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20 Best Personal Finance Books You Should Read Now

20 Best Personal Finance Books You Should Read Now

When we talk about understanding how to manage money, personal finance is one of the most essential skills you can learn. But without any guidance, it is difficult for us to understand the value of handling our money and using it to make even more. However, if you walk into any book store or library, you’ll find there a plenty of guides out there, in the form of personal finance books offering advice on financial planning. But all advices are not equal. To begin, you need some easy-to-read books that will explain you the basics of financing, the best way to save money, and how to pay off your loans.

Here’s a list of books that will help you in getting out of the sneak and rat race of debt and achieve the treasure that you truly deserve.

    The Millionaire Next Door

    by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

    The Millionaire Next Door is great for all those people who have just come into the game of personal financing, because this book talks about the fundamentals of personal finance with simple, consistent instructions .This book will help you in developing good practices from the very beginning.

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      The Investment Answer

      by Daniel Goldie and Gordon Murray
      In this book, Goldie and Murray pointed out a general guide to capitalizing by concentrating on five basic decisions every investor has to make. This brief, easy-to-read book is the most approachable investing book I’ve read.

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        Psych Yourself Rich

        by Farnoosh Torabi
        In this book, you’ll learn about the relationship between you and the money. Farnoosh has beautifully explained how our “emotions influence when managing personal finances.” Precisely, this book will bring back you to the concept of behavioral finance and how you can discover your weaknesses and get the most out of your strengths to make structure and maintaining money as stress free and as organized as possible!

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          The Millionaire Mind

          by Thomas J. Stanley
          The Millionaire Mind aims a millions of people who have stored considerable wealth and live in ways that flexibly exhibit their prosperity. The writer reveals the surprising answers to some difficult personal finance questions, presenting them to readers through solid examples.

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            I Will Teach You To Be Rich

            by Ramit Sethi

            In a friendly, naughty style, Sethi put down a serious six-week personal finance program for those who want to master their finance management with minimum effort. This book is so comprehensive that you feel like you’ve been to a long seminar with an outstanding expert after reading it.

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              The Automatic Millionaire

              by David Bach

              This book highlights the influence of money by introducing the well-known Latte Factor. The author would make you understand the amount of your money goes to waste, realizing how better you can manage it by making the right selections in spending your money. This book will also help you in identifying where you unconsciously use your money and how those little expenses can be used to make you financially strong.

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                Women & Money

                by Suze Orman
                Every woman in the world should read this book which is designed specially to empower women. Suze wrote this to help women, face their financial challenges and to make women financially strong. So, if you are a woman then you should read this informative book, which’ll guide you on how you must take care of your finances.

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                  You’re So Money

                  by Farnoosh Torabi
                  Aninstructive and realistic finance book which concisely tackles the issues college students are mostly likely to face in handling their own finances. Torabi explains readers how to survive without draining the bank and where to find easy places to save money.

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                    Thinking, Fast and Slow

                    by Daniel Kahneman
                    Managing personal finance is a series of decisions and this book,Thinking, Fast and Slow,drives support for the readers by understanding what pushes them to make the decision.

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                      Debt-Free by 30

                      by Jason Anthony and Karl Cluck
                      Debt-Free By 30 enlightens the basics of arranging your debt, discovering ways for extra money to repay the debt faster. In this book, readers can cheer up and can learn about credit, health insurance, financing a car and expenses.

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                        The Total Money Makeover

                        by Dave Ramsey
                        It is an incredible book to start with. It is a complete guide to saving fund, starting to invest, getting out of a mortgage, saving for a rainy day, paying off your debt and reaching financial prosperity in your life.

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                          Your Money Or Your Life

                          by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin

                          In this era of huge economic ambiguity when everyone is worried about their money and how they spend it, this bestselling book is an essential read. It tells the reader how to pay off debt and cultivate savings, rearrange priorities, solving inner encounters between values and lifestyle, and lot more.

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                            The Money Book for the Young

                            by Suze Orman
                            This book again by Suze, Tackle financial problems like student loans, debt, student loan, credit card, debt, and insurance. It communicates straight to people requiring help to deal with finance issues and financial plan for the first time.

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                              Beating The Street

                              by Peter Lynch
                              In the book Beating The Street, Peter Lynch describes how to become an expert in handling finance of a company and ways to build a profitable investment portfolio based on your own experience and insights.

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                                The Psychology of Investing

                                by John Nofsinger
                                A professor of finance, Nofsinger investigates into the behaviors, psychology influence investors, providing a complete summary on making smart investing decisions for those, who are keen to start their own business.

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                                  7 Money Rules for Life

                                  by Mary Hunt
                                  Mary Hunt is not new to budgeting and personal finance. Although to many she has a background of home economist than an investment guru. This book 7 Money Rules of Life steps out a bit of her old-style comfort zone to comprise lots of facts about financing, retiring, investing and preparation for your financial future.

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                                    Rich Dad Poor Dad

                                    by Robert T. Kiyosaki
                                    This book is an investment classic, and is very informative, worth a read by anybody trying to find firm grip financially. Always keep this book on your shelf.

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                                      The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

                                      by Crystal Paine
                                      Money Saving Mom is one of the best home economists’ book. This book is full of clear guides to getting your family’s financial plan in hand so that you can live the life you want to live.

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                                        The Behavior Gap

                                        by Carl Richards
                                        In this book, Richards centers the senseless mistakes people make again and again financially, buying expensive because of others, buying things that aren’t important — and explains how our natural characters lead us off the track even knowing what is correct.

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                                          The Richest Man in Babylon

                                          by George S. Clason
                                          This Book is read by millions, this precious book embraces the key to success-in the mysteries of the ancients. Constructed on the famous “Babylonian principles”, this bestseller book offers a thoughtful solution to personal finance problems; enlightening the mysteries to saving money, protecting money and earn more money.

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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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