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These books are great resources to help you expand your financial knowledge. They are separated by complexity and area of interest. They are all excellent books that pertain to different aspects of wealth accumulation and success.

Please enjoy our selections and forward me any comments or recommendations that you may have:

  • Basic Financial Concepts:
    •  “All your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan” by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Tyagi
    • “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey
    • “The Richest Man in Babylon” by Richard Ferrone
    • “How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes” by Peter D Schiff , Andrew J Schiff
  • Retirement and Financial Planning:
    • “You Can Do It: A Boomer’s Guide to Retirement” by Jonathan D. Pond
    • “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas Stanley
      •  Also read the sequel “The Millionaire Mind”
  • Advanced Investing Concepts:
    • “The Future for Investors: Break the Conventional Wisdom to Build your Wealth” by Jeremy Siegel
    • “The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives” by Leonard Mlodinow
    • “The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable” by James Owen Weatherall
    • “Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets” Nassim Talib
    • “Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders” by/with Jack D. Schwager , Bruce Kovner , Richard Dennis , Paul Tudor Jones , Michael Steinhardt , Ed Seykota , Marty Schwartz , Tom Baldwin
    • “The Intelligent Investor: ” by Benjamin Graham
    • ”The Warren Buffet Way” by Robert Hagstrom
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Planning:
    • “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” by Simon Sinek
    • “Small Business Success: Expert Solution to Grow Your Business” by Brian Tracy and Jim Rohn
    • “The Ultimate Question: Driving Good Profits and True Growth” by Fred Reichheld
    • “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kyosaki
      • Robert Kyosaki has many other books and they are almost all full of great information and ideas.
  • Behavioral Economics and Finance:
    • “Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics” by Richard Thayler
    • “The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money” by Carl Richards
    • “Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts” by Carol Tavris , Elliot Aronson
  • New Age/Modern Economy:
    • “The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism” by Arun Sundararajan
    • “Surviving AI: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence” by Calum Chace
    • “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” by Michael Lewis
    • “Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will” by Geoff Colvin
    • “Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few” by Robert Reich
    • “In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives” by Steven Levy
    • “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas Pickety
    • “Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization” by K. Eric Drexler
    • “How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed” Ray Kurzweil
    • “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution” Chris Anderson
    • “The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism” by Jeremy Rifkin
    • “Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think” by Steven Kotler , Peter H. Diamandis
    • “The Singularity is Near” by Ray Kurzweil
  • General and Personal Favorites:
    • Non Fiction:
      • “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
      • “Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions” by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
      • “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction” by Philip Tetlock & Dan Gardner
      • “NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior” by Eliezer Sternberg
      • “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything” by Steven Levitt
      • “Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers should buy Life Insurance” by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
      • “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” by Malcolm Gladwell
      • “The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything” by Daniel Coyle
      •  “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell
      •  ”The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century” by Thomas Friedman
      • “A Call to Conscience” by Martin Luther King Jr.
      • “Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long” by David Rock
      • “How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age” Dale Carnegie
    • Fiction
      • “The Dark Tower” Series – 7 books by Stephen King
      • “Ender’s Game” Series – 8 books by Orson Scott Card
      • “A Song of Ice and Fire” Series – 7 Books by George R.R. Martin
      • “The Lord of Rings” Series – 3 books plus the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
      • “Dune” Series – 10 books by Frank Herbert
      • “Lost Fleet” Series – 6 books by Jack Campbell
      • “Foundation” Series – 7 Books by Issac Asimov
      • “The Last Kingdom” Series – 10 books by Bernard Cornwell
      • “Barsoom” – John Carter Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
      • “Inheritance Cycle” Series – 4 books by Christopher Paolini
      • “The Lord of All Things” by Andreas Eschbach
      • “Accelerando” by Charles Stross
      • Please visit my Facebook page if you are interested in more of my personal fictional favorites.

I hope that my selections lead you to a more successful and fulfilling life. Reading is an essential part of our continued growth, prosperity, and this page is another facet of my financial advice to you. I will continue to update this page as I read through more literature and find good titles. Please let me know if you feel that I should add a title or have a reading recommendation for me.

Thank You!

W Phil Ratcliff

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