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Favorite Personal Finance Books

Here is a list of some of my favorite books about personal finance.

Financial Fornication

Written in the style of metaphors and real-life relational experiences and examples, discusses the correlation of personal and physical relationship with money and credit management and financial relationships.

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend.

What Had Happened Was

"Great story that illustrates how bad repuation and character can keep you from having what you really want in life"-Mike Johnson, California."I can relate to the characters a lot. What Had Happened Was put my priorities into perspective".-James Cannon, Detroit."Cute yet timely story about what it means to live better, do better, have better and act better regarding personal affairs.

Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire - The Lemonade Escapade

Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire The Lemonade Escapade is a refreshing take on entrepreneurship for students. Its easy-to-read story line and upbeat graphics make this a must-have for any bookshelf. The kid-friendly language and economic facts sprinkled throughout the story make it educational, yet still such an authentic read for children.

10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

"The bloggers at the personal finance site wisebread.com offer thousands of ways to spend less while still enjoying life....Brightly illustrated and offering multiparagraph tips organized into topical sections, this guide...will give novices quick, simple answers. (Library Journal)"

Think and Grow Rich

During our ten-year association, I learned the missing number to my combination for worldwide successful achievement. The Master Mind Principle: two or more persons working together in complete harmony toward a mutual goal or goals...Napoleon Hill's philosophy teaches you what you were never taught.

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

How can you join the ranks of America's wealthy (defined as people whose net worth is over one million dollars)? It's easy, say doctors Stanley and Danko, who have spent the last 20 years interviewing members of this elite club: you just have to follow seven simple rules.

Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire

"Now Millionaire co-author Thomas Stanley is back with a dose of financial tough love for high-spending wannabes in Stop Acting Rich ... and Start Living Like a Real Millionaire." (Better Investing Magazine, January 3, 2010)"This is all fascinating stuff and Stanley presents it in a very readable style.

The Millionaire Mind

What do you do after you've written the No. 1 bestseller The Millionaire Next Door? Survey 1,371 more millionaires and write The Millionaire Mind. Dr. Stanley's extremely timely tome is a mixture of entertaining elements. It resembles Regis Philbin's hit show (and CD-ROM game) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, only you have to pose real-life questions, instead of quizzing about trivia.

The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires

Dennis Kimbro is the author of four books, including Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice, and a certified Napoleon Hill Science of Success trainer and leadership coach. Kimbro's motivational lectures have influenced the boardrooms of General Motors, Walt Disney, Frito-Lay and Wells Fargo.

You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead

"Larry Winget is a great guy-he's tough, talks straight, and has a big heart. Read this book if you need a good kick in the butt!" -Robert T. Kiyosaki, investor, entrepreneur, teacher, and author of Rich Dad Poor Dad "Go Winget, go!

The Road to College Success: A Guide for Getting Noticed, Admitted & Funded: What Families Need to Know about Plannin...

The Road to College Success: A Guide for Getting Noticed, Admitted & Funded: What Families Need to Know about Planning & Preparing for College [Ms. Tameka L. Williamson] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. College Success starts with an important Decision. Those who Fail, Fail to Plan.

The Richest Man in Babylon: George S. Clason's Bestselling Guide to Financial Success: Saving Money and Putting It to...

"What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money. This is a great gift for a graduate or anyone who seems baffled by the world of finance and a wonderful, refreshing read for even the most experienced investor."

The Secret

Supporters will hail this New Age self-help book on the law of attraction as a groundbreaking and life-changing work, finding validation in its thesis that one's positive thoughts are powerful magnets that attract wealth, health, happiness... and did we mention wealth?