Our desire to be rich is solely driven from our inner ambitions and the perception of other “rich” people’s lives. However, getting rich isn’t as easy as winning the lottery, and is a long process that involves knowing how to manage your money, invest your money, and how to properly handle your money. Even those who have top-dollar salaries aren’t as wealthy as they could be if they followed the right financial tips and tricks. The first key to getting rich is taking advice from the already rich and famous. Here are the top ten books you need to read if getting rich is at the top of your list.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.Financial knowledge aside, this book is the perfect book for getting your head in the right state of mind. This book contains all of the ingredients for the recipe for success, and is a great book to motivate you.
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. This book is an advocate for financial independence through the practice of investing, real estate investing, as well as the start up and ownership of independent businesses.
- The E-Myth by Michael Gerber. This book takes a hard look at why most small businesses fail and how to take your entrepreneurship and grow wealth in all aspects of your business.
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. As a self-help book on the NY Times Best Seller List for years, this book teaches its readers how to properly “design” their lifestyle. It encourages people to take more vacations and stop working strenuous hours to one day achieve the “relaxation” of retirement.
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Written in 1937, this book is a personal development book that not only teaches you the proper way to deal with your finances, but also reveals a philosophy to help you succeed in all aspects of your job.
- How to Get Rich by Donald Trump. This multi-millionaire and star of The Apprentice discusses how to become wealthy “Trump Style,” as well as many helpful management and business tips.
- Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson. This autobiography by Richard Branson is an in-depth timeline of his process going from rags to riches.
- How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. As one of the best and first self-help books ever published, this book will give you new thoughts on several aspects of yourself and will help you in terms of being better in the work environment.
- Not Buying It by Judith Levine. Taking a step away from financial investments and other advice, this book solely helps you realize and understand your spending habits and how to improve them and save your money.
- You’re Broke Because You Want to Be by Larry Winget. A newer book on the financial shelves, this book discusses your personal spending and saving habits and how altering them can lead you closer to financial freedom. It discusses the psychological aspects of wealth and how you choose your financial destiny.
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