Reading is FUNdamental!
I love books. I consider reading to be a skill and one of the skills that has transformed my businesses and my finances. That's why I'm always on the look out for great books.
While new releases tend to dominate mainstream media, I find that a lot of old classics and privately published books are just as valuable, if not more so. That's why I decided to hand pick a list of the best personal finance books available on the Amazon Kindle.
My criteria for what makes the list each month will be that it needs at least 4 stars, have more than ten reviews, and cost 99 cents or less.
If you have Amazon Prime, you can often get a $1 credit if you opt for slower than 2-day shipping. That means some of these books can be free!
May 2016 was a smaller month, I felt like I was repeating some of the good books that were under a buck, so the list contains just six books. A couple are repeats but I added a few new books to the start of the list. I may add more in the future if there are others that come out and fit the criteria.
(Updated May 5th, 2016)
I limited the list to just 9 books but for more books, click here to see Kindle Books with 4 Stars+.
From previous months':
January 2016 featured a good mix of classics, like Richest Man in Babylon and The Way to Wealth by Ben Franklin, as well as some contemporary favorites like YNAB's Invest Like a Pro and Barbara Friedberg's How to Get Rich Without Winning The Lottery. (There's even a Ben Stein book, originally published in 2008)
For February, I kept a few of the classics on the list (Ben Franklin's The Way to Wealth and The Richest Man in Babylon) but mixed in a few other books that aren't strictly money related per se. 30 Days is a habit changing book, Choose Yourself! by James Altucher is about careers, and there are a few frugality focused books too.
March 2016 has a mix of everything. I kept The Richest Man in Babylon, The Way to Wealth, and Choose Yourself from February since they're solid books that are helpful for anyone. i also mixed in a few books that focused on earning money, from side hustles to real estate to investing. Income is crucial and while saving is great, the path to wealth is often paved with taking advantage of opportunities.
April 2016 has a bunch of new titles from well known names. We kept The Richest Man in Babylon and The Way to Wealth, but added a whole slew of new titles (many free) including Rich Bitch Guide to Love and Money by Nicole Lapin and operation Money by Jean Chatzky.