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    Anyone have any suggestions on good books about investing and wealth building? I am currently working my way through the Rich Dad series, but would like to know of any other good reads y'all come across.

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    Get the Beige Book from your regional Federal Reserve Bank. It will tell you all you want to know about the economy of your region.

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    This is great for starters, because it really breaks it down.

    "Smart investing for Dummies". It's at libraries.
    "Also "a womens quide to investing for life."
    How to invest and get rich", this one you have to use alot of judgment, i lost on the friggin Dot Coms....

    They should all be at your local library.
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    a great starting point is at

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    I started with Personal Finance for Dummies and Investing for Dummies (both by Eric Tyson). Then I moved on to The New Commonsense Guide to Mutual Funds by Mary Rowland. Lastly, I read The Intelligent Asset Allocator by William Berstein, which was a very comprehensive guide to how one creates a portfolio.

    This last one was more advanced and talks about things like modern portfolio theory and various statistics principles, so it's better to read after a few other books, but it also taught me a lot.

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    Whilst not a book - it is definately MY preferred way to learn about investing.

    Cashflow 101 - the board game.

    Granted, I have already read the original Rich Dad, Poor Dad book, its sequel (Cashflow Quadrant - am currently working through it) and a couple of books from the "Rich Dad Advisors" series.... the game has been fun to learn and play.

    I'm now thinking of buying Cashflow 202 so I can really get into the game. Granted, I just want to get "out of the rat race" in less than an hour first.


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    Of the books that came up when I clicked Melonie's link. I liked the Peter Lynch book--Learn to Earn.
    He is a very savy guy and would be a good place to start. He also has a very nice personal style for explaining things. The first step is going to be learning a new vocabulary. Then start reading stuff which provides information rather than teaching. But get the mechanics and terms clear first.
    The most important thing is to keep a perspective beyond the last 3 years.

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    I've just received a few books from Trident Press: www.tridentpress.com.au

    Whilst written more for Australians... Lance Spicer writes in a way that you can understand and use!

    There are quite a few books that I feel anyone from any country will be able to use.

    I've also read the Rich Dad, Poor Dad books (the original and its sequel: Cashflow Quadrant).

    All these books tie in with each other as far as philosophy goes. However Lance does promote investing in stocks (his preferred way to invest).


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