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Here are some recommendations for those looking to give or receive some financial inspiration:
- If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly by William J. Bernstein. A short primer on personal finance with a focus on investing.
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason. Short and very easy to read. Teaches the merits of living below your means and investing the rest for the future.
- Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. A good starter book on breaking out of the earn-spend cycle and regaining control of your life. A first step down the path to early or semi-retirement.
- Work Less, Live More: The Way to Semi-Retirement by Robert Clyatt. More explorations into the idea of an earlier, more gradual retirement that balances work and other interests.
Here are all my book reviews in reverse-chronological order.
I would have to say my favorite book of the year was Dinner A Love Story. It has some inspirational material to help you cook for yourself and your family, along with the best compilation of weeknight dinner recipes I’ve read in a cookbook. They taste special enough (not bland or boring), but they also take 30 minutes. I just used it again last night.
I bought the new Tony Robbins book MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. I’m skeptical, but I think I have to read it. What other informercial guru could get book blurbs from Jack Bogle, Bill Clinton, Ray Dalio, and T. Boone Pickens?