Books – My Top Picks

Personal Finance

Set for Life – Scott Trench

If you are just starting your financial journey this book will change your life. Scott gives an overview of the mindset you must have taking you from start to finish. We don’t all want to retire in our 30’s(well most of us do) but this book is about getting to a point of flexibility i.e. Freedom as soon as possible. Without skipping our weekly happy hours or foregoing our daily coffee.

Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

This is where it all started for me and many others. This is an entertaining story telling the contrast of Robert’s life being raised by his real, poor dad(a teacher) and rich dad(entrepreneur). His other books are phenomenal as well but this one lays the ground work of his “Cash Flow Quadrant” Employee/Self-employed/Investor/Business Owner.

The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey

This is my favorite practical guide to personal finance. I’d be lying if I said I followed all of these principles, but the “Baby Steps” are amazing. Top recommendation for those getting started.

The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley

Tom does an amazing job detailing the average millionaire. The book is packed with great case studies letting us into the mind and life of average millionaires. Their backgrounds, where they live, what they do, and how they spend their time and money.

Extras: The Millionaire Mind, The Richest Man in Babylon, The Coffee House Investor, Retire Inspired, Unshakeable, Money Master the Game, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, The Intelligent Investor(If you can get through it), Think and Grow Rich(A little strange)

Business

Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl details her expansive experiences and digs into gender inequality in the workforce. Detailing how women unintentionally hold themselves back. She then gives solutions that apply to women, minorities, or young people joining the workforce. Helping us understand we are there for a reason and urges everyone to lean in and speak up.

Winning – Jack Welch

Jack’s manual on how to be a great manager and leader. Detailing his thoughts on finance, strategy, and people. “Winning” is Jack’s candid account on business and human resources. I found his 20-70-10 rule of performance management very interesting.

Extras: Elon Musk, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Crucial Conversations, How to Win at Sports and Business, Liars Poker, Entreleadership, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Black Edge, The Domino Effect, The 4 Hour Work Week, The One Thing, The Effective Executive, 10,000 Days.

 

Resources:

Wealthfront  Passive Investing

Personal Capital Balance Sheet

Mint Cash Flow

Audible The Future