What Books Do The Top Personal Finance Authorities Read?

Posted on April 7, 2015 and updated April 14, 2015 in Life Insurance Canada News 31 min read
Barry Choi

Barry Choi

Blogger – Money We Have

 

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

The most recent personal finance books I have read were The Value of Simple by John Robertson

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

I recommend all Canadians read Stop Over-Thinking Your Money! The Five Simple Rules of Financial Success by Preet Banerjee and Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School by Andrew Hallam. Both of those books are on my list of the top personal finance books for Canadians.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

I’d start with Preet’s book, and if you want an actual “primer” then I suggest picking up Personal Finance for Canadians for Dummies


Smolkin Sheryl

Sheryl Smolkin

Blogger – Retirement Redux

 

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

I just finished reading Second-Act Careers – 50+ Ways To Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement by Nancy Collamer and reviewed it for a blog post for next week.

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

My all time favourite business books were by David Chilton, The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns. I also really like Jonathan Chevreau’s book Findependence Day.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

I think Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s books are very accessible and are a good way to start, particularly for people who are in debt and need to learn how to budget.


Mark Seed

Mark Seed

Blogger – My Own Advisor

 

 

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

I’m just finishing up a book by Peter Thiel entitled Zero to One. Thiel was the founder of PayPal and is a venture capitalist for many tech start-ups.

I just started reading One-Page Financial Plan by Carl Richards. This book tries to simplify the financial planning process for folks. I’m going to have a giveaway on my website in a few weeks so make sure to visit.

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

My three favourite personal finance books are The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton, Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam and The Investment Zoo by Stephen Jarislowsky.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

I have two sets of recommendations depending upon your age group. For millennials, I recommend The Value of Simple by John Robertson and How Not To Move Back In With Your Parents – The Young Person’s Guide to Financial Empowerment by Rob Carrick.

For all age groups, I would start reading The Behavior Gap by Carl Richards, Stop Over-Thinking Your Money by Preet Banerjee and MoneySense Guide to the Perfect Portfolio by Dan Bortolotti.


Jamie Golobek

Jamie Golombek

Managing Director, Tax & Estate Planning with CIBC in Toronto

 

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

I am currently reading Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown.

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

My favourite personal finance book that I’ve read was The Wealthy Barber.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

I also think that The Wealthy Barber is a great place to start if you are just starting to review your personal finances.


Gordon Pape

Gordon Pape

Publisher: Building Wealth - Author of RRSPs: The Ultimate Wealth Builder

 

 What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

I am currently not reading personal finance books right now.

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

My favorite book is One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch. Its common-sense approach, clear writing, and great investment anecdotes is the reason why I regard it so highly.


milliondollarjourney

FrugalTrader

Blogger – Million Dollar Journey

 

 

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

Right now I’m reading, The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David Schwartz and The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

My favorite books are The Wealthy Barber, The Millionaire Next Door, as an advocate for frugal living to build wealth, and E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber for business.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

The principles of The Wealthy Barber are still sound, but I also like Why Swim with the Sharks. Another great book is, The Beginners Guide to Saving and Investing for Canadians. This book is written by finance bloggers, including myself, and provides are great starting point to personal finance specifically for Canadians.


Sandi Martin

Sandi Martin

Financial Planner @ Spring Personal Finance

 

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

I’m currently reading two finance books right now. The first one is All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi. The second book is Pensionize Your Nest Egg by Moshe Milevsky & Alexandra MacQueen.

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

My favourite book has to be Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

For people who are starting to review their personal finances I would recommend The Value of Simple by John Robertson.


Robb Engen

Robb Engen

Personal Finance Expert – BoomerAndEcho

 

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

I’m currently reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

My all time favourite personal finance book is The Wealthy Barber Returns. I find myself constantly going back to it for the great quotes and useful stories.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

It’s a toss-up between the original Wealthy Barber, and Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam. I would also consider Wealthing Like Rabbits by Robert Brown as an up-and-comer.


Sean Cooper

Sean Cooper

Financial Journalist – Sean Cooper

 

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

I am currently reading Pensionize Your Nest Egg : How to Use Product Allocation to Create a Guaranteed Income For Life.

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

My favourite book has to be The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

If you are starting to get your personal finances in order, I would suggest to read Well-Heeled: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Rich by Lesley-Ann Scorgie right away. 


Ellen Roseman

Ellen Roseman

Personal Finance Columnist – Ellen Roseman

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

I am rereading Helaine Olen‘s book, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. She makes some excellent points about conflicts of interest and she tears apart some-well-known U.S, icons, such as Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey. She was recently speaking in Toronto.

From All Of The Books You’ve Read, Which Ones Are Your Favourite?

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle is one of my favourites. It’s a quick read, but contains valuable advice from a fund industry icon about the virtues of keeping things simple.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

Stop Over-thinking Your Money: The Five Simple Rules of Financial Success by Preet Banerjee is an excellent guide for beginners.


Moshe Milevsky Professor

Moshe Milevsky

Associate Professor @ Schulich School of Business

 

What Personal Finance Books Are You Currently Reading?

Currently, I am reading Making Money: Coin, Currency and the Coming of Capitalism by Christine Desan.

What Book Do You Recommend As A Good Primer For People Just Starting To Review Their Personal Finances?

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My Own Advisor
My Own Advisor

Killer list of reading material.

This will keep investors busy 🙂

Thanks for including me in your list of impressive bloggers and financial experts.

Keep up the great work Syed and team.

Mark