The dean of personal finance writers in the United States, if not the world, is the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Zweig. In a recent instalment of his personal blog, Zweig presents many of the financial books that have influenced him and that he recommends. They include both financial books and non-financial books, which is quite consistent with the philosophy underlying this site (the Financial Independence Hub).
Several of the titles, but not all, are also in my own library. Below I list some of Zweig’s picks. All titles in red are live links to their respective listings at Amazon.com:
The Intelligent Investor (on my shelf too, introduction is by Jason Zweig himself)
And finally, Zweig says, “Anything Bill Bernstein Writes.”
Since I have most of Bernstein’s books, here they all are. Take your pick, but I list them from top to bottom in the order I’d recommend reading them:
Skeptical Essays (Bernard Russell)
How to access 75 more recommended financial books
By the way, my own recently published Kindle e-book, A Novel Approach to Financial Independence (U.S. edition), contains a long list of many of the books in my own library. At the end is a bibliography called A Peek into Theo’s Kindle (Theo is one of the financial advisor characters in the novel). It lists roughly 75 books I recommend, ranging from Inspirational to Investing, Retirement and Entrepreneurship. As above, most of the titles include live links to the actual Kindle titles at Amazon.