This article is updated twice yearly with our latest picks.
There’s no need to be embarrassed in any way, shape, or form if you’re confused about investing your money. Asking for help is the way to go when it comes to saving, so enlist the help of various financial experts by reading the best books on investing out there. They're like having the crème de la crème of investment advisers right at your very fingertips.
You probably already know this, but when you begin to invest at a younger age, you end up winning in the long run because of compound interest. Well, assuming you invest properly, that is. See, anyone can invest, but not everyone can invest well. Whether you choose to put money in stocks, bonds, your 401(k), or something else, you need to be strategic.
These are the 10 best books on investing and up your finance game.
You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt
Learn how to invest from an expert fund manager who literally gets 50 percent returns on the Dow every single year. Apparently, You Can Be a Stock Market Genius is one of the books the people who profited from the 2007 financial crisis used to get ahead (aka what The Big Short movie was about).
The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
Sometimes the best way to teach is to show, which is why this book from the chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management happens to be so insightful. Marks shares client memos he’s written to instruct on everything from investment, capital, and financial downfalls in The Most Important Thing.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
This financial bible of sorts was first published in 1949 and has since been updated to reflect the present market. What hasn’t changed is investment adviser Benjamin Graham’s idea of “value investing” and how to reach your long-term goals. If you need any more reason to pick The Intelligent Investor up, Warren Buffett (aka the third-wealthiest person in the world) has called it the best investing book.
Market Wizards: Interviews With Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager
In this classic, Jack Schwager interviews tons of top investors to get their take on how to make the right financial decisions. If you want details on a variety of markets and trading, then this book is up your alley.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The title of this book alone makes us want to read it. Investor and entrepreneur Robert T. Kiyosaki makes the point that our schools do not teach us how to invest our money in Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Rather, they keep us at a working-class status. By comparing how his father saved versus how his best friend’s dad (the “rich dad”) did, he proves the point that it’s not how much money you make but the wise choices that matter most.
One Up On Wall Street by Peter Lynch
One Up On Wall Street discusses how to be ahead of the market and choose to invest in companies that are about to hit it big. Vice-chairman of Fidelity Management & Research Company Peter Lynch says that average Joes can actually one-up professional investors by using a little bit of common sense.
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
This New York Times bestseller has sold more than five million copies. Learn how to design a plan to pay off debt, learn about money myths, and learn how to secure a nest egg for emergencies and retirement from author Dave Ramsey in The Total Money Makeover.
How to Day Trade for a Living by Andrew Aziz
Whether you actually want to day trade for a living or not, this book will teach you great strategies. Author Andrew Aziz is a trained engineer, but trader by profession. Upon purchasing this book you can join his community of day traders and monitor his screen in real-time, so you can see first hand the strategies he discusses in the book.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
The promises in this book sound too good to be true, but people swear by it. Learn how to travel the world without quitting your job, how to eliminate 50 percent of your work in 48 hours, and how to have "mini-retirements" throughout your life using The 4-Hour Workweek.