I love to read. Some have asked me what books I am reading. This is what this post is all about. I am going to give 5 books I have read recently that I thought were particularly good. I naturally read a lot of finance-type books but this list will also include books from other categories. Enjoy!
1) "How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free" by Ernie Zelinski
This is a non-financial book about retirement. My personal favorite quote is, "You can retire early and go back to work. You cannot retire late and go back to early retirement." You will be encouraged and challenged to rethink your retirement plans for the better.
2) "Rejection Proof" by Jia Jang
Remember I said not all of these would be financial-type books? Well this is definitely not financial in nature. In fact it relates to just about every area of life. It can be applied to just about any job or even simply calling customer service departments. It could also be highly beneficial to the world of sales, including military recruiting!
3) "You're Not That Great: A Motivational Book" by Daniel Crosby
Daniel Crosby is a personal favorite author and speaker of mine. He is a clinical psychologist in the world of finance and he does not write in psycho or financial jargon. This particular book has a fantastic title and will make you think about how you go about your daily tasks.
4) The Financial Wisdom of Ebeneezer Scrooge - by Ted Klontz
Did you know that Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol" was actually a financial workshop? Everyone tends to relate financially to Scrooge or Cratchit. And before you think you know which is right and wrong you may want to read it. Often married couples will relate to opposite characters. It is this opposite tendency that makes therapists and financial counselor crucial in your marriage and in your finances. These differences, not properly managed, can destroy your finances. Conversely, when managed well, these seemingly contrary viewpoints can help propel you to greater heights than you ever thought.
5) "Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counter-Intuition" by Michael Mauboussin
Our intuition is not as good as we think it is. That is all.
These are not ordered in a particular ranking. In fact, I could have given you so many more incredible books but for now this will do!
Happy reading and learning!