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Finance and Investment Books and Advice For Beginners

Updated on February 16, 2015

Beginners' Guide to Finance and Investment

It is easy to make yourself wealthier if you know what you are doing, but the skills required to avoid excessive debt and to grow your assets for a comfortable, even rich, existence are rarely taught well in schools. There are, however, many books on the subject that can take you through the basic principles of investment and finance all the way up to more complex trading and wealth creation techniques.

Here is a selection of good books on the subject, including some of the "For Dummies" and "Rich Dad Poor Dad" series and When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson recommended by the veteran investor, Warren Buffett and "The Naked Trader" by Robbie Burns, an excellent humorous book about stock trading and investment for beginners and experts.

Disclaimer: Information in this and other linked articles is unregulated and for general information only and is not intended to be relied upon in making specific investment decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision.

Finance and Investing "for Dummies"

The "For Dummies" Books

The "For Dummies" series may sound basic and perhaps even simple and they certainly start from the basics of finance but extend all the way up to some fairly complex techniques and strategies making them an ideal learning tool and reference book.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

"Rich Dad Poor Dad" Books

The "Rich Dad Poor Dad" series of books also teach the basics of finance, investment and savings.

The Naked Trader by Robbie Burns

The Naked Trader by Robbie Burns is an excellent introduction to trading and investing written in a very readable, humorous way that is easy to understand for beginners but also very useful for experienced traders and investors.

Thinking Fast and Slow - By Daniel Kahneman - Nobel Laureate in Economics

Thinking Fast and Slow looks at the way our minds work in all aspects of our lives, but in particular when dealing with the way we think when taking financial decisions: How we analyse risk and reward. The book explains the two systems that control how we think and make choices: One system is fast, intuitive and emotional and the other slower and more logical.

This book could change the way in which you make financial decisions for the better.

Daniel Kahneman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002 and is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology at Princeton University and Emeritus Professor of Public Affairs at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.



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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      These sound like a great place to start.