The list author says: "Investment books have played an important role in my life. I first learned to invest in mutual funds 20-some years ago through a book by Charles Givens. I also was initially inspired to invest in real estate by reading "Creating Wealth" by Robert Allen, again many years back. Investment books, like the ones below do much more than teach and inspire us, they can lead to more comfotable life. Maybe not an easier life, because they require to learn new ways of thinking and often require hard work, but at least a more financially comfortable life.
As Thomas Edison said, "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.""
"Compact, easy to read, and packed with step by step instructions for several phases of making real estate work for you, my book covers all the basics in a way that anyone can understand, and will be especially welcome in steering people through this time of fluctuating and uncertain markets. And, the principles will even be useful in other forms of business."
"Small investors' quickness and flexibility is a powerful advantage that they should exploit. But most small investors are passive, DePorre claims, holding investments for long-term gains, although this conventional investment wisdom results in only mediocre returns and carries the risk of greater loss."
"It's tempting to blame your upbringing or your stingy boss, but the real culprit in your flawed relationship with money is your very own brain. Examining concepts in neuroscience, economics and psychology, Zweig explains how our biology drives us toward good or bad investment decisions."
"Written by Kim Kiyosaki - -the wife of bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki - RICH WOMAN is for women who insist on being financially independent – without depending on a man, family, company, or government to take care of them."
"Buffett, the Bard of Omaha, is a genuine American folk hero, if folk heroes are allowed to build fortunes worth upward of $15 billion. He's great at homespun metaphor, but behind those catchy phrases is a reservoir of financial acumen that's generally considered the best of his generation."
"Chatzky is a refreshing, at times innocent-sounding, speaker, but her persistence is ever present as she pushes women to accept financial responsibility. She takes money management out of the competitive realm and encourages gentler practices, such as mindful and humanitarian spending."