Personal Finance Resources

Here are some of my favorite personal finance and investing resources I have come across over the past couple years that have played a big role in achieving financial freedom.

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.

Anyone who has spent more than 2 minutes looking into personal finance has probably heard of Robert Kiyosaki's book Rich Dad Poor Dad.  I first read it when I was 17 and the principles still stick with me 7 years later.  Two takeaway points are to accumulate assets and not liabilities, and to make your money work for you.

2.  The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

The Millionaire Next Door describes what your average millionaire actually looks like these days.  Thomas debunks the myth that people who live a luxurious lifestyle are fabulously wealthy.  His findings will definitely give you a lot to think about!

3. The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing by John C. Bogle

Written by Vanguard founder John C. Bogle, Bogle describes why buying and holding low cost index funds is a sure bet investing strategy over the long term.  The Boglehead way of investing is a great strategy for the average individual investor.  I don't recommend this as the first book to pick up if you're new to personal finance but it's a pretty good read once you understanding the basic principles of investing.

4. The Bogleheads forum

 The Bogleheds forum is another great resource for personal finance advice.  Members are generally pretty friendly and open to sharing their personal experiences and investing advice.  I ditched my financial adviser and go straight to veteran members on the board if I am looking for really specific advice. 

5. Quicken Home & Business 2014

If you're serious about your personal finances, you MUST have the right tools to track and analyze  your progress. Quick allows you to connect your bank accounts, breakdown your spending habits, set goals, and give you detailed investment reports.  It's been my personal finance software tool of choice for 5 years.


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