The best books to understand finance

The Best Books for Understanding Finance are for both new and experienced investors who want to improve their future by learning from the past. It is often assumed that those who are good at managing money have some sort of innate talent for personal finance. While it’s true that some people are naturally good with money and make smart choices, there are a number of habits that anyone can develop to build wealth.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Robert T. Kiyosaki)

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki is the ultimate book on money management. It is the first personal finance book that most people read. And for good reason: it’s fun to read and entertaining, but more importantly, it contains excellent life advice and one of the best stories ever told about money.

Finance for non-financial people (Franck Nicolas)

If you want to be a businessman and your ambition is to run a company one day, or even run it yourself, then you will have to meet the finance department of your company. And since you are not an expert in corporate finance and have little time, the purpose of this book is to summarize in simple terms the basic knowledge of management accounts that you need to do your job well and faster.

The Millionaire Next Door (Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko)

Many people think the road to wealth is paved with designer shoes and expensive watches. This book puts that misconception to rest by revealing that most millionaires actually live far from that model: a large majority live (far) below their means, without luxury cars or designer suits, and firmly believe that saving money is more important than publicly displaying wealth and status.

Corporate Finance for Dummies (Jean-Yves Eglem, Bernard Févry)

The book La finance d’entreprise pour les Nuls presents the main principles of business management in theory and especially in practice. It is intended for all those who have to make decisions or projects, especially those who may feel overwhelmed by the complexity of financial issues. In order to alleviate these fears, this book will shed light on the main concepts and advise on procedures that can be applied without fail.

Get Rich: 6 Weeks to Simply Improve Your Finances! (Ramit Sethi)

If you are intrigued by the idea of earning more money and managing it effectively, this book is a must read. Author Ramit Sethi presents 6 action-oriented steps to help you get out of debt, save money, and increase your income exponentially.

Understanding All Finance: Corporate Finance Essentials for Everyone (Christophe Thibierge)

This understandable book breaks down the often mysterious world of finance into easily digestible chunks and covers many topics: the impact of time on investment decisions, the different categories of investments and their profitability, risk-return analysis with an emphasis on the use of mathematics in practice, cash management, and business valuation. Each topic is accompanied by exercises that you can use to test your understanding of the concepts as you go along.

Everybody Deserves to be Rich (Olivier Seban)

There are many books and methodologies on how to make money, but this book on behavior change will keep you grounded while aiming for the stars financially! With his accumulated experience, knowledge and advice, this author is able to describe the mindset that must be implemented while taking action to become rich. This method reveals how easily anyone can increase their income without resorting to unconventional methods!

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