I hand-picked the following wealth building books as the best resources (in my humble opinion) for developing the habits and attitudes that lead automatically to wealth. This is the easiest and most certain path to financial freedom that I know – simply by shifting your habitudes. Each of these books offers a slightly different perspective on the subject so look them over and see which one is most compelling for you…
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy
Stanley and Danko completed extensive research on millionaire habits with the intention of forming a marketing strategy to sell to the wealthy. What they discovered was so surprising it became a New York Times bestseller and perennial favorite. I honestly thought I was a freak until I read this book and realized my habits were typical of millionaires.
The Millionaire Mind
The reason I like Stanley and Danko’s books so much is they are the only ones in the group who researched actual millionaires to determine the correct habitudes. Many authors use conjecture and anecdotal evidence. These guys used hard research.
How to Be Rich
If you want to learn about building wealth there is no more authoritative teacher than J. Paul Getty. Surprisingly, this book provides down-to-earth actionable habitudes that you can implement in your own life.
The Richest Man in Babylon
No library on wealth building for the “normal” person would be complete without this classic parable. The principles taught are basic and timeless at the same time.
Think and Grow Rich
This is a classic and a must read. I’ve personally read it several times and will read it to my children someday. It is that good.
Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st CenturyI still remember the first time I read this book. Actually, my wife and I listened to it as a book on tape while taking a long drive. It stimulated many great shifts in thinking and clarified my stance on consumerism while bringing clarity to the process of how simple the road to financial freedom really is.