I love books!
Books are my favourite life hack (with podcasts coming in a close second). I could go on and on about why books are so amazing… but Barney the Escape Artist says it better than I ever could:
“Reading the right books is the most powerful life hack there is because essentially the deal is, if you take the right genius in their field… they condense their life’s learning for you.
They do all that work for years and years in their career. And they agonise for a couple more years on how to write that down and condense it. And all you have to do is go on Amazon and get it delivered second-hand for a couple quid. Or you get it from the library for free.
And you’ve just sucked from that person—the entire wisdom, knowledge, and value that they have spent decades working on. And so, if you read the right books, and you then implement some of the lessons in your own life, the benefits from that are just ridiculously great.”
– Barney the Escape Artist (Choose FI, episode 49, from 1:13:56)
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My favourite books
Below is a list of my favourite money/personal growth books. I’ve read or listened to each and every book on this list, and all of them have either informed, inspired, or changed me.
Click on the links below to jump to each category of books.
- The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing for Canadians by Dan Bortolotti, et al
- Moolala: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things With Their Money by Bruce Sellery
- The Moolala Guide to Rockin’ Your RRSP by Bruce Sellery
- Stop Overthinking Your Money by Preet Banerjee
- Wealthing Like Rabbits by Robert Brown
- The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton
- The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton
- You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham
- The 4% Rule and Safe Withdrawal Rates In Retirement by Todd Tresidder
- How Much Money Do I Need to Retire? by Todd Tresidder
- How to Retire the Cheapskate Way by Jeff Yeager
- Retiring Sooner by Darrow Kirkpatrick
- All About Asset Allocation by Rick Ferri
- Are You A Stock Or A Bond? by Moshe Milevsky
- The Behavior Gap by Carl Richards
- Lifecycle Investing by Ian Ayres and Barry Nalebuff
- A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
- Think, Act and Invest Like Warren Buffet by Larry Swedroe
- Your Money and Your Brain by Jason Zweig
- 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
- Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
- Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thich Nhat Hanh
- The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
- The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney
- Introvert Power by Laurie A. Helgoe
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
- Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
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