Since I started getting seriously interested in money, investing, and finance back in 2011, I’ve been devouring knowledge on these topics to prepare myself for the plan I have for financial independence and how I intend to get there. These books are my 20 must read money books. Take a look.
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If you’re ready to move on from the training-wheel-books on personal finance, here are the books that will provide you with the knowledge and wisdom on how to approach the complexities of investing your money. I’ve learned a lot from these books and I think you will too.
The Top 20 List
“Keep your emotions in check, learn market history, don’t speculate, and buy assets with a wide margin of safety.”
“This book challenged me on what enough meant to me, both in life, money, and investing.”
“This is the ultimate beginners guide for Canadians.”
“A great introduction from the father of index funds on why most investors should stick with index funds.”
“The beginners guide with simple language on why you should stick with index funds.”
“While Taleb can be a bit full of himself, the greatest insight I gained was that the stock market can be very, very random.”
“A brief and concise whirlwind tour of financial history. Be wary of bubbles.”
“Chance plays a bigger role in stock market success than you might think.”
“The classic research-backed argument for why the markets are efficient most of the time and thus why most investors should stick with index funds.”
“A terrific, in-depth approach to the theory, history, psychology, and mechanics of investing.”
“Immense patience is required in sound investing: wait for the fat pitch.”
“More wisdom than I can share in a sentence. Just read it.”
13. The Snowball
“The markets can remain irrational for a very long time, but eventually, reality and value will converge.”
“The supreme importance of qualitative factors when making investment decisions.”
“One of my favourites. A compelling argument as to why you should stop trying to be an amateur stock trader.”
“Avoid the losers, the winners will take care of themselves.”
“A great introduction to market history and why stocks are the best asset class for long term investment.”
“The science behind asset allocation and proper diversification for the success of your investment portfolio.”
“Reviews the importance of index funds, asset allocation, rebalancing, and avoiding making silly mistakes.”
“The Canadian Bible on pensions and retirement.”
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