Want to learn how to be smarter with money? Our tip is to hit your local bookshop, load up your Kindle, and get reading!!
Personal recommendations can be one of the most trusted sources of referrals! And that’s exactly what we have done here at Chase Edwards. We have put together what we believe to be the 10 best books of 2021.
To get your head around the whole thing, it makes sense to break the topics into different subject areas
- What are some of the best proven methods for managing money
- How does the world of finance operate? And
- How can I manage my own personal budget instead of having debts and expenses manage me?
It’s smart to start with personal finances and budgeting because let’s face it, all the academic knowledge in the world in the world won’t help you if you’re not smart with your money. So when it comes to financial planning, who comes in at number one? I’m sure the suspense is killing you, so I will put you out of your misery….
The Intelligent Investor – The Definitive Book On Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig (Contributor) and Warren Buffet (Contributor)
The Classic book in this genre. The Intelligent Investor was published in 1949. Yet it’s still selling, still ranking 5-star reviews and still helping people build wealth. Ben’s philosophy on “Value Investing” is based around long-term strategies and safety shields. We think it’s the original blueprint for savvy investing and making smart financial decisions. Any text that is still considered an industry bible a year short of its 70th birthday probably deserves a spot on your shelf!!
Your Money or Your Life – by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
This is another book that has stood the test of time. Published in 1999. We think that Robin was way ahead of the pack in drawing the distinction between making living and making a life. The specific investment advice in the early editions, in our view, is ludicrously outdated. Thankfully new editions are rigorously updated – But Robins approach to personal finances is essentially based on encouraging critical thinking! The book is well ahead of its time and has become an even bigger issue now than it was when the book was first published. Now we think that’s smart thinking!
Rich Dad’s Cash Flow Quadrant – Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
You might know Richard as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. According to what we know the Cash flow Quadrant is the follow-up guide to finding the financial fast track that best works for you. It reveals the strategies necessary for moving beyond just job security to greater financial security by generating wealth from four selective financial quadrants. This book discusses why some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and feel more financially secure than others. It’s simply a matter of knowing which quadrant to work in.
Financial Freedom – A proven path to all the money you will ever need – Grant Sabatier
Grant is famous for going from being completely broke – think unemployed with $2.26 left in the bank – to a net worth of $1m+ in 5 years. Grant walked the walk from looming failure to financial prodigy. “The Millennial Millionaire.” By age 30, he had reached financial independence. Along the way, he uncovered that most of the accepted wisdom about money, work, and retirement is either incorrect, incomplete, or so old-school it’s obsolete. Financial Freedom is not merely a laundry list of advice to follow to get rich quick–it’s a practical road map to living life on one’s own terms, as soon as possible!
The Richest Man in Babylon – George Samuel Clason
This classic was first published in 1926 and is still as relevant today as when it was first written. Thousands of readers have been helped by this famous books. Hailed as one of the greatest and inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning and personal wealth. We think that this book holds the secrets to acquiring money and making money earn more money.
7 Steps to Wealth – The Vital Difference between Property and Real Estate
7 Steps to Wealth is the only real estate book in Australia endorsed by three of Australia’s property billionaires. It shares John L. Fitzgerald’s own 35-year proven property strategy, supported statistically and with real life case studies from readers of earlier editions. Now in its 8th edition the book is completely up-to-date with the latest census data, location criteria and growth forecasts.
The armchair guide to property investing – How to retire on $2000 a week. – Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley.
John has personally bought, sold and developed over 10,000 properties and has an extensive residential and commercial investment portfolio. We think that’s pretty good! This book is one of the best property investment books we know! It’s simple to follow and comes across as very balanced. There are loads of very good advice with steps to guide me, so you feel very prepared to invest in property!”
We put this book alongside Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad as one of the best books on property investing we’ve read. Fantastic!”
Getting started in Property Investing for Dummies (Australian Edition) Bruce Brammall and Eric Tyson.
Whether you want to prepare for retirement, or just make a little extra money on the side, Getting Started in Property Investment for Dummies, Australian Edition, is the perfect way to take advantage of one of the most reliable and profitable investment vehicles in history. This handy guide gives you practical help and smart advice to get you started.
Formula To Successful Property Investment – Michael Sloan
Most property investment books have a major flaw. Their strategies only work for certain people with a certain amount of money (or time) available. The Formula to Successful Property Investing flips this on its head by using your personal situation – no matter what it is!
She’s On the Money – Take Charge of your financial future – Victoria Devine
Through her phenomenally popular and award-winning podcast, she’s on the Money, Victoria Devine has built an empowered and supportive community of women finding their way to financial freedom. Honest, relatable, non-judgemental and motivating. Victoria is a financial adviser who knows what millennial life is really like and where we can get stuck with money stuff. And with templates and activities throughout, plus a twelve-month plan to get you started, you can immediately put Victoria’s recommendations into action in your own life. You are not alone on your financial journey, and with the money principles in this book, you’ll go further than you ever thought possible.
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller
At Chase Edwards, we have invested over $300 Million of customer funds over the last 10 years. With in-house financial strategists, financial planners, mortgage brokers and investment property experts, we have everything you need under one roof. Whether you’re ready to purchase, have some questions or are just considering investing in property, we’re here to help. To speak with one of our friendly property investment strategists, simply click this link and one of our strategist’s will be in contact with you to discuss the many options that we can possibly help you with.