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In the stressful economic times, people are seeking ways to increase their income, save money, invest and build wealth. Many experts have used self help books to increase their income significantly. These books provide money management advice for individuals. To gain prudent advice on how to manage money, consider perusing several of the publications listed below for ideas and tips.

1. The Intelligent Investor (New: $29.99, Used: See below)

This poignant and influential publication has taught its readers the basics of investing. Warren Buffet has endorsed this book and called it one of the best investment books ever written. Ben Graham addresses both the novice investor and the experienced business investor. Depending upon the needs of the reader, the book addresses the range of investments that investors may enjoy.

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2. One Up On Wall Street (New: $16.00, Used: See below)

Peter Lynch is a reputable mutual fund manager that uses his book to impart investment knowledge to the reader. This book will teach every reader how to make money using basic principles that most people would already know.

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3. The Essays of Warren Buffett (New: $32.50, Used: See below)

Professor Lawrence Cunningham selected the best of Warren Buffett and arranges them in his book by topic and relevance. Through the essays we are going to learn about management, investing philosophy, business, the use of stock options, economic and accounting goodwill.

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4. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings (New: $14.93, Used: See below)

Philip Fisher outlines the characteristics of a sound business. Historically, he is an important financial thinker. He teaches his readers to pair his advice with others, such as Graham’s ‘value’ method.

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5. Security Analysis (New: $60.00)

Professor Benjamin Graham wrote the original Security Analysis in 1934. This book has gone through five editions. Over one million copies have also been sold. This lengthy book is teaching its readers about the value of particular investments and how to analyze the investments. This book is recommended for serious investors who are interested in building their net worth. The book is over 700 pages. Therefore, readers must have time to commit to reading the publication that is full of sound investing advice.

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6. How to be a Billionaire (New: $24.95, Used: See below)

This publication examines the strategies of several America’s billionaires. This book examines historical and modern day billionaires. Some of these individuals include Getty, Rockefeller and Bill Gates. The book is easy to read for most audiences. The author approaches the book from an informative approach.

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7. The Interpretation of Financial Statements (New: $30.00, Used: see below)

The author of this book introduces its readers to the basics of reading financial statements. This book was produced earlier; therefore, some of the accounting information and rules are somewhat out of date. However, much of the information is timeless and will still be helpful in twenty years. The book actually provides examples of ratios and formulas for readers to become more familiar. This particular book is geared towards an audience that already has a working knowledge of stocks.

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8. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom (New: $14.95, Used: See below)

Suze Orman provides a no nonsense approach to achieving financial independence. She will teach investors how to manage their money from a practical perspective. She will inform readers of their retirement and life insurance options. Many readers enjoy Suze Orman’s approach to fiscal responsibility.

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9. Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports (New: $34.95, Used: see below)

After much fraudulent activity on Wall Street, many individuals are concerned with how to detect financial fraud. The fraudulent activity may be detected on financial statements, reports and SEC filings. The book provides several examples from film to technology companies. This book is recommended for serious investments.

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10. The Total Money Makeover (New: $14.95)

Dave Ramsey is the author of Total Money Makeover. In addition to writing the book, he also was a radio talk show host, author and all-around financial guru. He experienced a bankruptcy before giving himself a “Total Money Makeover” and soon after he wrote the book. His strategy involves simple techniques known as the Dave Ramsey Baby Steps including paying off debts smallest to largest plus creating an emergency fund. Saving for education, budgeting and retirement funds are also included in his strategy.

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11. Rich Dad Poor Dad (New: $7.99)

Rich Dad, Poor Dad has been a best seller on the list for the past eight years. The book is currently is ranked in the Top 20 books on the market. Kiyosaki is considered a controversial author that provides sound financial advice. His perspective differs from traditional approaches. In this book, he distinguishes what is an asset and what is not. For instance, he does not consider a house an asset, though financial institutions and insurance companies consider them assets.

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Stefan here again, this post is about money! I don’t have a lot of posts about money on StudySuccessful, what do you think about this? Do you want to see more posts about how students can save money or not? Let me know what you think!



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