The economy isn’t so hot these days is it? But at the same time you’re looking for some great gifts. Why not give a gift that could help someone achieve their financial freedom? There are plenty of great books out there you can give.
Here are some great personal finance books that would make great gifts:
The Intelligent Investor – Great book on investing from a respected master in the field (he was Buffett’s teacher). I have to re-read this one myself as there’s too much to learn in one read!
Your Money or Your Life – YMYL takes a full life approach to your finances and shows you what your true hourly wage is. This is really a fantastic read!
The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing – This book provides you with sounds investing advice. Invest in mutual funds with low or no fees is the running theme here. Fun read too.
The Millionaire Next Door – You may be surprised about the lifestyle of the average millionaire! Very enlightening book.
Accounting For Dummies -I’m actually reading this now. I want a better understanding of financials which will help me at work and with my own finances.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad – People seem to love this book or hate it. When I look back on it I don’t see many concrete ways to fix my personal finances but it did open my eyes to taking control of my finances and thinking of ways to eliminate my debt.
Not so personal finance but great reads:
Liar’s Poker – Not personal finance but a great look into Wall Street greed in the 80’s which is still very similar today.
Moneyball -Baseball fan? Check! A book about thinking outside of the given norm to look for value in order to get ahead? Check! Same author as Liar’s Poker and also a fun read!
The World Is Flat 3.0 – We are in a world economy now. This book show you the extent to which this is true and how technology and made it possible not only for anyone to start a business but for businesses to operate the world over.
The Tipping Point – What makes a product or idea go viral?
Naked Economics – A look at economics in a language we all can understand.
How to Win Friends & Influence People – People skills. You need them. Read this book then read it again!
The 4-Hour Workweek – I can’t say everything in this book works but it is eye-opening to how a business can be run.
By no means is this a definitive list. But I can tell you that I’ve personally read each of these books and they are all worth the read!
What do you think? Know any other books? I’ll add them to the list!