Does investing feel completely foreign and complicated? It doesn’t have to be. Building wealth takes more than just reading a book — you have to go out and actually invest — but any of these classic and new reads will help you on the journey to financial success. Get your basic questions answered, learn new strategies, and confront the behaviors that stand in the way of your wealth.
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
The 13 lessons laid out in this classic are the culmination of more than 20 years of studying 500-plus successful people.
Making the Most of Your Money Now, by Jane Bryant Quinn
This update to the best-selling Making the Most of Your Money meets you exactly where you are in your life — whether you’re divorced or single, in college or about to retire — to serve as a guide for making profitable decisions. And you can pick it up again whenever your situation changes.
The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
Warren Buffett calls this classic take on portfolio management and long-term investment strategies “by far the best book on investing ever written.” Enough said.
Women & Money, by Suze Orman
It’s not enough just to understand what’s behind your financial decisions — you have to overcome dysfunctional behavior, like a cycle of overspending and shame, and make real moves toward long-term financial security. This book aims to help you do all those things.
The Money Queen's Guide, by Cary Carbonaro
This is a decade-by-decade exploration of the financial challenges that women face from our twenties through our sixties, as well as a guide for how to turn each of them into opportunities to build wealth.
Smart Couples Finish Rich, by David Bach
We hear a lot about relationships and money troubles, but this book explains how building wealth can and should be part of any partnership.
Your Money or Your Life, by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
This book goes beyond the usual budgeting and investing advice and urges you to define your values and then realign your life — and money — to focus on them. Hopefully you’ll end up rich in more ways than one.
The Billion Dollar Mistake, by Stephen L. Weiss
Knowing what not to do can be just as valuable as getting educated on what to do. In this book, we learn from the worst mistakes of big investors, such as former Goldman Sachs partner Leon Cooperman, and those who lost billions to Bernie Madoff.