11 short books to read if you want to get rich
You don't have to be a money expert to get rich, but it can help to read up on investing and achieving wealth.
Good news: There are several concise books loaded with valuable information about accumulating wealth that you could start and finish in an afternoon.
We can't guarantee a book will make you rich, but if you've always wanted to learn how to properly manage your money and never made the time, start with this list of brilliant personal finance books all under 160 pages.
'Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals,' by Thomas Corley
In "Rich Habits," Corley outlines his findings after studying the lives of both rich people (people with an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (people with an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less) for five years.
He managed to segment out what he calls "rich habits" and "poverty habits," meaning the tendencies of those who fit in each group.
His 94-pager provides 10 principles to help you start developing the right habits and walk in the footsteps of the wealthy.
'If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly,' by William Bernstein
William Bernstein, cofounder of investment management firm Efficient Frontier Advisors, originally published "If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly" as an e-book for $0.99 on Amazon (and made it available for free on his website).
The quick 48-page read details how people early in their careers can retire comfortably with $1 million in the bank if they take a few critical steps.
You can get a preview of his thoughts in the article he published on Business Insider.
'The Psychology of Investing,' by John Nofsinger
Investing is one of the most effective ways to start building a fortune, and the earlier you start, the better.
Nofsinger, a finance professor at Washington State University, explores the ways psychology affects investors in "The Psychology of Investing," while also providing a concise overview of how to make smart investing decisions when just starting out.
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