I’ve read a lot of books in my day. A large part of childhood was spent with my nose firmly between the pages of one tome or another. I loved how the Hardy Boys and Sherlock Holmes discovered the truths hidden behind deception and clever disguise, and the worlds where magic and sorcery were more powerful than science.
Whenever my mind grabbed hold of a new interest, it was the library that enabled me to share the experience and knowledge of my elders and superiors. Through books I learned about the brave adventurers who explored our planet and those nearby, the inventors who pioneered new industries and created the futuristic world of today, and how there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
So it is no surprise that when I first started to think about investing and early retirement, I returned to the library. I’ve read hundreds of books on topics as broad as personal finances, taxes, stocks, bonds, stock options, clever real estate investing, and more.
Why then is my list of recommended books so short?