Recommended INvestment Books
Yes we're a YouTube channel and we're totally down with the kids, but we still have appreciation for the old fashioned book. When we're not busy with the channel, we do a lot a reading about investing, and some of our favourite books are listed below.
Some of these changed our lives, so highly recommend reading them if you're starting out in investing or want some advice from some titans of the industry.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
If you only ever buy one book, this should be it. The timeless classic, Rich Dad Poor Dad talks about Assets and the power of Passive Income.
It’s a big picture, scene setting book for your life of investing ahead. What it lacks in detail, it packs punches in terms of changing your outlook and mindset. If anything, an enjoyable and easy read.
This book is Ben’s #1 favourite book of all time, and should be on everyone’s reading list. Period. Buy Rich Dad Poor Dad here.
This essential follow up to Rich Dad Poor Dad opened our eyes to the ways of making money outside of Employment.
Just as good as his first book, covering more of the basics that everyone interested in making money should know.
Buy Cashflow Quadrant here.
The Millionaire Fastlane
MJ DeMarco sets out his view of the world using a car analogy, with the Fast Lane being the road to wealth, contrasted with the Slow Lane of holding a job.
There’s some fantastic insight in here about building a Money Machine – great for anyone wanting to break the shackles of employment and mediocrity, fast.
Buy The Millionaire Fastlane here.
Your Money Or Your Life
Vicki Robin takes you through the 9 steps to transforming your relationship with money and achieving Financial Independence – a key mover and shaker in the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early)
Buy Your Money Or Your Life here.
Money: Know More, Make More, Give More
If you’re not where you want to be in your life, then it’s time to close the gap between the money you earn and the lifestyle you want – and get on track to creating the success you deserve. Rob Moore shows you how!
Buy Your Money Or Your Life here.
How To Own The World
We love this book. Andrew Craig tells you why you need to own a little bit of everything, and tells you how to go about doing so!
We particularly liked the sections on commodities, inflation, and how to value a stock.
Buy How To Own The World here.
The Naked TraderFor anyone who wants to make money in the markets – Robbie Burns focuses on stock market investing that you can enjoy, packed with real-life trading examples and candid advice. It gives you the lowdown on what you need to make money from markets without having to sit at a screen all day or swallow a financial dictionary. And you can do it in your birthday suit! Buy The Naked Trader here.
Money: Master The GameTony Robbins, stock market legend, brings you his 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. His stock market teachings have certainly influenced us. Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world – from Carl Icahn, to Warren Buffett, to Jack Bogle and Steve Forbes. Buy Money: Master the Game here.
The Complete Guide to Property Investment
Rob Dix gives his experience on how to survive & thrive in the new world of buy-to-let – an essential read for anyone wanting to invest in rental property in the UK. This book is where our knowledge of the UK buy-to-let sector began!
Buy The Complete Guide to Property Investment here.
Money: A User’s Guide: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Money: A User’s Guide cuts through all the panic of personal finances. It will teach you how to get a great credit score, how to save hundreds on bills, and offer practical advice on every difficult conversation you’ve been avoiding including Housing, Student Loans, Pensions, Paying off debt, Stocks and shares, Ethical investments, Money and Mental health, and Money and Love.
Buy Money: A User’s Guide here.
The Rules of Wealth: A personal code for prosperity and plenty
Is it all luck, or is there something rich people know or do that we don’t? Is it something we could all learn? The answer is a resounding yes. They know the Rules of wealth. The Rules of wealth are the guiding principles that will help you generate more money, handle it more wisely, grow it more effectively, and use it to live a happier, more fulfilling and comfortable life. In this new edition of the worldwide bestseller, Richard Templar has added 10 brand new Rules to make your life even more rewarding.
Buy The Rules of Wealth here.
Multi-millionaire & double world record holder Rob Moore reveals the exact philosophy, strategies & tactics you can easily follow to live a time-rich, wealthy & meaningful life, RIGHT NOW, from anywhere in the world, as long as you can get Wi-Fi.
Buy Life Leverage here.
Be Obsessed or Be Average
If you want real success, you have to know how to harness your obsession to rocket to the top. This book will give you the inspiration and tools to break out of your cocoon of mediocrity and achieve your craziest dreams. Grant Cardone will teach you how to Set crazy goals; Feed the beast; Shut down the doubters—and use your haters as fuel.
Buy Be Obsessed or Be Average here.
Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story
One of the most interesting auto-biographies out there for those interested in money, success and fulfilling the ‘American Dream’.
Buy Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story here.
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
“The meticulously reported book has plenty of gems for anyone who cares about Amazon, Jeff Bezos, entrepreneurship, leadership just the lunacy it took to build a company in less than two decades that now employs almost 90,000 people and sold $61 billion worth of, well, almost everything last year.” (Washington Post)
Buy The Everything Store here.