Books are a great educational resource. Here are a few tomes that have influenced our attitude, investing style, and outlook on life.
Your local library should have all of these for your reading pleasure for the low low price of $0. Or alternatively, links are provided to Amazon.com
|The Simple Path to Wealth|
A clear and easy to follow path to building wealth and gaining financial independence by the Godfather of Personal Finance, JL Collins.
Read my review.
|The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing|
A DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success.
|Your Money or Your Life|
In Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin shows readers how to gain control of their money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just make a living.
|Meditations: Marcus Aurelius|
Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161–180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement.
|How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World|
Freedom is the opportunity to live your life as you want to live it. And that is possible, even if others remain as they are.
|The 4-Hour Workweek|
Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
|Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel|
Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel.
|Economics in One Lesson|
The shortest and surest way to understand basic economics.
|Die with Zero|
We are all going to die. Every excess dollar at death is wasted time - time spent working for more that was (in hindsight) completely unnecessary. This book outlines an alternative to get the most from life and money.
Read my review.
A great list I’ve come back to a few times now, many of these inspired and were included in my own book. Need to find more books on generosity after FI.
What generosity books would you include?
Doing Good Better, The Art of Giving, and I Like Giving are on my list to read, any favorites of yours?