19. 08. 2010

I’ve read countless books on personal finance, frugality and paying off debt in the last five years but here are my favourite ten, in no particular order:

All of these books have helped me in some way to gain more knowledge about money, frugality and personal finance.  They say knowledge is power and they are right, it is.

Is your favourite book on this list or do you have another one to recommend? Please let me know in the comments and I’ll do a readers favourites follow up :-)


In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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8 Responses to “My Top Ten Personal Finance Books”

  1. Serendipity says:

    I enjoyed the Automatic Millionaire myself. I have three books right now waiting for me to read them so we shall see if I have any new ones to share. :)

  2. The Tightwad Gazette is my absolutely, so far. I recently read Rich Dad, Poor Dad and really enjoyed it. I’m trying to get my hands on a copy of Not Buying It and America’s Cheapest Family. I love reading PF books now. Talk about geeky. :)

  3. Maureen says:

    I read a fabulous book called The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton, it is a PF book written like a novel. I also loved Rich Dad Poor Dad, and would love a copy of The Complete Tightwad Gazette but can,t find it here in Oz. You have mentioned one or two othere I might try and look for, at my local Library.

  4. Angela says:

    I usually keep away from Personal finance books because alot of it tends to go over my head, however Debt is Slavery looks really interesting.

  5. @serendipity the ‘latte factor’ in Automatic Millionaire is eye opening!

  6. @angela that book is very no nonsense!

    here’s a post back from march 2008:

  7. @Maureen
    Yes I liked The Wealthy Barbour too; it’s a shame you can’t find Tighwad Gazette!

  8. @SHL me too re Tightwad Gazette. Not Buying It is not too ‘financey’ but I really enjoyed it.

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad; although I wouldn’t follow most of the advice in it, it really opened my eyes to thinking about money in a different way :-)