Do you feel lost when it comes to financial planning? You’re not alone. According to a 2015 national financial capability study by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, two-thirds of Americans lack basic financial literacy. And while there are more tools available than ever before to help you bridge that gap, wading through the trendy, flash-in-the-pan self-help guides to find the best personal finance books can be a challenge.
We’ve put together this reading list — containing some of the best current and classic books on personal finance — to help you begin your journey toward financial literacy.
Many popular books on personal finance feature a theme or concept that might seem gimmicky at first. Looking beyond that, however, the best of them are based on sound financial principles that can be useful to anyone. One of the easiest ways to jumpstart your education is simply to look at the current bestseller list and start exploring what others are reading. Here are some favorites, which we’ve culled from recent Amazon and Audible charts:
As much as things can change in the financial world, some concepts are timeless. That’s why we’re rounding out a list of the best personal finance books with a look at some pioneers of the genre. The brief selection below is based on similar lists published in the Financial Post, Lifehacker and Inc.
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