Whether it’s the debt crisis in Greece, navigating our personal finances, bootstrapping revenues for our small business, or the emergence of alternative forms of financial transaction…. money is constantly at the forefront of our minds. Here are a few great books that offer a wide swath of perspectives to boost our financial understanding and keep us grounded in the midst of unprecedented domestic and global change.
1. Breaking Banks: The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking by Brett King
The banking and financial services industries are facing tumultuous disruption amid evolving consumer demand. With insights from many of the world’s leading innovators in financial technology, King lays out why the emergence of mobile banking, digital transactions and other consumer solutions will crush legacy financial structures that are no longer relevant for the 21st century.
2. Million Dollar Consulting: The Professionals Guide to Growing A Practice by Alan Weiss
Establishing a new business is one thing; creating a significant, sustainable revenue stream from it is another. Alan Weiss’ no-holds-barred advice is unmatched for anyone seeking to create a smooth six-figure income by delivering maximum client value.
3. Super Rich: A Guide To Having It All by Russell Simmons
In this book, hip hop mogul Simmons remarks “When you give your full attention to serving the world, instead of worrying about the world giving you things, you will be so attractive that people will literally start throwing money at your feet.” I think this says it all!
4. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
If you are not familiar with high-frequency stock market trading, then you need to be. Lewis takes a look at this approach in terms of how it creates a rigged game for millions of naive or uninformed investors.
5. Money Secrets: Keys To Smart Investing by Kim Curtis
This short read flies under the radar but offers some little-known and behind-the-scenes insights into how financial advisors really operate. And let’s just say that they often don’t have your best interests at heart.
6. The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice by Brendan Burchard
Brendan is the Anthony Robbins of 2015. This book is full of sage advice for creating a financial windfall and a meaningful life.
7. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
Media personality Dave Ramsay has arguably been more successful than anyone in helping people reshape their financial future. For starters, he enthusiastically extols the value of cash over credit. And oddly enough, he tells consumers to give the middle finger to credit scores and other games that keep Americans trapped in a lose-lose financial scenario.
8. The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy: How to Save Yourself and Your Country by Peter Schiff
This book will rock your sh** in terms of the looming financial crisis facing our world, as well as how to respond to it. He is bullish on gold and recent developments in Greece lend credibility to the overall tenor of Peter’s message.
9. No BS Wealth Creation In The New Economy by Dan Kennedy
Grab a stiff drink before you read this one because Dan’s advice is in your face and contrarian to the hilt. But he knows his stuff and is unforgiving in his desire to make his adherents uncomfortable and wealthy.