What Jason Zweig reads … and why

Jason Zweig (Amazon.com)

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:


Where are the Customers’ Yachts?

The Money Game

Against the Gods

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

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:

The Four Pillars of Investing

The Intelligent Asset Allocator

The Investor’s Manifesto

If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly

Rational Expectations: Asset Allocation For Investing Adults (a series)


Montaigne’s Essays

Skeptical Essays (Bernard Russell)

How to Lie with Statistics

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.

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