Learning is an important part of life no matter how old you are or where you are in life. You should always strive to improve and become a better version of yourself.
Even though I dropped out of college, I still read books in order to continue learning. The only difference is that I’m not going in debt paying $700 for one course and $100 for one textbook!
You can read a bunch of articles online and watch videos about personal finance, budgeting, and investing, but where do you think all that information came from? It had to come from somewhere.
They all came from books, which is why I highly recommend you to pick just one book, read 10 pages a day, and see how much you will develop as a person. Keep in mind, one book won’t turn you into a CEO of a big corporation, but you will be one book smarter than before.
So with that being said, I challenge you to read just 10 pages of a good book every single day.
My Favorite Books That I Strongly Recommend
I understand how hard it can be to find time to sit down and read, so here are 2 free audiobooks for you to learn and read while you shower, cook, eat, drive, etc!
Good: A book that talks about personal development, daily disciplines, and strong habits. I found a book like this to be very easy to read because it is short, simple, and straight to the point.
Bad: The catchphrase “The Slight Edge” will be brought up a thousand times, but you will never find the definition of what it really is. Some chapters will feel like he’s bringing up the same points over and over again.
Bottom-Line: Every book has its own pros and cons, but I found this book to be my favorite. The only book that I am willing to read more than once! Honestly, this is the book that snowballed my achievements in my career and built the confidence to start a blog and Youtube channel!
Good: Lays out the foundation of achieving financial independence to escape the 9-5. Learn how the wealthy utilize and approach money in such a way that is different than how modern day society has taught us.
Bad: At first I thought this book was a scam; the thought of becoming wealthy and working whenever and wherever you want seems like a get-rich-quick scheme.
Bottom-line: This book outlines the key principles of how you should approach making money. It talks about the importance of financial IQ, investing, making money work for you, why you should buy assets instead of liabilities, and more!
Good: Builds strong principles and habits into your daily actions. Makes you rethink about the small things that you tend to brush off because they seem so insignificant. Elaborates on how small things can snowball into a giant result. (i.e. your career, success, investments, etc.)
Bad: Can’t really think of any content-wise, but it is on the shorter side.
Bottom-line: This book has really changed the way I viewed my actions. Sure, skipping out on a gym session once won’t make me lose my gain, just like how one cheat meal won’t make me fat, but these things add up and it will compound into a bigger effect.
Good: The best investing book that I’ve ever read. Chock-full of information in order to learn how to successfully trade.
Bad: Super thick book full of investing and business terminology. If you’re inexperienced or have very little knowledge then it might feel overwhelming to soak everything in.
Bottom-line: Regardless if you’re experienced in investing or watch many Youtube videos about investing, you should still pick up a finance/investing book. If you had to get one investing book then this should be the one!
DISCLAIMER: These are affiliate links, any small commissions gained from your purchases will be used to help me make more content for you! These are the books that I’ve read and absolutely loved. They have provided me a great value at such a small cost. It totally beats the couple hundreds of dollars that I’ve spent on tuition and textbooks!