Top 3 Millennial Money Reads
In a world where Siri or Google appear to have all the answers it may come as a surprise to learn that the world's most successful investors, entrepreneurs, and billionaires credit their success to the knowledge that they gained from reading good old ink on paper.
Many billionaires admittedly are voracious readers. In his book "How Rich People Think", Siebold wrote "Walk into a wealthy person's home and one of the first things you'll see is an extensive library of books they've used to educate themselves on how to become more successful." One of those billionaires he was referring to may have been American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist Warren Buffet who in a recent article by CNBC was reported to spend 80% of his day reading. Buffet suggests that everyone read at least 500 pages a day.
While most of you probably don't have the time (yet) to spend 80% of your day reading, prioritizing a little reading time during your day could give you the added knowledge that you need to experience a breakthrough in your finances.
Some of THE best advise I have ever received on the subject of Money and Investing came from a small selection of books. Today I'm happy to share with you the TOP 3 books that have had the biggest impact on my finances, as well as my outlook on what it means to be wealthy.
#1 "Money Master The Game: 7 Simple Steps To Financial Freedom" by Tony Robbins.
Want to know what 50 of the world's most brilliant financial minds have to say about how you should invest your money? You need to look no further than "Money Master The Game". I just love Tony Robbins. Not only does he have his own amazing "rags to riches" story, he's also on a mission to help others like yourself find their own paths to success.
I can't help but smile while looking at the dog-eared pages, crinkled worn cover, and the highlight markings throughout. This is truly a loved book! I hope you'll take away from it as much as I did.
#2 "The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy" by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D.
The intro to this book alone is worth reading! In The Millionaire Next Door Thomas shows you how ordinary people can become wealthy. Thomas also makes a point of distinguishing between income and wealth, stating that where income can be easily spent, wealth is more often the result of a lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and most of all self discipline.
If you have a desire to know what factors (or traits) continuously show up again and again among those who've accumulated wealth, then this book is worth making time for. Perhaps you too will one day join the list of millionaires next door.
#3 "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George S. Clason.
If you happened across Millennial Money Tips - #3 Pay Yourself First, then it won't come as a surprise to you to find out that doing so was the secret to The Richest Man in Babylon's great wealth. This delightful collection of short-story parables will teach you the basics of money, and will inspire you to apply the teachings in your own life and finances.
Whether you are new on this journey, or a seasoned investor, this quick-read gem is worth making it on your weekend reading list.
In closing, there are so many excellent books out there, and each of them have the power to change attitudes, perceptions, and actions - necessary to experience a breakthrough towards financial freedom.
As always, wishing you a prosperous journey. Tara
P.S. Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what book's you recommend.