Top 7 Books ALL Investors Need to Read 📚

Updated: Feb 20, 2021

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We think mindset is the most important part of making money, so we

are sharing our top books for new and experienced investors alike.



Secrets of a Millionaire Mind


This book reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it!


Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments?

The shocking answer is: None of the above!


In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: "Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!" Eker does this by identifying your "money and success blueprint." We all have a personal money blueprint ingrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance, but if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money—and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success.


Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker's rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and "revise" it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it.


In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen "Wealth Files," which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people. Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth.


If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that's exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book. According to T. Harv Eker, it's simple. If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you'll get rich too!


The Simple Path to Wealth


"In the dark, bewildering, trap-infested jungle of misinformation and opaque riddles that is the world of investment, JL Collins is the fatherly wizard on the side of the path, offering a simple map, warm words of encouragement and the tools to forge your way through with confidence. You'll never find a wiser advisor with a bigger heart." -- Malachi Rempen: Filmmaker, cartoonist, author and self-described ruffian


This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things-mostly about money and investing-she was not yet quite ready to hear.


Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we've created, understanding it is critical.


"But Dad," she once said, "I know money is important. I just don't want to spend my life thinking about it." This was eye-opening. I love this stuff. But most people have better things to do with their precious time. Bridges to build, diseases to cure, treaties to negotiate, mountains to climb, technologies to create, children to teach, businesses to run.


Unfortunately, benign neglect of things financial leaves you open to the charlatans of the financial world. The people who make investing endlessly complex, because if it can be made complex it becomes more profitable for them, more expensive for us, and we are forced into their waiting arms.


Here's an important truth: Complex investments exist only to profit those who create and sell them. Not only are they more costly to the investor, they are less effective.


The simple approach I created for her and present now to you, is not only easy to understand and implement, it is more powerful than any other.

Together we'll explore:

  • Debt: Why you must avoid it and what to do if you have it.

  • The importance of having F-you Money.

  • How to think about money, and the unique way understanding this is key to building your wealth.

  • Where traditional investing advice goes wrong and what actually works.

  • What the stock market really is and how it really works.

  • Why the stock market always goes up and why most people still lose money investing in it.

  • How to invest in a raging bull, or bear, market.

  • Specific investments to implement these strategies.

  • The Wealth Building and Wealth Preservation phases of your investing life and why they are not always tied to your age.

  • How your asset allocation is tied to those phases and how to choose it.

  • How to simplify the sometimes confusing world of 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and Roth accounts.

  • TRFs (Target Retirement Funds), HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) and RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions).

  • What investment firm to use and why the one I recommend is so far superior to the competition.

  • Why you should be very cautious when engaging an investment advisor and whether you need to at all.

  • Why and how you can be conned, and how to avoid becoming prey.

  • Why I don't recommend dollar cost averaging.

  • What financial independence looks like and how to have your money support you.

  • What the 4% rule is and how to use it to safely spend your wealth.

  • The truth behind Social Security.

  • A Case Study on how this all can be implemented in real life.


Think and Grow Rich


Napoleon Hill's life changing philosophy of success, originally published in 1937, has sold millions of copies and changed just as many lives. His simple, revolutionary "13 Steps to Riches" form a philosophy of empowerment that will allow you to seize the life you want and achieve the success you've dreamed of.


Think and Grow Rich has been credited with helping to inspire more people to become millionaires and billionaires than any other book in history.


The Millionaire Mind


Readers with an entrepreneurial turn of mind will devour The Millionaire Mindbecause it provides road maps on how millionaires found their niches."After its first publication, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley's second best-seller The Millionaire Mindspent over four months on the New York Times best-seller list, rising to position #2, and has sold over half a million copies. Here is the first paperback edition of Stanley's second groundbreaking study of America's wealthy.


The Millionaire Mind targets a population of millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs, and behaviors that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, Dr. Stanley provides a fascinating look at who America's financial elite are and how they got there.


*What were their school days like?

*How did they respond to negative criticism?

*What are the characteristics of the millionaire's spouse?

*Is religion an important part of their lives?


The author uncovers the surprising answers to these and similar questions, showing readers through concrete examples just what it is that makes the wealthy prosper when others would turn away dejected or beaten.


Rich Dad Poor Dad


Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.


I Will Teach you to be Rich


The groundbreaking NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER that taught a generation how to earn more, save more, and live a rich life—now in a revised 2nd edition.


Buy as many lattes as you want. Choose the right accounts and investments so your money grows for you—automatically. Best of all, spend guilt-free on the things you love.


Personal finance expert Ramit Sethi has been called a “wealth wizard” by Forbes and the “new guru on the block” by Fortune. Now he’s updated and expanded his modern money classic for a new age, delivering a simple, powerful, no-BS 6-week program that just works.


I Will Teach You to Be Rich will show you:

• How to crush your debt and student loans faster than you thought possible

• How to set up no-fee, high-interest bank accounts that won’t gouge you for every penny

• How Ramit automates his finances so his money goes exactly where he wants it to—and how you can do it too

• How to talk your way out of late fees (with word-for-word scripts)

• How to save hundreds or even thousands per month (and still buy what you love)

• A set-it-and-forget-it investment strategy that’s dead simple and beats financial advisors at their own game

• How to handle buying a car or a house, paying for a wedding, having kids, and other big expenses—stress free

• The exact words to use to negotiate a big raise at work


Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook


After interviewing fifty of the world’s greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.

Robbins, who has coached more than fifty million people from 100 countries, is the world’s #1 life and business strategist. In this book, he teams up with Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 financial advisor in the US for three consecutive years by Barron’s. Together they reveal how to become unshakeable—someone who can not only maintain true peace of mind in a world of immense uncertainty, economic volatility, and unprecedented change, but who can profit from the fear that immobilizes so many.


In these pages, through plain English and inspiring stories, you’ll discover...


-How to put together a simple, actionable plan that will deliver true financial freedom.

-Strategies from the world’s top investors on how to protect yourself and your family and maximize profit from the inevitable crashes and corrections to come.

-How a few simple steps can add a decade or more of additional retirement income by discovering what your 401(k) provider doesn’t want you to know.

-The core four principles that most of the world’s greatest financial minds utilize so that you can maximize upside and minimize downside.

-The fastest way to put money back in your pocket: uncover the hidden fees and half truths of Wall Street—how the biggest firms keep you overpaying for underperformance.

-Master the mindset of true wealth and experience the fulfillment you deserve today.