List of Recommended Books

 
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Reading the right books is a great way to start learning about investing!

Below is a list of books on investing and personal finance that I find very helpful. Hope you enjoy them too!

Aysha’s selection

Here are my favourites! If you read each of them you will be quite a bit further when it comes to investing!

WORTH IT, YOUR Life, YOUR Money, YOUR TERMS

By Amanda Steinberg

This is a great to book to get started because it helps you discover how your upbringing has shaped your relationship with money and how this may prevent you from making smart money decisions.

Amanda’s story is very relatable and makes it a good read. And I like that Amanda is a strong believer of passive investing.

Millionaire expat: How To Build Wealth Living Overseas

By Andrew Hallam

Millionaire Expat is one of the rare books that covers the topic of investing for anyone outside of the United States. This is why it is a great read for so many, including for women who reside in their home country (which is not the US).

It deals with currency and with multi-country pension planning. All of this in an easy-to-read and rather entertaining book.

Andrew is (rightfully!) a strong advocate of passive investing and simple do-it-yourself portfolios.

MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

By Tony Robbins

This is the true ‘bible’ of investing. In over 600 pages, Tony gives us all what he uncovered about investing when he made it his mission to interview all the greatest investors of our time and share their advice with the public.

There is no book like it! Of course, part of the content only works for US residents. Nevertheless, this book is sooo good, it is a must-read.

After publishing this book, Tony wrote a second book on the topic, ‘Unshakable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook’, which is a shorter version with a couple of new things in there. I still prefer the first book but Ideally you should read both of them!

The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit & Global Good

by Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg

Investing is an absolute MUST to reach financial security for ourselves and for our loved ones. But there is more to it. We all have a responsibility towards the environment and society. Climate change, for example, is one of the most critical issues we need to address.

In this short book, Judith and Margot tell us how we can invest to address some of the greatest challenges of our time—from climate change and water scarcity to lack of access to health care, education, and affordable housing—with the intention of also generating a financial return.

Gender Lens Investing: Uncovering Opportunities for Growth, Returns, and Impact

by Joseph Quinlan and Jackie VanderBrug

Through investing wisely, women compensate for the many financial challenges that they encounter in life compared to men (being paid less, promoted less, career breaks due to parenthood, and many many more).

But beyond financial security, we can invest our money in a way that foster gender equality and the advancement of women. That is called investing with a ‘gender lens’ and this book is the only one of its kind to go in depth on this topic.


other good books

Here are other good books that I have read and that you might want to consider!

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
—> Really great book to get into the right mindset for yourself and also when raising your kids ;-)

I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
—> This is another good book and very easy to read. Very US focused though… And perhaps a little too ‘guy-style’ for my taste…

Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money by Alexa von Tobel
—> A great read if you want to find ways to save as much money as possible.

Conscious Investing: Practitioners' views on holistic investing approaches that benefit people and the planet by Christin ter Braak-Forstinger
—> This book goes deeper into how wealthy women can invest with a positive impact.

Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams by David Bach
—> This was the very first book I read on the topic (my late husband had gifted it to me ;-) It is a little outdated by now but still worth mentioning!

U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans: The Traveling Expat's Guide to Living, Working, and Staying Tax Compliant Abroad by Olivier Wagner
—> This is a must read for any Americans and green-card holders living abroad (my son is American…)


further reading

Here are a few more books that I have on my shelf and that I want to read. Thought you could want them too…

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle

Master Class for Investors by Martin Sosnoff

Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter

Rich Dad's Rich Kid, Smart Kid: Giving Your Children a Financial Headstart by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter

The Cross-Border Family Wealth Guide: Advice on Taxes, Investing, Real Estate, and Retirement for Global Families in the U.S. and Abroad by Andrew Fisher

Nomad Capitalist: How to Reclaim Your Freedom with Offshore Bank Accounts, Dual Citizenship, Foreign Companies, and Overseas Investments by Andrew Henderson