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Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should Read

Our list of some of the best Financial Literacy books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. A Step-By-Step Guide to Building Wealth from $1: The Black Wealth Masterclass (2019)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadIf you’re looking for actionable financial literacy tactics to create generational wealth and prosperity, this is a GREAT place to begin. The best way for people of color to reach the pinnacles we strive for is through financial literacy. It’s the best way to create wealth and pass on a legacy of knowledge and financial freedom to choose our own path and foster a NEW wave of financial confidence and influence. Every chapter of this book dissects how money passes through our community, the concepts and principles of wealth building, and most importantly, how to build wealth at every stage in your life. If…
Author(s): John D Saunders

2. Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money (2014)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadMany of our global economic problems started in 1971…when President Richard Nixon took the U.S. off the gold standard. Throughout history, when a government went off the gold standard, an age of turbulence began.In 1997, Robert’s book Rich Dad Poor Dad stunned readers stating, “Your house is not an asset.” As howls of protest went up around the world, the book went on to become an international bestseller and the #1 personal finance book of all time.Rich Dad Poor Dad is not a book on real estate. It is a book about the importance of financial education. Rich Dad Poor Dad was written to prepare you and your loved ones for the financial…
Author(s): Robert T. Kiyosaki

3. The Infographic Guide to Personal Finance: A Visual Reference for Everything You Need to Know (2017)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadGet your finances in shape! In The Infographic Guide to Personal Finance, you will learn all the skills you need to make good financial decisions and grow your personal wealth. Full of colorful descriptions organized in an easy-to-read format, this book contains infographics such as: -Choosing your bank -Building an emergency fund -Choosing a financial planner -Where your money is going -What not to buy -Health insurance -Property insurance -What federal taxes pay for With the help of this guide, you’ll learn how to make good investments,…
Author(s): Cagan CPA, Michele, Elisabeth Lariviere

4. Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties (2017)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadA completely revised and updated fourth edition of the New York Times bestseller, designed to guide younger adults through the world of personal finance.More than ever before, people in their twenties and thirties need help getting their financial lives in order. And who could blame them? These so-called millennials have come of age in the wake of the worst economic crisis in memory, and are now trying to get by in its aftermath. They owe record levels of student loan debt, face sky-high rents, and struggle to live on a budget in an uncertain economy. It’s time for them to get a financial life….
Author(s): Beth Kobliner

5. Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By (2013)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadBestselling 5 Star Graduation Gift for both College and High School grads! Recommended by eBay, Forbes, Lifehack, Elite Daily, Real Simple and Bustle. Why do high schools and colleges require students to take courses in English, math and science, yet have absolutely no requirements for students to learn about personal money management? Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School? 99 Personal Money Management Lessons to Live By was initially developed by the author to pass on to his five children as they entered adulthood. As it developed, the author realized that personal money…
Author(s): Cary Siegel

6. The Black Financial Literacy and Wealth Building Bible (2019)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadBlack Americans have achieved and thrived through Slavery, Jim Crow and benign neglect. The Wealth Building Opportunity Gap presents another major challenge for Black Americans. We realize that we cannot rely on anyone but ourselves to conquer this challenge. We cannot expect those that grow wealthy from our condition to provide a solutions to our problems. This book lays out the mindset, financial knowledge and skills Black Americans must acquire to build long lasting wealth. Individuals, families, civic organizations and the Black Church must have a comprehensive plan to achieve financial wealth. Our…
Author(s): David W. Fontaine

7. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! (2017)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadApril 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time… translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the…
Author(s): Robert T. Kiyosaki

8. Financial Literacy for Managers: Finance and Accounting for Better Decision-Making (Wharton Executive Essentials) (2012)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadIn order to understand how your business is performing right now and to evaluate, assess, and devise new strategies to boost future performance, you need information. Financial statements are a critical source of the information you need.In direct and simple terms, Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit. You will learn to use and interpret financial data; find out what we can learn from Pepsi,…
Author(s): Richard A. Lambert

9. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together (2017)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadStop Living Paycheck to Paycheck and Get Your Financial Life Together (#GYFLT)!   If you’re a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it’s easy to get freaked out by finances. But you’re not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It’s time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn’t just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with…
Author(s): Erin Lowry

10. I Am Net Worthy – The Financial Master Plan For Millennials (2018)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should Read“Financial independence is much more achievable than you think. What’s holding you back most isn’t money… it’s knowledge.Welcome to I Am Net Worthy.”- Chris SmithFinancial independence is just as possible as ever; the sooner you get on the Net Worthy path, the sooner you can achieve it. I Am Net Worthy isn’t about get-rich-schemes, “inspirational” examples you couldn’t duplicate, or textbook-style graphs and equations. Instead, it’s a complete set of sound, proven principles anyone can follow, explained step by step, by a diverse and energized team of Millennials, assembled and…
Author(s): Chris Smith

11. Investing All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)) (2017)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadFeaturing guidance from renowned finance expert Eric Tyson and content from other top selling For Dummies investment titles, Investing All-in-One For Dummies offers the foolproof, time-tested guidance you need to turn those hard-earned dollars into a successful and diversified portfolio. Covering everything from stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, and the latest in online investing, this hands-on resource lays out an arsenal of techniques for you to select the investment accounts that best suit your particular style, needs, and goals….
Author(s): Eric Tyson

12. Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School, Too?: 99 Life Management Principles To Live By (2018)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadThrough Cary Siegel’s bestselling first book Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School? 99 personal money management principles to live by he has educated and motivated over 200,000 people on improving their financial life. Now he is doing the same in regards to life management with his second book, Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School, Too? 99 life management principles to live by.His latest book provides 8 important lessons with 99 principles of life management that are both simple and memorable. Written for his five children who are now in high school, college and the workforce, the author’s principles also apply to adults of all…
Author(s): Cary Siegel

13. Money, Personal Financial Literacy for High School Students: Teacher Edition (2017)

 Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should ReadPersonal Financial Literacy is a requirement for High School graduation. This teacher edition partners with the student edition which contains chapters and worksheets for: Budgets, 401k, Roth IRA, Compound Interest, Income Tax, Paychecks, Credit and Debit cards, Buying a house and car, Insurance and Wills and College and financial aid. This easy to read and navigate textbook will help your students get the information they need!…
Author(s): Debra P Avara

Best Financial Literacy Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some financial literacy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Buffett's Tips: A Guide to Financial Literacy and Life

Author(s): John M. Longo; Tyler J. Longo
ID: 2851230, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Financial Literacy for Generation Z: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life

Author(s): Kenneth O Doyle
ID: 2489544, Publisher: Praeger, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Financial Literacy and Money Script: A Caribbean Perspective

Author(s): Christine Sahadeo
ID: 2234716, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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