Some of these books naturally cross over into each other as some authors will write about property development, property investment and personal finance.
We have bought every single book and audiobook available online and we try to review them here. We have spent so little on these books and audiobooks, definitely under one thousand pounds. All that information, tips and wise reflections is such great value.
There are millions of books and audiobooks on personal finance and we will simply try and tell you about our personal favourites and that we feel are universally helpful to everyone.
In this article we will try and recommend as many books, audiobooks, podcasts etc as possible that we feel are useful to anyone looking to be a property investor.
We include links to amazon that we may get a small payment for but we simply only recommend products that 1) we have used personally and 2) we like and recommend. We also include the links to audible where you can buy the audiobook version so you can listen on your headphones while you work or on your radio when you drive. Here is a list of the headphones we use when listening to audiobooks.
If you are a bit hesitant about buying books on property then here is an article on why you should.
But as we say, we recommend buying them all, each book has a little nugget in there somewhere. But that said, in this article we are going to attempt an overview of each book.
Before we get on to personal finance books, here are a list of some of our favourite self-development books.
These are our recommendations for books that are good for anyone interested in property development.
Robert T. Kiyosaki is a controversial guy. He is a little bit of a dodgy character in real life but his first book is pure gold for teaching you useful financial viewpoints you just will not hear elsewhere.
This book is very well known there is a reason for it.
The author takes solid lessons on personal finance and skillfully teaches these stories through an analogy of sorts. He compares his poor dad and the reasons why he was poor to the rich and successful dad-figure that he found in a local businessman.
It is a good book and not difficult to read. Here is the book outline.
Chapter 1 The Rich do not work for money
Chapter 2 Why teach financial literacy
Chapter 3 Mind your own business
Chapter 4 The history of taxes and the power of corporations
Chapter 5 The rich invent money
Chapter 6 Work to learn, do not work for money
Chapter 7 Overcoming Obstacles
Chapter 8 Getting started
Chapter 9 Still want more ? Here are some to dos
About the Author
If you are tired of working for an employer and want financial independence then this is a great book.
Remember, one book does not cover everything — read books and expand your sources of knowledge.
This book is a powerful tool to change your approach to how you think about your finances and money in general.
We strongly recommend it because it is a short read but packs a mighty punch. You can read it in several hours.
Eker introduces the concept of the book which is that rich and wealthy people think differently to people who have little or no money.
He points out that human beings think the way they do because of what they have learnt from their parents, school friends, family, their community etc. This is their financial blueprint.
Eker tells you how rich people think and encourages you to think like they do.
By thinking differently, you increase your chances of being successful.
It might sound a little ‘new-agey’ etc but its got some really good lessons in there.
Remember, you don’t have to buy everything the author is saying but pick the ideas that work for you.
It is worth the cost — its ideas on simplification will at the very least save you thousands each year.
Here are the chapter contents:
Who the Heck Is T. Harv Eker, and Why Should I Read This Book?
Part One: Your Money Blueprint
Why is your money blueprint important
What is your money blueprint and how is it formed
Steps for change: specific instances
So what is your money blueprint set for ?
Part Two: The Wealth Files: Seventeen Ways Rich People Think and Act Differently from Poor and Middle-Class People
Wealth file 1 Rich people believe I create my life, poor people believe “Life happens to me”
Wealth file 2 Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
Wealth file 3 Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.
Wealth file 4 Rich people think big. Poor people think small.
Wealth file 5 Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
Wealth file 6 Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
Wealth file 7 Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people
Wealth file 8 Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.
Wealth file 9 Rich people are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems.
Wealth file 10 Rich people are excellent receivers. Poor people are poor receivers.
Wealth file 11 Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.
Wealth file 12 Rich people think “both”, poor people think “either/or”
Wealth file 13 Rich people focus on their net worth. Poor people focus on their working income
Wealth file 14 Rich people manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well.
Wealth file 15 Rich people have their money work hard for them. Poor people work hard for their money.
Wealth file 16 Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.
Wealth file 17 Rich people constantly learn and know. Poor people think they already know.
So What the Heck Do I Do Now ?
Share the Wealth
Audible audiobook version T. Harve Eker Secrets of a millionaire mind, mastering the inner game of wealth
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