“If you watched Warren Buffett with a time clock, I would say that half of all the time he spends is just sitting on his ass and reading.”
Charlie Munger, V.P. of Berkshire Hathaway
Reading has long been a part of my DNA. That can largely be attributed to habits passed down by my parents; my father was a voracious reader, and my mother was a middle school reading specialist for twenty-five years. Whether physical copy or Kindle, it’s not surprising that my most prized possession is a good stack of books in which to immerse myself.
Like you, I am on an ongoing quest for financial freedom. It’s here that books are an essential ‘food group’ in my self-improvement and lifelong learning pursuits. Each day, I commit a minimum of two hours to autodidactic mode, poring over a great read.
This month’s theme here at Anthem Vault is Read Some Books. As we make the leap into March, consider making a pledge to #BeResponsible for your self-learning by grabbing a book and reading it today.
Given Anthem Vault’s focus on sound money as an essential element of financial freedom, I thought I’d personally recommend five books to help jump-start your reading pursuits.
Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell
This book offers a comprehensive look at how the global economy really works, as well as timely prescriptions for advancing our world order. Be prepared for lots of reading with this telephone book-size tome.
The Real Crash: How to Save Yourself and Your Country by Peter Schiff
Lots of shocking predictions in this book, albeit some a bit far-fetched. But I found it quite informative, particularly its perspectives on the future of gold markets.
Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
Seeking real-world suggestions for managing your financial affairs? Then this book is a must-read. And the money app EveryDollar that accompanies it is a gem. “