcasts are organized into series, making it easy to subscribe to multiple lectures on one topic. Another good site for thoroughly in-depth lectures.

                                                                            19. BBC Podcasts

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                                                                              For the more casual learner, the BBC offers a wide variety of podcasts on many different topics. Most podcasts are updated weekly, and focus on everything from finance, to sports, to current events.

                                                                              Through the World Service line of podcasts, there are also many in different languages. The focus of these podcasts are less in-depth and theory based, which may be more accessible to the average person.

                                                                              20. TED-Ed

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                                                                                Another great destination for more general learning is TED-Ed. From the same people that brought you the all encompassing, motivational web series, comes a site chocked full of educational videos. Most include impressive animation, and all are ten minutes long or less.

                                                                                Not only is TED-Ed an excellent site for the curious, it also includes supplemental materials and quizzes on the videos. This makes the site extremely useful in formal education settings, as well as in entertaining ways to brush up on new discoveries and topics.

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                                                                                21. LessonPaths

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                                                                                  LessonPaths is another great tool for those looking for a more usable and convenient way to access learning material. On this site, users create link playlists of their favorite learning materials from other sites. Users then rank these collections, making it easy to find many different high quality, accessible sources on a given topic.

                                                                                  22. Memrise

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                                                                                    Another impressive free online education site offering ease of use and convenience is Memrise. Available both on desktop and as an app, Memrise is a particularly powerful tool if you are studying a language. The site encompasses many other topics as well, though some of the course material is user generated content.

                                                                                    Part of what makes Memrise special is their integration of games into the learning materials, mixing learning with entertainment.

                                                                                    23. National Geographic Kids

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                                                                                      The kids site for National Geographic is another site that makes free online education applicable for younger users. For those looking for kid friendly education, a large variety of games, puzzles, videos and photos keeps kids interested on this site.

                                                                                      National Geographic Kids doesn’t organize learning into courses, making materials available by topic and medium instead. This makes National Geographic Kids a good option for those looking for a more casual learning environment.

                                                                                      24. Fun Brain

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                                                                                        Fun Brain is another good option for kids who want to learn online, but focuses on games and fun puzzles. Particularly focused on math and reading, Fun Brain’s game based approach can be valuable if the child in question struggles to pay attention.

                                                                                        Fun Brain offers rewards and challenges as well, and is another site aimed at a casual learning experience for kids K-8.

                                                                                        25. Whyville

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                                                                                          Similar to the sites for kids free online education is Whyville a destination for preteen online learning. The site includes a variety of social features, with a focus on learning materials geared for young teens.

                                                                                          Whyville also mixes in educational games, to make the site a well rounded option for kids too old for simple games, but too young for heavy reading based material.

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