5 best personal finance books for beginners

In my teenage years, reading is something I don’t like to do. It was so boring, do you agree?

In my early 20s this mindset started to shift. How do I know I enjoy reading? In school, we are required to read books that we are not interested in. But what if you are now reading a book you are interested in? Do you see my point?

What is a book anyway? A book is a summary of the author’s life learning. It’s a story the author’s wants you to learn. It can be a topic about finance, life, novel, non-fiction, fiction and more.

If you want to improve something in your life, reading a book is a good option to find a relevant answer. In this post, I’ll be discussing the 5 books that change my way of thinking about money.

Let’s start with:

Rich dad poor dad

By: Robert Kiyosaki

This book is a classic. An eye-opener for me, this book teaches the reason why the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle-class struggles in debt is because the subject of money is taught at home, not in school.

“The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.”

Robert T. Kiyosaki

A trained mind can see a lot of opportunities, learn to be wise, invest in yourself, make yourself grow.

The richest man in babylon

By: George S.Clason

This book is also a classic. An Eye-opener in handling money, this book teaches how should we manage our money.

“The man who became of his understanding of the laws of wealth, acquireth a growing surplus, should give thought to those future days. He should plan certain investments or provisions that may endure safely for many years, yet will be available when the time arrives which he has so wisely anticipated.”

George S. Clason

The richest man in Babylon lessons still holds true on how should we manage our money except for the amount we should save seems to be lacking in this age and time. 10% of savings in our salary seems lacking for the preparation of our future.

The millionaire next door

By: Thomas J. Stanley

This book is another classic. Another eye-opener, contrary to the popular belief that the common millionaire owns a lot of things like luxury cars, luxury houses, branded shirts, literally everything they own that shows how rich they are is not true. Most of the millionaire live like your common neighbor.

“Wealth is not the same as income. If you make a good income each year and spend it all, you are not getting wealthier. You are just living high. Wealth is what you accumulate, not what you spend.”

Thomas J. Stanley

This lifestyle is the lifestyle I aim to get. Planning and taking action is a must make this dream a reality or better to say this is now a goal to achieve.

My ipon diary

By: Chinkee Tan

This book teaches how can we be more money-wise. The lessons in this book will give obvious but not so obvious spending habits we do that seems nothing in a glance but cost us a lot without us knowing.

MAKAKATIPID KA NA! MAKAIPON KA PA! Dito sa DIARY na ito… Matututo ka kung paano ang tamang pamamaraan ng pag-IIPON. Malalaman mo ang mga tamang diskarte at pananaw sa pag-IIPON. Madidiskubre mo na pwede palang magkasya ang iyong kita at makaka-IPON ka pa. Magkakaroon ka ng tamang gabay at inspirasyon para magtagumpay ka sa pag-IIPON AND YOU WILL REALIZE NA NAPAKADALI LANG PALANG MAG-IPON!

Chinkee Tan

This book shows me how can I save more money. I believe it will help you a lot too.

The secret to saving & building your future

By: International Marketing Group (IMG)

This book will teach you the basics of how should you build your financial foundation. Like building a house it should start from the bottom as the foundation to top as the roof.

Friend, this book is your ticket to upgrading your financial life. Read it, devour it, and share it with people who need a financial revolution in their life.

Bo Sanchez

This book taught me a lot. It will open up new ideas that you might never consider before because you are not aware of such. This content of this book will really level up your financial life.

Final note

That’s it. As long as you are alive your ability to earn and learn is there. Take your time and be knowledgeable as you take action on your dreams. We have the time and energy to do the things we want in life.

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.

Benjamin Franklin

Plan what you want, take the actionable step and be one step ahead towards your dreams or better to say your goals, your achievable goals.

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