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‘Don’t work for money, make it work for you.’

—Robert Kiyosaki, Author of the Rich Dad series.

1. ‘Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely’ by Anurag Sharma

 

With deep insights about investor psychology, Book of Value shows how to apply tools of business analysis to sort through the deceptions and self-deceptions in financial markets. Anurag Sharma joins philosophy with practical know-how to launch an integrated approach to building high-performance stock portfolios. Investors at all skill levels should learn to be mindful of their psychological biases so they may better frame investment choices. Book of Value teaches novices that investing is not a game of luck but a skill-and provides the emotional and analytical tools necessary to play it well. Intermediate investors learn how to effectively control emotions when investing and think strategically about their investment program. Advanced investors see the formalization of what they already know intuitively: that the philosopher’s methods for seeking truth can be profitably applied to make smart investments. A groundbreaking guide full of lasting value, Book of Value should be on the shelf of anyone who takes investing seriously.

2. ‘Let’s Talk Money: You’ve Worked Hard for It, Now Make It Work for You’ by Monika Halan

We work hard to earn our money. But regardless of how much we earn, the money worry never goes away. Bills, rent, EMIs, medical costs, vacations, kids’ education and, somewhere at the back of the head, the niggling thought about being under-prepared for our own retirement. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our money worked for us just as we work hard for it? What if we had a proven system to identify dud investment schemes? What if could just plug seamlessly into a simple, jargon-free plan to get more value out of our money, and have a super good life today? India’s most trusted name in personal finance, Monika Halan offers you a feet-on-the-ground system to build financial security. Not a get-rich-quick guide, this book helps you build a smart system to live your dream life, rather than stay worried about the ‘right’ investment or ‘perfect’ insurance. Unlike many personal finance books, Let’s Talk Money is written specifically for you, keeping the Indian context in mind.

3. ‘Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases’ by Yefei Lu

Since the 1950s, Warren Buffett and his partners have backed some of the twentieth century’s most profitable, trendsetting companies. But how did they know they were making the right investments? What did Buffet and his partners look for in an up-and-coming company, and how can others replicate their approach? A gift to Buffett followers who have long sought a pattern to the investor’s success, Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett presents the most detailed analysis to date of Buffet’s long-term investment portfolio. Yefei Lu, an experienced investor, starts with Buffett’s interest in the Sanborn Map Company in 1958 and tracks nineteen more of his major investments in companies like See’s Candies, the Washington Post, GEICO, Coca-Cola, US Air, Wells Fargo, and IBM, accessing partnership letters, company documents, annual reports, third-party references, and other original sources.

4. ‘Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 

Think And Grow Rich has earned itself the reputation of being considered a textbook for actionable techniques that can help one get better at doing anything, not just by rich and wealthy, but also by people doing wonderful work in their respective fields. There are hundreds and thousands of successful people in the world who can vouch for the contents of this book.

Napoleon Hill once set out on a personal quest to find out what really made some people so successful. Why is it that some people manage to remain healthy, happy and financially independent, all at the same time? Why, after all, do some end up being called as lucky? The answers, no wonder, had to be no less than revelations.

The author interviewed some of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world. It was based on what author learnt in the process from all these people. The author formulated hundreds and thousands of answers, into concise principles which when acted upon, many claim, can help one achieve unprecedented success. Think and Grow Rich teaches not just concepts but also methods. Till date, it remains the number one self help book in the world, as far as sales are concerned!

5. ‘Road to Success: Putting the Principles of Think and Grow Rich Into Action in Your Life’ by Napoleon Hill

 

Are you lacking a sense of direction? Unable to chart a course for success in your life? Uneasy about whether you are following the correct route to your destination?

Study this guidebook for your life’s journey. This book provides time-tested advice for you to follow. In fact, Napoleon Hill created the first GPS system decades ago in the form of billboards that positioned his students on the road to success. What was true then is true now, and you will benefit immediately by applying his success coordinates in your life. When you have the ‘how to’, it becomes easy to follow the signposts that deliver you to your destination right on time. Are you ready to begin? Open this book for your success itinerary and travel the footsteps he has placed on the pathway. You will not lose your way!

6. ‘Money Wise: Aam Aadmi’s Guide to Wealth and Financial Freedom’ by Sharath Komarraju

 

Do you obsess about money and yet not talk about it with parents or friends—and barely enough with the spouse? Do you worry about how much you have, how much you need, what you need to do to get more of it? The world of money is bewildering. The biggest investment you will ever make is towards your financial education—and this easy-to-read guide provides just that. It answers vital questions such as: Where does money come from? Why do prices go up every year? How do I get out of debt? Should I invest in the stock market? What is the value of gold in our financial system? How do I make my investment portfolio shock-proof? Practical, fun and straight to the point, Money Wise will equip you with the tools to manage your money with confidence and competence.

Time is money. Start reading already!

 

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