For many millions of Americans, this current financial crisis has brought home many fearful scenarios, as almost everyone has faced either a drop in their income or lost their main stream of income entirely. However, every period of difficulty brings the opportunity to make something good out of it. You might even be, for the first time in your life, truly assessing whether you understand the current state of your finances, and if you can manifest your goals into reality.
Here are four of the best books on personal finance, retirement, and goal setting you can pick up today:
The credit card killer and cash king wrote this book several decades ago, and thanks to this book alone, tens of millions of people across the globe have killed debt, amped up their savings, and invested smartly so they can retire truly financially free people. Ramsey’s “snowball” method of attacking debt focuses on human psychology and behavior in order to tackle debt in a way that increases your likelihood of getting out of it faster, and staying out of it for good.
Another Ramsey personality, former banker turned finance coach Chris Hogan conducted the largest survey of American millionaires to date, and used their lives to tap into the habits and lifestyles they have so people like us can achieve millionaire status in our lifetime. From the teachers up the road to the business owner around the corner, Chris Hogan demystifies the myths so we can truly see that retirement isn’t an age, it’s an obtainable number!
Perhaps the best selling finance book in the world, Robert Kiyosaki takes you through his understanding of financial knowledge by discussing the two influences in his life, his PHD father who lived an average middle-class life, and his friend’s millionaire father who taught him how to become a millionaire through the simple game of monopoly. If you felt you never knew how true financial independence could be earned, Kiyosaki takes you along for a ride that will make you question some very core beliefs about money.
Grant Cardone is the true rags to riches story, and this is the book that not only showed you how changing his core beliefs about work, money, and self-development helped him become one of the richest real estate investors in the world, but how you can achieve ten times the results in whatever line of work you see yourself in as well. From understanding the need to take extreme personal responsibility for things you might fear to taking chances on risks you otherwise would avoid, this is the radical mindset book that will truly push you to see what you’re made of, and how to make your money work for you!