Remember back in March when we all thought this pandemic thing was only going to inconvenience our lives for a few weeks?
Well, that came and went.
So did Tiger King, The Last Dance, and about a dozen other ways to break up the monotony of spending almost all of our waking hours at home.
As we roll past the six-month mark, many people across the country are starting to realize that we all could have been using more of this time to improve our lives instead of vegging out on the couch watching Netflix.
If you happen to be one of those people, we have pulled together a list of personal finance books that could unlock the key to creating a better life for yourself once the pandemic is over for good.
Are you ready to level up your life?
Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Radio personality Dave Ramsey has been working to help his listeners “live like no one else” so that they can “live like no one else” for decades now, and his Total Money Makeover is the complete playbook for paying off any amount of debt as efficiently as possible.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
While the story of Robert Kiyosaki’s two dads might have been embellished a bit, there is no shortage of personal finance wisdom packed into this classic read. If you have never taken a trip down this road, it will almost certainly help change your outlook on just about everything you do financially.
Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
While most of the great personal finance reads have been around for decades, Tony Robbins put together a more modern collection of thoughts on the topic back in 2014. Building on interviews with a wide range of finance experts, this is the new bible for anyone looking to grow their wealth today.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Moving back towards the classics, it doesn’t get much more iconic than Napoleon Hill’s masterpiece, Think and Grow Rich.
This one focuses more on personal development than straight finance, but it is filled with an astounding amount of wisdom the whole way through.
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
Another book that isn’t necessarily about personal finance but will have a tremendous impact on how your view your spending is The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko.
This classic will blow your mind with anecdotes and statistics that illustrate the point that the average millionaires aren’t exactly who you think they are.
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
The Richest Man in Babylon is another classic read that uses ancient examples to illustrate personal finance principles that are still very much in play today. Told as a story, this one makes for a fantastic read that will leave you thinking about how to improve your lot in life at the end of each chapter.
With so many fantastic personal finance books available, it just isn’t possible to conclude this article without mentioning at least a few more options. Here are some of the classics that just missed the final list:
- The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
- The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
- I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
Adding these four honorable mentions into the mix gives us a stack of ten books that provide a complete overview of how to change your finances to achieve just about any type of lifestyle that you might desire.
So with that in mind, spend however much time we have left enduring this pandemic with a great book in your hand and be sure to let us know how it changes your life for the better down the road.