Where do I buy my books?
One cost effective method for me to buy books is by checking the "Friends of the Library" section of the local library. This is where volunteers collect books from the public and sell them for usually 50 cents to $1 dollar. Note that higher income areas will typically have a backlog of business and investing books that were purchased new by their patrons on Amazon, and then donated to the library.
Beyond the occasional must reads that I end up purchasing from a bookstore, I have grown to appreciate the ease of listening to a Blinkist summary for many of the new books I hear about.
I recently discovered a new phone app that plays a audio summary of non-fiction books. The app is called Blinkist, you can also read through a brief set of summary pages. I prefer the audio summary option which is a perfect way to spend my hour of stop and go traffic to work each day.
I signed up for a one week Blinkist trial, but then downloaded the app after just one day- some tools are just that good and effective. Try the trial version and left me know what you think. Below is the blinkist link if you are interested:
The majority of these books listed below where purchased at my local library for a fraction of the original cost.
FINANCE, INVESTING & ECONOMICS:
-Bogle on Mutual Funds
John C. Bogle
-The New Coffeehouse Investor
-The Snowball, Warren Buffet and Business of Life
-The Intelligent Investor
-The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, why some are so rich and some so poor,
David S. Landes
-Rich Dad Poor Dad
-Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens
Levitt & Dubner
-Strategy for Personal Finance
-Rule #1 (Investing)
Understanding Investments (Course Guidebook)
-Think, Act and Invest like Warren Buffet
Larry E. Swedroe
-The Automatic Millionaire
-Where Are the Customer's Yachts
Fred Schwed Jr.
-Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
T. Harv Eker
-The Smartest 401k Book You'll Ever Read
Daniel R. Solin
-The Little Book that Makes You Rich
-The Little Book that Beats the Market
-The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar
-Millionaire by Thirty
-The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
-The Education of a Value Investor
-The Falcon Method
-Wealth without Risk
-I Will Teach You to be Rich
55, Underemployed and Faking Normal
-First Time Landlord, Guide to Renting out a Single Family Home
CORPORATE / CAREER:
-The E-Myth Revisited
Michael E. Gerber
-How to become a CEO
Jeffrey J. Fox
-The first 90 days
-The Silicon Boys
David A. Kaplan
Owen W. Linzmayer
-The Third Wave
-Breaking Windows, How Bill Gates Fumbled the Future of Microsoft
-The Big Leap
-Living the 80/20 Way
-The Richest Man in Babylon
George S. Clason
-David and Goliath
-The Addictive Organization
why we overwork, cover up, pick up the pieces, please the boss & perpetuate sick organizations
Anne Wilson Schaef, Diane Fassel
OTHER BOOKS & ARTICLES
-Savage Inequalities, children in America's schools
-All over but the Shoutin'
-Dancing Naked in the Mindfield
-Destiny of the Republic
Article- The Atlantic- my secret shame
Link- Vanguard Portfolio Allocation Models
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