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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.
- Zen Pencils: Cartoon Quotes from Inspirational Folks and Zen Pencils-Volume Two: Dream the Impossible Dream. Great inspirational quotes and excellent illustrations.
Here are all my book reviews in reverse-chronological order.
My favorite book of 2014 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 still use it to this day.
My favorite book of 2015… I looked back at my book reviews and didn’t really have a strong favorite. I would say one trend is that I have become a fan of re-reading Vanguard founder Jack Bogle’s classic books. His old stuff has a lot of common sense reasoning that doesn’t always fit with today’s “one-size-fits-all” advice.