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    Finance/Wealth/Investment books

    Any particular recommendations?



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    Re: Finance/Wealth/Investment books

    Killing Sacred Cows.
    Can't think of the author right now but a great book.


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

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    Re: Finance/Wealth/Investment books

    I was wondering about this too because I have recently started getting interested in some financial stuff. So far I have just been researching stuff online and reading some newsletters. Since I am completely new to this, I started reading how-to's on investopedia.com. I'd recommend starting there if you are new to this stuff like I am.



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    Re: Finance/Wealth/Investment books

    Quote Originally Posted by ist8er View Post
    I was wondering about this too because I have recently started getting interested in some financial stuff. So far I have just been researching stuff online and reading some newsletters. Since I am completely new to this, I started reading how-to's on investopedia.com. I'd recommend starting there if you are new to this stuff like I am.
    For personal finance - while I don't ascribe to the religious aspect - Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace is top-notch.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SpokaneCY View Post
    For personal finance - while I don't ascribe to the religious aspect - Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace is top-notch.
    Actually just got done with a couple of Ramsey books and this is what had propelled my drive.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Actually just got done with a couple of Ramsey books and this is what had propelled my drive.


    Dave Ramsey's videos and books have changed my life for the better. Pretty good stuff and the way the country is headed...more people need to take note :)



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    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    Dave Ramsey's videos and books have changed my life for the better. Pretty good stuff and the way the country is headed...more people need to take note :)
    Isn't this the guy that basically says all debt is bad and too avoid it like the plague? If so, I wonder about this guy....all debt is not bad. Depends what you're using it for.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    Isn't this the guy that basically says all debt is bad and too avoid it like the plague? If so, I wonder about this guy....all debt is not bad. Depends what you're using it for.
    I think he's more against stupidity with debt a close second. He's said countless times that a home loan (under the right circumstances) is fine but for most other things, save up and pay in cash.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    Isn't this the guy that basically says all debt is bad and too avoid it like the plague? If so, I wonder about this guy....all debt is not bad. Depends what you're using it for.
    For about 95% of the population debt is bad. These are the people that Ramsy is preaching to not the people who are using debt as an investment.

    I've never read any of his books but I've listened to a few of his shows. Nothing that I didn't already know but it's good to hear it again. In the last few years I've added an emergency fund, have no cc debt, and will never get a loan on a car again (both have been paid off). I've looked back at some of the big bonuses I've received and how I've completely blew them and don't have anything to show. Even in this down market and my wife's job in jeopardy I feel a lot better knowing that we could go a long time with just one income.



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    Rich Dad/Poor Dad



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    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
    Rich Dad/Poor Dad
    I haven't read it, but I listened to an audio version while driving cross-country and thought it was pretty good.


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    Re: Finance/Wealth/Investment books

    Not an investment book but Millionaire Next Door was a good read.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ist8er View Post
    I was wondering about this too because I have recently started getting interested in some financial stuff. So far I have just been researching stuff online and reading some newsletters. Since I am completely new to this, I started reading how-to's on investopedia.com. I'd recommend starting there if you are new to this stuff like I am.

    I have also recently been reading on investopedia.com. Has anyone tried the trading simulator on that website? Is doing something like that worth my time?



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    Re: Finance/Wealth/Investment books

    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
    Rich Dad/Poor Dad
    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Not an investment book but Millionaire Next Door was a good read.
    Both of these are really good books to help teach you wealth mentallity. Another is Think and Grow Rich.



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