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Personal finance is something that we all need to keep track of, and cryptocurrency is a topic we need to keep ourselves updated on as we’re seeing increased institutional adoption. As cryptocurrency grows to include various financial services, managing personal finances such as budgeting, banking, insurance, mortgages, investments, retirement planning, and tax and estate planning may soon be available on blockchain platforms. But first, we need to equip ourselves with the necessary financial skills. If you are ready to invest in yourself, here are 10 books for you to upgrade your knowledge.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
If you’re into personal development that includes finance in a holistic manner, you will enjoy Napoleon Hill’s narrative. This book summarizes his philosophy on success having spent the majority of his life studying successful people and their habits. Although this book was originally published in 1937, this is still considered a must-read self-help book especially for investors and entrepreneurs who wish to further their financial gains by using the psychological power of the mind.
Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Beginners to bitcoin (or even if you need a refresher when building the next killer app) will find this practical guide useful and informative. From his experience as a teaching fellow and co-author of a course curriculum Introduction to Digital Currencies, Antonopoulos explains the concept of a decentralized currency in an easy-to-understand manner. The book touches on the technology, purpose, and applications of bitcoin and virtual currency in the real world. This is ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives who want to be at the forefront of this 21st century technological revolution.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Kiyosaki grew up with a not-so-rich father and this contrasted with his friend’s dad who happened to be one of the richest residents in Hawaii. This childhood experience gave Kiyosaki a wider view of wealth. And so, Rich Dad Poor Dad was written as part-memoir part-finance education to shine a light on how to best manage one’s money (or lack of it). This book would be an enjoyable and insightful read especially if you feel the need to keep your personal finance in check!
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
If you had to choose between a job that makes you miserable but pays well or a job that makes you happy but doesn’t pay as well as the first, which would you choose? Robin and Dominguez think it’s a no-brainer. In this book, they share the experiences of people who have taken their 9-step program in their journey to financial independence. They prove that it’s possible to do what you enjoy and earn money. This book is for you if you wish to transform your relationship with money and work, which encompasses more than just your earning, spending, debts, and savings.
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
Do you think that all millionaires live in Beverly Hills and drive fancy cars? Think again. Business professors Stanley and Danko articulately break the stereotype of wealthy people. This book shows unique insights into millionaires’ lifestyles and buying habits. (Hint: they work hard and live below their means). Grab this book and find out the seven common traits found among millionaires which you may apply if you wish to be wealthy.
Cryptoassets by Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar
Are you looking to invest in cryptocurrency? Cryptoassets is a perfect introduction. Written in an easy-to-read style by the founders of a cryptocurrency asset firm, this book provides you with information on digital currencies as well as a detailed history of the industry. You’ll take away an actionable guide for investing cryptoassets and managing your portfolio to maximize returns.
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Considered a classic in financial literature, this book holds the key to financial wellbeing. Clason was inspired by Babylonian parables to get his point across on the subjects of thrifting, financial planning, and personal wealth. If you’re familiar with the saying “pay yourself first”, this is how it was popularized.
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Known for helping people pay off debt, Dave Ramsey gives you a proven plan for financial fitness in this book. He tackles relatable financial problems such as having to pay your kids’ college fees and solving marital difficulties. By the end of this book, you will have a solid foundation for saving money so that the next life emergency won’t derail your finances. Take Ramsey’s advice, and you might just retire comfortably.
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig
Considered the father of value investing, Graham shares all his knowledge in this indispensable book. You will learn how to develop long-term strategies in value investing and avoid substantial errors. The revised edition of this book includes a commentary by Zweig, a noted financial journalist, who adds his view on the realities of today’s market.
I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
If you’re someone who is ridden with debt and student loans and wants a dead simple investment strategy, Ramit Sethi will teach you just that. This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has taught a generation how to earn more, save more and live a rich life — and now you can, too!
BONUS 1: How to DeFi by CoinGecko
Now that you’ve gone through these books and had your personal finance on track, it’s time to upgrade your knowledge on Decentralized Finance. Get ahead of the game and prepare yourself for when cryptocurrency becomes mainstream.
BONUS 2: How to Bitcoin by CoinGecko
Once you’ve explored DeFi and are ready to invest in cryptocurrency, check out our latest book. How to Bitcoin is written for beginners with easy-to-understand analogies and step-by-step guides to help you understand the Bitcoin movement and how to be part of it.
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