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Best Personal Finance Books: 20 Best Books on Financial Freedom

Arthur Worsley
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M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.
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Best Personal Finance Books

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The 20 Best Personal Finance Books Of All Time

Why these best personal finance books and not others? The best personal finance books below are the top picks from my master database, ranked by a combination of Goodreads rating, the number of Goodreads reviews and first publication date. The goal is to give a good balance of what’s most loved, what’s most popular and what’s delivered timelessly relevant advice.

Think something’s missing? Leave a comment or email me and I’ll add it to the next round of updates. I honestly love hearing from you so please, do get in touch!

Books 1-5: The Top 5 Best Personal Finance Books of All Time

Here are the 5 best personal finance books from my database…

Best Personal Finance Books: The Richest Man in Babylon
1. The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Clason (FREE Summary)
THE classic parable on how to acquire money, how to not lose money and how to make money multiply – by serial entrepreneur and author, George S. Clason.
Published 1926 // 194 pages // Rated 4.3 over 104,500 reviews on Goodreads
Best Personal Finance Books: Financial Peace Revisited
2. Financial Peace Revisited – Dave Ramsey
Published 1992 // 352 pages // Rated 4.3 over 13,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Personal Finance Books: Rich Dad Poor Dad
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki (FREE Summary)
One of the few must-read handbooks for anyone who’s serious about earning their financial freedom – by businessman, investor and best-selling author, Robert Kiyosaki.
Published 1997 // 195 pages // Rated 4.1 over 433,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Personal Finance Books: The Total Money Makeover
4. The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey (Summary)
A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
Published 2003 // 223 pages // Rated 4.2 over 78,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Personal Finance Books: Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant
5. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant – Robert T. Kiyosaki (Summary)
Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom
Published 1998 // 376 pages // Rated 4.1 over 45,200 reviews on Goodreads

Books 6-20: 15 Good Personal Finance Books to Read Next

Here are the next 15 best personal finance books from my database…

6. The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J. Stanley (Summary)
The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy
Published 1995 // 258 pages // Rated 4.0 over 86,600 reviews on Goodreads
7. Your Money or Your Life – Vicki Robin
Published 1992 // 400 pages // Rated 4.0 over 21,200 reviews on Goodreads
8. The Wealthy Barber – David Chilton
The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning
Published 1989 // 197 pages // Rated 4.0 over 8,900 reviews on Goodreads
9. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker (Summary)
Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
Published 2005 // 212 pages // Rated 4.2 over 49,600 reviews on Goodreads
10. I Will Teach You to Be Rich – Ramit Sethi
Published 2009 // 266 pages // Rated 4.1 over 31,000 reviews on Goodreads
11. Smart Women Finish Rich – David Bach
9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams
Published 1998 // 328 pages // Rated 4.1 over 3,600 reviews on Goodreads
12. Multiple Streams of Income – Robert G. Allen
How to Generate a Lifetime of Unlimited Wealth
Published 1998 // 336 pages // Rated 4.0 over 5,100 reviews on Goodreads
13. More than Enough – Dave Ramsey
The Ten Keys to Changing Your Financial Destiny
Published 1999 // 352 pages // Rated 4.1 over 2,600 reviews on Goodreads
14. Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money – Dave Ramsey
The Handbook of Financial Peace University
Published 2011 // 330 pages // Rated 4.4 over 5,100 reviews on Goodreads
15. The Simple Path to Wealth – J.L. Collins
Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life
Published 2016 // 288 pages // Rated 4.5 over 12,000 reviews on Goodreads
16. Millionaire Teacher – Andrew Hallam
The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
Published 2011 // 184 pages // Rated 4.3 over 4,600 reviews on Goodreads
17. The Automatic Millionaire – David Bach
A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich
Published 2003 // 272 pages // Rated 3.9 over 16,300 reviews on Goodreads
18. You Need a Budget – Jesse Mecham
The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want
Published 2010 // 224 pages // Rated 4.1 over 5,800 reviews on Goodreads
19. The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferriss (FREE Summary)
One of the most influential books on the reading list of nearly every successful digital nomad and online business owner I’ve ever met – by serial entrepreneur, life-hacker and pod-casting legend, Tim Ferriss.
Published 2007 // 308 pages // Rated 3.9 over 221,700 reviews on Goodreads
20. Smart Money Smart Kids – Dave Ramsey
Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
Published 2014 // 272 pages // Rated 4.3 over 4,900 reviews on Goodreads

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Arthur Worsley
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