As a businessperson, you know how tricky can be to deal with expenses and investments and all other financial aspects related to starting and managing a business.
But you also know how it gets much easier when your personal finances are in order. You don’t have to be concerned about paying essential bills and can provide to yourself and family the lifestyle that you had always dreamed.
As a consequence, it will give you the peace of mind that you need to concentrate on your work and grow a successful business. So nothing better than counting on the opinion of experts, people who have managed to become rich themselves and now make a living teaching others how to do the same.
But, maybe, you aren’t that well-off yet to the point that you can contract some one-to-one support. You want just some practical guide.
Then you will be happy to know that you can get an excellent start reading books written by the best minds in the financial world, such as these ten options listed below.
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1. “Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women, and Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them”, by Kevin O'Leary
The successful investor Kevin O'Leary and one of the stars of the TV show “Shark Tank” will give you crucial pieces of advice in this book. He believes that it all comes down to the kind of relationship that you have with money and that the more you improve it, the richer you become.
On the pages of this book, you will find the most common mistakes that people make when it comes to money, such as spending too much on credit cards and ignoring retirement needs. He will also give you tips related to how to raise money-savvy children, and how to choose the best investments.
2. “Think and Grow Rich”, by Napoleon Hill
Despite being written in 1937, “Think and Grow Rich” is still relevant. Napoleon Hill, a former adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, wrote his book based on interviews with more than 500 successful people, during which he tried to understand how they became rich in the first place.
Thanks to his efforts, “Think and Grow Rich” is still is one of the biggest best-sellers in the financial world. He also came up with a six-step plan that will help you become richer. All you will have to do is define your goal and be ready to do what it takes.
3. “How Rich People Think”, by Steve Siebold
This book is a result of 30 years of research, during which Steve Siebold, a former professional athlete, and national coach, interviewed more than 1,000 millionaires and billionaires. He wanted to know what makes the most successful people different from others, from the way that they think, to their habits and values.
And, in Siebold’s opinion, anyone can become rich, as long they follow the same ideas, as wealth has much more to do with mindset than money. This book is easy to read, and it will be your best companion. Plus, it will provide you with further reading and a step-by-step guide.
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4. “The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy”, by Paul Sullivan
Have you ever wondered if it is better to be wealthy than rich? Or if there is any difference between them at all? If your answer is yes, then you should read "The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super-Wealthy". In this book, The New York Times columnist, Paul Sullivan, will answer you this and other questions.
Sullivan has a lot to tell you from his point of view, as he comes from a very low-income background and, nowadays, he is among the richest in the United States. He will tell you how to save, invest, and spend in a way that will guarantee that you will be among the wealthy pretty soon.
5. “I Will Teach You To Be Rich”, by Ramit Sethi
If you are between 20 to 35-years-old are looking for a practical way to become rich, here is the book for you. If you are a college student looking for summer reading, buy this one. In “I Will Teach You To Be Rich”, you will find a six-week personal finance program that will allow you to start being the one controlling the money, instead of being controlled by it.
Ramit Sethi focuses on banking, saving, budgeting, and investing in a very straightforward way, so it is all fast-consuming. He promises that you can get it started with any amount of money and even if you only do 85 percent of what he suggests, you still can be successful.
6. “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals”, by Tom Corley
Tom Corley is a certified accountant and financial planner who has dedicated his life to helping businesses and individuals to become financially successful. He researched the life of both rich and poor people so to set apart “rich habits” from “poverty habits” so to develop a program with which you can become richer.
In “Rich Habits”, you will find 10 principles that are very easy to follow and understand, but have no doubt that old habits die hard, so determination and persistence will be required. Good news is that Corley’s suggestions can be implemented by anyone, despite their age group, income level or academic background.
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7. “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing”, by John C. Bogle
But if what you are looking for is advice on investment, then you should read "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing", by John C. Bogle. The book has become a bible in the sector since it was endorsed by Warren Buffett, and it will tell you everything you need to know so to make money on index funds.
And if Buffett’s word isn’t enough for you, you should know that Bogle was the creator of the world's first index fund, so you can be sure that he knows what he is talking about. He will help you to set apart stable investments from fads and fashion, and why investing is all about common sense.