Just got off of Facetime with my daughter, who lives with her mom in CA.
She decided she’d show me her entire sticker collection (took about 20 minutes).
T’was an amalgam of Harry Potter, roller skates, Harry Potter, unicorns, heart-shaped sunglasses, Harry Potter, and Harry Potter stickers.
I didn’t teach her to be a hoarder, must’ve learned it from her mom.
But anyways, although I generally shoot for minimalism in my life, if there’s one thing I still collect, it’s books.
Books about business, marketing, writing, self-help, creativity, stuff like that.
And every once in a while, I like to give what’s on old p-denni’s bookshelf a shout.
But since there’s a variety of fiction and nonfiction on the wall of wisdom, I thought I’d bring a little focus to the ADHD and confine this email to my top 3 books on money.
So here goes.
1. The Richest Man in Babylon (Clason)
This one is an oldie but goodie. My stepdad (who passed away last year, RIP), who I think was one of the smartest, most savvy, and successful business guys I know, gave this book to me as a gift for Christmas after I graduated from high school.
He told me, “This is the only book on money you will ever need.”
Obviously I’ve read many more besides this one, but he was still right. If I had to choose just one, this would be it.
2. The Next Millionaire Next Door (Stanley)
This is a reboot of “The Millionaire Next Door” with some updated statistics.
But what you’ll discover in this book is that, as millionaires go, the stats don’t change all that much.
What made people millionaires in 1996 when the book was first published is virtually still the same as what was published in the 2018 edition.
If you want to know how millionaires actually live, as opposed to what the 20 year old guy on instagram with his shirt off touting the secret methods to get rich off crypto TODAY! will tell you, you might want to check this book out.
This book will tell you what types of houses millionaires actually buy, what cars they drive, and what types of decisions they make.
A true picture of who/ what you should emulate on your path to wealth.
3. The Psychology of Money (Housel)
The cool thing about this one is that Morgan Housel basically calls bull-shee-it on all the money gurus out there and calls a spade a spade: that money, and all manners of handling it, really just boils down to human psychology.
Turns out, growing your wealth doesn’t have a whole lot to do with how closely you follow the stock market, your profession, or what school you went to.
So there you have it.
And if you’d like to start writing your own book on how you saved time and money on your personal path to wealth, here’s a way to get started writing your first chapter: