Over the years I have read a good number of personal finance books. I have read some good ones and some not so good ones. Here are the most influential finance books in my life.
The Richest Man in Babylon this classic book is written is a wonderful parable form which, in like many books on personal finance makes it both informative and entertaining. It teaches you how important it is for your money to produce money (interest). Although it was written before income tax was instituted in the US so the formulas are a bit out dated the concepts are wonderful.
Sex and Money: Pleasures That Leave You Empty – Paul Tripps book addresses the hearts issues behind the two major idols in our culture. It will dig deep into the crevasses of your heart and tear sins up from the root. Sounds painful but it is great. That is why it is on my list of most influential finance book.
Money – God or Gift – This little book by Jamie Munson is a great little starter book from RE:lit. It covers the basics of biblical stewardship and money principles.
Your Money or Your Life – It walks you through some steps of thought that help you think differently about money. If you actually do all the ”homework” the authors recommend it will open your eyes to your finances. How much of your life are you giving up just to make money to maintain your current lifestyle. This thought process makes it one of the most influential finance books in my life.
The Treasure Principle – In this first book in the new LifeChange series, bestselling author Randy Alcorn introduces readers to a revolution in material freedom and radical generosity that will change lives around the world.
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