For a while there was a discourse solidly backing the notion that print was dead, and for a while this really seemed true. As we all know, the internet has changed things forever. Online is now the main domain of all print, content and media. But here’s the thing, print isn’t dead, in fact it’s far from it—it’s simply had to adapt with the times. Businesses now print pamphlets to create awareness of their online presence, companies collect their best published blogs and then edit them for print publication and at the end of the day, physical branded assets such as books and magazines still maintain an intrinsic value.
10 books to read for financial growth
To this day, despite the dominance of the internet, the real knowledge still lies in physical print and for a number of reasons, key amongst which would be money. You pay for real knowledge, whereby the internet often offers up recycled knowledge with little to no accreditation. However, in the world of commerce, business and finance, the internet has transformed these industries, making them a lot more efficient. For instance, you can trade, invest in or purchase assets, stocks or goods and services online. While the net does have loads of valuable information on how to handle your finances, the marriage of print and digital is what’s required to find more success. In other words, get your knowledge from the written word and apply it in the online world. To help you along, here are 10 books to read for financial growth.
1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Published in 1997 and still selling, Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad espouses many truths and financial epitomes, one being that an 8th grade drop-out who spends less than he earns trumps the intelligence of a professor struggling to make ends meet. Kiyoasaki’s big take always are to invest in property and/or businesses and to earn a passive income.
2. A Beginner’s Guide To Day Trading Online by Toni Turner
Writer/trader Toni Turner has been in the game for quite some time and makes the various concepts of trading engaging and interesting by way of quizzes and checklists. Risk management, technical analyses and how establish a trading plan are all dealt with in great depth. The author also unpacks the differences between long term and short term trading.
3. The Millionaire Fast Lane by MJ DeMarco
According to DeMarco, we’ve all been hoodwinked into the idea of saving 10 percent and retiring at the age of 65 when it’s really too late to start living. Instead the author advocates the volatility of the markets in order to make money fast and start living right now. That’s something many who trade online are able to experience through reputable online brokers and online guides to indices trading with daily updates. One of the real take homes are the three fundamental F’s of wealth: family (relationships,) fitness (health) and freedom (choice.)
4. Mastering the Trade by John Carter
This book stands out primarily because of the immense detail that the author delves into as he explains in intricate detail how to go about setting up trades. Through a mix of psychology and practical advice, the author breaks down strategies and markets to best advise would-be traders.
5. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason
Authored almost 100 years ago back in 1926, The Richest Man in Babylon offers personal financial advice by way of a collection of parables dating back 4000 years to ancient Babylon. The book leans heavily on saving money, living within your means, investing wisely, property ownership and skill improvement.
5 notable mentions
- Digital Day Trading by Howard Abell
- Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- The Disciplined Trader: Developing Winning Attitudes by Mark Douglas
- The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman
- The Simple Strategy by Markus Heitkotter