Audiobooks are awesome!
They’re books, except you can listen to them whenever you want. You’ve probably heard about Audible and maybe even Scribd, two platforms that make finding any audiobook you want a total breeze.
Audiobooks are awesome because they allow you to continue learning and engaging with captivating material at any time of day – while you’re commuting to work, doing meal prep for the week, or even while taking out your super stinky compost bin.
Here’s a collection of the best finance audiobooks, available immediately in audiobook form. These fantastic titles have shaped the lives of numerous wealthy individuals, inspiring them to take charge of their lives and finances.
Napoleon Hill’s classic is like the bible of motivational literature. In it, the author discusses the principles people need for lifelong personal achievement. If you can listen to this book with an open mind, you’ll find a blueprint to success that has stood the test of time.
You need to memorize and internalize everything Ramit Sethi says in his book, because it is absolute gold. This author is a breath of fresh air in a niche where the gurus tend to repeat the same mantras over and over.
Ramit takes a three-point approach to personal finance. This trident includes eliminating debt, automating your finances to free mental space for more important things, and focusing on earning more money rather than scrimping your way to wealth.
Have you ever wondered what makes successful people tick? The authors of ‘The Millionaire Next Door’ did just that. They grouped people into groups based on their ability to accumulate wealth and then looked into what behaviors each group had in common.
It turns out that people who are excellent at accumulating wealth have things in common that you might not expect: they’re thrifty! Look at this way, millionaires don’t become millionaires by throwing money away.
This book is a wealth of knowledge on the trends and forces that are working on the financial markets today. If you’ve wanted to know more about the consequences and implications of the recession in 2008, then this is the book for you.
The Intelligent Investor is the investment audiobook to read if you want to become serious about investing and finance. Written by Warren Buffet’s mentor, Benjamin Graham, this book will walk you through the central tenets of what is known as value investing.
It’s not an easy book to get through so you may want to give this one multiple listens. Maybe even take some notes, because this book is definitely more textbook than storybook.
Jack Bogle is the man who pioneered ETFs for the average investor. The ex-CEO of Vanguard championed index-investing, or passive investing, over traditional mutual funds. He knew that the deck is stacked against the everyman when it comes to investing in mutual funds.
In his book, he espouses his philosophy and teaches readers the importance of diversifying your portfolio and how to invest for the long run.
His book will give you a powerful framework of common-sense investing principles.
If you want to read an investing audiobook, look no further than Peter Lynch’s ‘One Up On Wall Street’. Every investor has his own style, and Peter Lynch used his method to grow his Fidelity Magellan fund from $20 million to $14 billion.
His philosophy in a nutshell: invest in things you understand. After thorough research, Lynch would only invest in stocks and companies that he truly understood and whose products he believed in.
Robert Kiyosaki wrote this personal finance classic in 1997. It’s based on his childhood and tells the story of two fathers. One is highly educated, but financially incompetent – the poor dad. The other is more financially literate (the rich dad).
This book will change your life and how you view money. Don’t read it unless you want to spend time thinking deep thoughts.
Many people leaving college are faced with the reality that they just don’t know that much about money. Financial markets, real estate, credit scores, and home ownership are complete mysteries to a recent college grad, and this book goes a long way to giving people the knowledge they need.
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