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    What books have made the greatest impact on your financial life?

    What books have made the greatest impact on your financial and/or investing life?
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    #2
    Influence. It taught me so much about marketing and human psychology. I keep referring back to that book all the time. It has been instrumental in inspiring the marketing strategies I used to propel Rails and Basecamp.

    Smalltalk Best Practices. My favorite book about programming. Itís more than twenty years old now, but it remains as relevant as ever. It captures so many of the patterns I love to dance with when writing beautiful code.

    Meditations. Marcus Aurelius is probably my favorite Stoic philosopher, with Seneca as a close second. And in Stoic philosophy Iíve found kindred thought for mental coping mechanisms I had employed since childhood. It refined them further and cemented their place as the guiding philosophy of life for me.

    Now these are more like 3 favorite books that just came to mind when trying to answer quickly. I read about 10Ė12 books per year, so Iím sure a rigorous examination of them all may well have produced a different list. But these are good books!

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      #3
      the giant tome by Jane Bryant Quinn that came out in the early 90's, it set me on the right path, IMHO

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        #4
        The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, I've read it over and over again and each time I read it I find something new that I can apply.

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          #5
          The Millionaire Next Door
          The Wealthy Barber
          Steve

          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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            #6
            Originally posted by colby99 View Post
            Influence.

            Meditations. Marcus Aurelius is probably my favorite Stoic philosopher, with Seneca as a close second. And in Stoic philosophy Iíve found kindred thought for mental coping mechanisms I had employed since childhood. It refined them further and cemented their place as the guiding philosophy of life for me.
            Yes, that is a solid read.

            It's reputed that the secretary of defense keeps a copy of this book with him.

            If you don't have time to read it, here is a link to the audiobook version. You can always check it out the audio while you're driving or working out.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4coUPS6gBg
            james.c.hendrickson@gmail.com
            202.468.6043

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              #7
              If You Can. By Bill Bernstein

              Best part, it is a free PDF available online and a quick read.

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                #8
                Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
                Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
                Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robbert Kiyosaki

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                  #9
                  "The Millionaire Next Door" is the book that first opened my eyes to saving & being smart and intentional about how I use my money. I've read others that were also good, but that was definitely the most influential.
                  "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                    #10
                    Automatic Millionaire [David Bach] easy read that moved me from 'saver' to 'investor.' I've always liked Kiplinger's Magazine, although I've not had access in a number of years.

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                      #11
                      Robert Allen "multiple sources of income"

                      On his advice I bought an apartment. I started earning on the Internet.

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                        #12
                        The Bible.
                        Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

                        -George Carlin

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by FLA View Post
                          the giant tome by Jane Bryant Quinn that came out in the early 90's, it set me on the right path, IMHO
                          me too - "Making The Most Of Your Money" by Jane Bryant Quinn (1991)

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