Reading and learning about investing is how you can become a successful investor. It pays to know how each type of investment works. Also, it is important to know the risks involved in investing. The more you know, the better you can build a profitable portfolio.
All of the following books are ones that I highly recommend for learning about successful investing.
I have read every one and feel they are worth your time and money to read.
Investing For Dummies – Eric Tyson
This is one of the best books for beginners to learn how to invest. It is direct and like all Dummies books is very easy to understand.
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy – Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
This is one of my favorites. This book gives the reader a sense of belief that he/she can become a millionaire. That is what I truly love about this book. It emphasizes how frugality is a cornerstone of the millionaires interviewed in the book. Looks can be deceiving so you may already be living next door to a millionaire.
How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio – Ben Stein
Ben Stein injects his dry sense of humor into this book. Which makes it a fun and informative read. It tells the reader all the things to do if you really want to ruin your finances. The goal is that you will learn from your, and others, mistakes and have more success with your portfolio.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Great Recession – Tom Gorman
This book gives a good, thorough study of the causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis. It's an excellent read if you want to understand the financial mess we went through. Plus, the author offers advice and ways to avoid getting into a similar mess on both a personal and global level.
Ultimate Money Saving Hacks for College Students – Laura Schaefer
Do you have a child soon going to college? Going back to college yourself? This book is an invaluable read. It offers plenty of advice on how to save on college. It also offers advice for young people to start saving and investing in college. A must for anyone going to college.
Worth It..Not Worth It? Simple and Profitable Answers To Life's Tough Financial Questions –
Do you lack the time to read long books? Don't have the time to learn in-depth about investing? This book lays out the simple answers to the main financial questions most anyone will encounter. The answers are short and straight-forward. Following the advice in this book will easily get any readers finances in order quickly and with minimal effort. This is a great book for anyone who is just not that interested in finance but wants to have some financial success.