12 Personal Finance Books For Beginners (2021)

July 29, 2021

If you want to become knowledgeable and gain expertise in your field quickly, you need to read extensively. One of the most essential things you can do for your mind is to read as it also develops your memory and comprehensive capabilities. People that genuinely want to achieve in life and learn as much as they can about the world fully commit to themselves and read a lot.

When I got to high school, I rarely read anything that was handed to me. If you wish to further modify your thinking, you must first select a particular area in which to study. I usually set a goal for myself to read a chapter a day, so that no matter how big the book is, I can still get my reading time in.

If you want to learn all you need to know about becoming an investor, establishing a business, self-development, and having financial knowledge about your money, you’ll want to read the entire post because I’ll be listing some excellent books that will help you.

1. Money: Master The Game by Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins spent ten years researching this book. Following the 2008 financial crisis, he resolved to empower ordinary people in achieving a bright future. He collected their finest methods after interviewing numerous wealthy financial geniuses, including Ray Dalio, Warren Buffett, and Jack Bogle.

Money: Master The Game lays down seven simple keys to financial independence, based on Tony Robbins’ conversations with the world’s finest millionaire investors. Everything from thinking change to budgeting techniques to portfolio management is covered in the book. The interview transcripts are the most attractive parts to be read in the book.

2. How To Win Friends and Influence People

The classic book on self-development and self-growth is Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. Okay, so this isn’t a business book, but it will benefit you in more ways than just one for your future endeavors.

Once you’ve finished this book, you’ll understand how to have confidence in yourself and how to approach life as a marketing plan, influencing others and getting to know individuals who impact you back. I’m an introvert who suffers from anxiety at times, and the advice in this book has made a significant difference in my social life. This is an indispensable book on personal marketing.

3. The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason

The Richest Man In Babylon, In this book you’ll find common-sense financial advice that you can use today, presented via ancient Babylonian tales and parables. Instead of providing dull instructions with little credibility, he wrapped his lessons in Babylonian tales.

The Babylonians gave George the wisdom, which teachings are passed on to us, and they are widely regarded as talented people. When George S. Clason, a soldier, merchant, and writer, released this book in 1926, he was ahead of his time. The advice is as relevant today as it was then.

4. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

This New York Times best-seller will teach you how to save money in all areas of your life, spend on the things you love, and automate your retirement planning. Ramit Sethi’s blog began in 2004 in his dorm room.

He pushed on after selling an ebook for a few bucks and saw the magic of generating money online. GrowthLab generates millions of dollars in annual income from online courses 15 years later. A down-to-earth viewpoint from someone who has been there.

5. 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris

This book should be known to a lot of you. This book focuses on specific lifestyle habits that you may adopt to achieve your aim of never working again. You will have a better lifestyle if you eliminate a portion of productivity that consumes the majority of your time.

The 4 Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris is your ticket to financial independence and a life outside of the 9–5 grind.
This book shocked me with how much valuable knowledge I was receiving, and it will give you the confidence to stand up and make a difference in your life, aiming for the priceless skill of financial independence.

6. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

The Dave Ramsey Show is one of the most popular radio broadcasts in the United States. Ramsey helps individuals in becoming debt-free, after which they appear on his show to discuss their experience. He also assists people with the emotional aspects of dealing with money, going beyond simple technical advice. In seven stages,

The Total Money Makeover teaches you how to quit seeing debt as normal, remove it forever in tiny increments, and build the financial future you want. Ramsey recommends that you pay off your obligations in order of increasing size, then begin saving gradually and only invest once you’ve covered the fundamentals. A resolute attitude to finance.

7. Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry

The book is aimed at people in their twenties and thirties who are dealing with debt and starting to plan for the future. Broke Millennial by personal finance expert Erin Lowry is the best place to start if you’re clueless about budgeting or overwhelmed by student loans and other expenses.

This is a book that is desperately needed in today’s world, which is riddled with massive student loans, unpaid internships, and other nonsense that makes it difficult to save money for anything substantial. The book is well-organized and inspiring. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for positive advice on personal finance issues and goals.

8. Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

Andrew Carnegie tasked Napoleon Hill with writing a book about what made a successful person successful, and he spent 20 years investigating and conducting interviews every great name of the day (Ford, Edison, etc), as well as many people who ended in failure (because you have to know what doesn’t work as well). The eventual result is this book. Timeless knowledge, amazing words of wisdom, and sound wisdom from what is maybe the best personal development book ever produced.

It truly makes you live up to its moniker by affecting your subconscious thoughts on thinking about wealth. Think and Grow Rich may also be classified as a personality and self-development book due to the way it trains your brain to think like a wealthy person.

9. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

For decades, Stanley and his co-author William Danko examined people with average salaries and high net worths. The book will assist you in becoming wealthy by saving money. The majority of individuals could save half the amount of their income. This book will show you why the effort is worthwhile in the long run. The Millionaire Next Door teaches you the easy spending and saving habits that result in more money in the bank than most people make in their lifetime, while also assisting you in avoiding key mistakes on your path to financial freedom.

10. Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kawasaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad provides you advice that your school system should have given you. Robert shows us the specific methods to become a millionaire, as well as valuable tips along the road.
This book showed me what I should be doing with my money in order to achieve financial freedom in the future.

If you’re a parent who wants their child to get a head start on personal financial education, Rich Dad Poor Dad is the book for you.
If you wind up reading any of the books and had to pick one that provides you the most useful advice for your future, it would be Rich Dad Poor Dad.
It is, by far, the finest book for future entrepreneurs to have.

11. Wildpreneurs - Tamari Jacobi

Assume you’re a business owner who wants to learn more about the fundamentals. Tamari Jacobi’s Wildpreneurs is an excellent first book. It’s all about figuring out how to turn your creativity into a business.
I had read this book since it was the first one I had read after getting back into reading. It’s an excellent starting-up guide for entrepreneurs who are afraid to take that risk but have the confidence to do so. After reading this book, I felt more encouraged to use my talents as a business venture.

12. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez

The book isn’t really about money. It is about what we are exchanging our life energy for. The book had a strong spiritual component to it. Your Money or Your Life invites readers to take a step back and consider their ultimate goals and how much money they will need to achieve them. The basic idea is that every day you go to work, you choose to trade your (precious, limited) life energy for money.

So, if you spend it subconsciously on things you don’t really like (or a bigger house/car than you really need), you’re basically trading away hours of your life. If you enjoy your work and enjoy collecting coins, that’s fantastic. But if you want to do more with your life than staring at a computer screen at work, or even if you love your job but would do it differently if money wasn’t a problem, this book is for you!


I used to believe it was nonsense that individuals genuinely learned and improved themselves through books since I felt there was no need for it anyways. As Life is short just enjoy it 😅

But after reading these books, they gave me significant lessons after expanding my knowledge and forced me to study these books about self-development and business.
These are my personal book recommendations, and you should take some time out of your day to absorb the range of knowledge provided by all 12 of these books.

Hope these books will change your life for the better.

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Written by Dev Baidya