Below is a partial list of some of the resources from which I’ve learned and been inspired over the years. I don’t believe in everything from every source below, but the themes among them ring true.
Note that every one of these says essentially the same thing: Live below your means. Invest early and often. Buy and hold index funds.
Here they are, along with a one sentence recap of each.
- The Simple Path to Wealth – Spend less than you make, invest the difference, avoid debt, buy and hold VTSAX
- A Beginner’s Guide to Investing – 100 page recap of all the classic books on investing: Invest early and often, don’t try to beat the market
- The Little Book of Common Sense Investing – Buy and hold index funds
- The Millionaire Next Door – Live below your means
- A Random Walk Down Wall Street – Every strategy that attempts to beat the market is nonsense. Buy and hold index funds.
- The Bogleheads Guide to Investing – Buy and hold index funds. Plus a solid overview of almost every investing topic from insurance to college savings.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad – Don’t be a slave to your job that makes someone else rich
- I Will Teach You To Be Rich – Game the banks. Buy and hold index funds.
- The Essays of Warren Buffett – Ignore the hype and volatility of the stock market
- The Stay Wealthy Podcast – A knowledgeable, kind, altruistic Certified Financial Planner giving the straight info
- Motley Fool Answers – Charismatic hosts break down answers to investing questions
- Planet Money – Not strictly about personal finance or investing, but a fun podcast telling stories of economics
- Dave Ramsey – Get and stay out of debt