Searching for books which would enlighten you on how to grow your money? Well, we’ve got you covered. Compiled by SheThePeople.TV’s books editor, Archana Pai-Kulkarni, here is a list of our favourite must-read books on investing.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Using the lessons he learned from his father figures, Kiyosaki stresses the importance of financial literacy, points out that real assets add cash flow to your wallet and argues that you don’t need a high income to become wealthy. He views real estate investments and stocks that provide dividends favourably and highlights the importance of tax planning.
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The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (Revised) by Warren Buffett and Lawrence Cunningham
Modern history’s most successful investor loves to discuss the principles behind his investments. This collection of letters that Buffett wrote to shareholders summarises his techniques. The essays include discussions on corporate governance, finance, investing, alternatives to common stock, mergers and acquisitions, accounting and valuation, accounting policy, and tax matters.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This classic offers time-tested principles for success and personal achievement, which include desire, faith, specialised knowledge, organised planning, persistence and the sixth sense. With valuable insights into the psychology of success and abundance, it is a priority read.
Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman
In this groundbreaking book, the author investigates the complicated, dysfunctional relationship women have with money. With a streamlined five-month programme that delivers genuine long-term financial security, the book equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness to overcome their mental blocks.
By the same author: The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying
Yogi On Dalal Street . . . Ancient Wisdom for The Modern day Investor by Arun Thukral
This book goes beyond the basic investment framework as it dives deeper into how our mind works in order to arrive at the right investment ideas. It draws reference to various scriptures, especially Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, providing a simple overview of the complex investment ecosystem, and highlights how veteran investors have used similar winning strategies to create phenomenal wealth.
What Every Indian Should Know Before Investing: From Fixed Deposits to PPF to Real Estate, Gold, Mutual Funds, Stocks and more… explained in simple, easy-to-understand language! by Vinod Pottayil
Understanding so many investment options can be a challenge to the new investor. This book explains all the popular investment options in detail along with their advantages, disadvantages, taxation, etc. It also has chapters on Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Writing a Will, Making a Financial Plan and Investment Terms.
Mutual Funds: The Money Multiplier by Lalitha Thamaraipandy
How can you build wealth with the most elusive combination – common sense and knowledge? This book answers this question by taking you on a journey into the world of mutual funds. In easy language, with in-depth insights and practical advice, the book cracks the code on building wealth the mutual fund way.
Let’s Talk Money: You’ve Worked Hard for It, Now Make It Work for You by Monika Halan
If you are worried about bills, rent, EMIs, medical costs, vacations, kids’ education and retirement, here’s a book which helps you plug seamlessly into a simple, jargon-free plan to get more value out of our money. It offers a feet-on-the-ground system to build financial security, live your dream life, and make your money work for you.
Retire Rich: Invest Rs. 40 a Day by P.V. Subramanyam
This book tells you why you need to plan for retirement even if you are 25 years away from it and takes you through the steps and importance of planning and to the dangers of not planning. Can you really retire by investing an amount as little as Rs 40 a day? Yes, says the book—with the power of compounding.
Flirting with Stocks: Stock Market Investing for Beginners by Anil Lamba
This book introduces the uninitiated to the world of share markets. It begins with the basics of how the investment cycle works, and builds up to the nitty-gritties of bulls and bears, mutual funds, kerb trading, badla finance and share-price fixing. Included also are case studies on asset bubbles and insider trading that are lessons for potential investors.
Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze
This book is based on the concept that comparing yourself to others is a damaging habit — not only mentally, but also financially. The author discusses how you can live the life you want by following seven core financial habits.
Money Smart: The Indian Woman’s Guide to Managing Wealth: Reenita Malhotra Hora & Divya Vij
Do the words ‘stock market’ and ‘mutual funds’ frighten you? Does filing your tax returns give you the jitters? Loaded with interactive tools, packed with crucial information in punchy, accessible nuggets, individually tailored, age-appropriate investment plans and savings instruments, this book takes you one step closer to making investing a permanent habit.
Archana Pai Kulkarni is the Books Editor at SheThePeople.TV. The views expressed are the author’s own.