The Best Books to Read When You’re Ready to Get Serious About Your Finances

updated May 3, 2019
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With all the added expenses that come with the holiday season and the time to set your 2017 goals just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get serious about your finances. Here are five money books that are chock-full of wisdom that will help you take your finances to the next level. Whether you want to mend your relationship with money, develop a wealth mindset, or start investing some of your hard-earned cash, there’s a book here for you.

For the Person Who is Serious About Getting Rich:

Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill

Originally published in 1937, Think and Grow Rich is hands down the money book of all money books. Napoleon Hill spent 20 years analyzing how hundreds of wealthy men including Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison accumulated their riches and shares all of their secrets behind their extraordinary successes in this book.

For the Person Who Wants to Heal Their Relationship With Money:

Money, A Love Story By Kate Northrup

Don’t let the title fool you. “Money, A Love Story” is not about loving money but rather improving your overall relationship with it. The author teaches you how to bust through limiting beliefs that may be harming your finances and empowers you to really value yourself and own your worth.

For the Person Who Wants to Think Like a Millionaire:

In “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind,” author T. Harv Eker basically teaches you how to think and act like a millionaire. He believes that our programmed thoughts and beliefs about money actually determine our level of success. Even if you’ve been stuck in a scarcity mentality your entire life, his easy-to-follow actionable steps will help you think more abundantly.

For the Person Who Needs Some Frugality Inspiration:

The Millionaire Next Door By Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

This blockbuster title is an essential read for anyone who wants to amass a hefty fortune in their lifetime. Contrary to popular belief, regular hard-working people like you and I can actually reach that seven-figure milestone by implementing the seven traits the authors found millionaires have in common such as living below your means and shifting your focus to accumulating money rather than material things. At the very least, it will make you think twice about splurging.

For the Person Who Wants to Start Investing:

Money: Master the Game By Tony Robbins

If investing is at top of mind right now, you definitely want to give this tome a read. Tony Robbins is a leading life and business strategist and motivational speaker who has coached numerous Fortune 500 CEOs and presidents of nations so it’s safe to say he knows his stuff. However, for this book, he interviewed 50 of the world’s most brilliant financial magnates, including Warren Buffett and Paul Tudor Jones, and shares all of his insights and breaks down the biggest investing myths. Fair warning: It’s pretty lengthy (almost 700 pages!), but what you’ll learn is invaluable.