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Hi Fools! Here it is! I asked, and you told me what financial books you found to be most informative/beneficial/life changing.

A few notes:

1. The list is alphabetized by author's last name because I couldn't think of a better way to organize it and because I am a geeky graduate student.

2. The asterisks indicate that there are more financial books available by that author (for your further reading enjoyment)

3. The numbers in parentheses after the titles indicate how many Fools recommended that particular book. I tried to get everyone in there; please don't be offended if I left you out! (I for one am going to go get that Personal Finance for Dummies! Wow!)

4. Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my post! This was fun and BOY do I have a lot of reading ahead of me! If you think of any others, be sure to let me know!

G'night! neenieca

Foolish Finance Books

*Allen, Robert. Nothing Down for the 90's
*Applegarth, Ginger. Money Diet
Belsky, Gary and Thomas Gilovich. Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes (2)
*Burkett, Larry. Debt Free Living
*Carlson, Charles. Eight Steps to Seven Figures
Chilton, David. The Wealthy Barber
Clason, George S. The Richest Man in Babylon (4)
*Dacyczyn, Amy. Tightwad Gazette
Dean, James D. Breaking Out Of Plastic Prison
Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield
Dominguez, Joe and Vicki Robin. Your Money or Your Life (4)
*Edelman, Rick. The New Rules Of Money and The Truth about Money
Fisher, Philip. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits
Flores, Bettina. The Millionairess Across the Street
*Galbraith, John Kenneth. The Great Crash: 1929 and The Good Society: The Humane Agenda
*Gardner, David and Tom. You Have More than You Think (2) and The Motley Fool Investment Workbook
Hoffman, John. The Art And Science Of Dumpster Diving
*Hunt, Mary. The Complete Cheapskate
Jackson, Jesse and Jesse Jackson, Jr. It's About The Money
Kay, Ellie. Shop, Save, Share and How to Save Money Every Day
Keeffe, Carol. How To Get What You Want In Life With The Money You Already Have, Vol. 1
Kilpatrick, Andrew. Of Permanent Value: The Story Of Warren Buffet
Kinder, George. The Seven Stages of Money Maturity
*Kiplinger, W. Your Guide to a Higher Income
*Kiyosaki, Robert T. and Sharon L. Lechter. Rich Dad, Poor Dad (mixed reviews)
Kobliner, Beth. Get a Financial Life (3)
*Lawrence, Judy. The Budget Kit
MacKay, Charles. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
*Malkiel, Burton. A Random Walk Down Wallstreet
*Maranjian, Selena. The Motley Fool Money Guide
*Mundis, Jerrold. How To Get Out Of Debt, Stay Out Of Debt, and Live Prosperously
*O'Neil, William J. 24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success
*Orman, Suze. The Courage to be Rich and 9 Steps to Financial Freedom (3)
Perry, Joan. A Girl Needs Cash
*Pollan, Stephen. Die Broke
Quinn, Jane Bryant. Making The Most Of Your Money (4)
*Ramsey, Dave. Financial Peace (Series) (2)
Schott, John. Mind Over Money
*Stanley, Thomas and William Danko. The Millionaire Next Door (2)
*Stephens, Brooke. Wealth Happens One Day at a Time
*Tobias, Andrew. The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need (Series) and Money Angles
*Tyson, Eric. Personal Finance for Dummies (6) and Mutual Funds for Dummies
Veblen, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Unofficial Guide To Getting Out Of Debt (This book may be out of print? I could not find an author.)

Other recommended sources:
*bookgrrls Banana Magic
PBS Documentary: Affluenza
News columns by Scott Burns. (2)

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Hey Tony,

Can that wonderfully detailed organized list be added to the Board FAQ? Would seem to be a perfect addition!

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Can that wonderfully detailed organized list be added to the Board FAQ? Would seem to be a perfect addition!

I'll see what I can do, MHF! :-)

...but I still am...


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Thanks alot. I have already printed and it is on ym list of books to purchase or check out of the library.

This is great!!!

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I have one to add to the list

The Two Income Trap by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren (mother & daughter). Talks about the ways two income families shoot themselves in the foot, and the kind of changes the government should make to help protect them.

Reading it again for the second time, great book.

Lara Amber
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I have a couple additions for you.

Town, Phil. Rule #1 Investing.
Greenblatt, Joel. The Little Book that Beats the Market

These two are solid investing books for learning about the stock market and Warren Buffet style investing. Greenblatt's book is more of a fundamental analysis and Town's is fundamentals and technical.

Kiyosaki, I would only recommend as entertainment and a good short story. I have suspicions as many other Fools do in regard to him. He has some good thoughts on the business mindset, I just wouldnt use him in a reference list of books for finance and investing.

Hope this helps you as much as myself,

Joe (bdgf06)

PS I also like Personal Finance and Investing for Dummies, they are great reference material.
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