These are the books I’d recommend if you thinking about getting a better handle on your finances, your career, or if you’re contemplating early retirement – any retirement for that matter. The links take you straight to Amazon where you can make the purchase.
And here is what I am reading right now (May 2017):
- Work Rules!, Laszlo Bock
- The Book On Rental Property Investing, Brandon Turner
- Eat To Live, Joel Fuhrman
Cashing in on the American Dream: How to Retire at 35
By Paul Terhorst
Great little book, answers a lot of questions about why to even retire early in the first place. The couple retired with a lot less $ than you think sometime in the 1980’s by investing their money in CD’s. You should be able to order this off Amazon for dirt cheap.
I Will Teach You To Be Rich
By Ramit Sethi
I know it sounds gimmicky but it’s very well written, super easy to understand and pretty much 99% of what you need to know about investments, controlling spending, retirement and savings is in here. It’s a great book to give someone who you would like to inspire to get on top of their finances. Also pretty cheap on Amazon.
The Last Safe Investment
By Bryan Franklin & Michael Ellsberg
This book is less about your typical index fund or real estate investing, instead the authors talk about learning specific skills such as sales and marketing, writing. They talk about creativity and how to develop it and what constitutes creativity. The ‘adviser equity‘ concept is quite brilliant. The book will make you feel more empowered and less fearful of the ‘what-ifs’ of life.
Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace
By Karie Willyerd & Barbara Mistick
Even doctors need to understand their role as employees, making sure they keep up with the times and remain marketable. I found the book very effective for anyone wishing to remain competitive and for anyone considering a career change. It’s an easy read and the 2 authors have done a great job balancing practical recommendations with more in-depth psychoanalysis.
Landlording – A Handymanual for Scrupulous Landlords and Landladies Who Do It Themselves
By Leigh Robinson
An incredibly thorough book on how to become a landlord for the very first time. It has forms that you can cut and paste. It’s a massive book, don’t let the cute little guy on the cover deceive you.
It is known as the bible of landlording, the book on managing properties with lots of good tidbits on what makes a good investment property.
Heal Your Headache
by David Buchholz MD
This is an incredible book that I recommend to all my chronic headache patients. Even if it’s tension headache, sinus headache, complex migraine, chronic tinnitus or neck pain, this is the book that has helped many of my patients. It’s a very easy ready for a doctor and will make you a star when it comes to dealing with patient headaches. Written by a neurologist specialising in headaches – you are getting his years of experience condensed into a book for less than $20. That’s gold right there.
How to Pay Zero Taxes, 2017: Your Guide to Every Tax Break the IRS Allows
By Jeff A Schnepper
This is 850 pages of text dedicated to stiffing the IRS, legally of course. It’s actually a fairly easy read, the author has done a great job to break the topics up really nicely. Naturally, some things won’t apply to you. This is the book you should read if you want to make that $500k salary stretch just a little more. No CPA or CFP I’ve ever met could tell you about all the things in this book.
Work Rules! Insights From Inside Google
By Laszlo Bock
This book has so much incredibly useful, I don’t know where to start. If you’re ever going to hire someone, this is the book for you. If you ever want to know how to move up the ladder, this is the book for you. I learned a lot from how Google manages their employees and it was a wonderful book to listen to. Don’t worry, it’s not advertisement for Google, nor an ego book for the author.