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The Best Finance Books To Read in 2019

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A few years ago, I decided to start reading the best finance books I could find, to teach me about purposefully investing and saving a good chunk of my earnings, and that decision has completely changed my life.

I was able to pay off my $25,000 in student loans a whole lot quicker than I ever thought possible.

When I started reading about saving and investing, I knew absolutely nothing, but these books and the internet thought me and STILL continue to teach me about earning more, spending less and living debt free. 

So here are the best finance books to read to change your life in 2019

Dave Ramsey- The Total Money Makeover:

I’ve always been a fan of Dave Ramsey, and his financial aptitude.  Reading this book was a game changer for me, and it thought me a whole lot about debt and managing my money.

This book will teach you exactly what it claims, which is :

How to design a sure-fire plan for paying off ALL debt.

Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths.

Secure a healthy emergency fund and save for retirement.

Positively change your life and your family tree!

Benjamin Graham- The Intelligent Investor :

When I decided to start investing a few years ago, this was the first book on investing I bought because of its raving reviews; and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! I learned about the value of investing and where to start.

If you want to start investing, this is the book for you!

This book will:

Introduce you to the world of investing

Hone and better your investing skills

Help you identify long-term investment strategies for the best ROI (Return on Investment)

Thomas J. Stanley and Willian D. Danko: The Millionaire Next Door

You know how you always wonder how the 1% became the 1%? You know, like how did they acquire all that money and wealth to be considered the 1%?

This book will give you all the answers or at least most of it, to help you understand the mindset of a millionaire. If you follow the teachings, you too can be a Bill Gates in the making.

This book will teach you:

How to be wealthy by improving your personal finance

What to do, to be in great shape financially for the rest of your life

How to budget and stick to it

How to live below your means

Jen Sincero- You Are A Badass At Making Money:

This is one of those books where I absolutely looked forward to reading.  I love this book because it wasn’t just about money but also about your mindset about money.  Yeah, it’s that deep and fulfilling.

This book will teach you:

How to identify what’s holding you back from making money

How to think differently about making money (As in light up the hunger in you, to start making MORE money)

Shape your perspective on reality- take responsibility and change your life

Make as much money as you want!

Kevin D. Johnson – The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs

Do you want to learn the mindset and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur, at any stage of your business or life? Then this is the book for you!

This book will teach you:

The key lessons in seven areas that every entrepreneur must learn. These seven areas are Strategy, Education, People, Finance, Marketing and Sales, Leadership, and Motivation.

You will learn how to think big about your business

You will learn how to land investors for your business  

When to abandon a business idea or scale it to the next level  

Gary Vaynerchuk- Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

Are you still not sure about how to use the internet to your advantage? By making a passive income online? Well, its crunch time and this book will show you how to make the internet work for you!

Gary Vaynerchuk- Crushing It! is a book that offers lessons and inspiration drawn from dozens of successful influencers and entrepreneurs who instead of getting a white collar job, decided to pursue their dreams by building successful businesses and extraordinary personal brands.

“Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.”

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

Even though this is not necessarily a finance book, it is still a fabulous book to read because personal finance and personal growth go hand in hand; and you need to be in a great space mentally to truly enjoy and appreciate the financial fruit of your labor.

This is one of the best books I have ever read in my life! hands down! I love it so much because it is about self-growth and that is an area I needed a lot of help with.

I revert back to it at least once a week and I use all the tips I’ve learned in my daily life.

In this book, Jen will teach you about self-care, personal growth, self-love and more!

Once upon a time, I never understood what self-care really meant and the importance of it to my mental health. Reading this book thought me how to build my mindset to the point where I am doing things for myself and living my best life.


Do you think I missed any awesome books? Let me know and give me suggestions! I’m looking for more books to read in 2019!

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