Books We Like

 

Economics/Theory

Basic Economics - Thomas Sowell.  Logical and palatable presentation of economic prinicples.

Black Swan  - Nassim Taleb.  How large, unpredictable events can completely disrupt forecasts

 

Motivational/Psychology

Think And Grow Rich - Napolean Hill.  How the application of the "thoughts become things" philosophy can lead to personal development. 

Who Moved My Cheese - Spencer Johnson.  How we get in our own way, and how to stop doing it.

The Secret - Rhonda Byrne.  A variation on the "thoughts become things" philosophy and laws of attraction.  Some examples presented do require a modicum of suspension of disbelief.

 

Motivational/Instructive

The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko.  A couple of decades of observed behaviors of people who have accumulated wealth. 

The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason.  Financial wisdom dispensed as a collection of parables during ancient Babylon.

The Wealthy Barber - David Chilton.  A story whose moral is that most anyone, with thrift, can become wealthy.

 

College Funding/Planning

Paying for College Without Going Broke (The Princeton Review) - Kalman A. Chany.  Takes you the entire way through the process, from early planning stages to managing offers.

The Financial Aid Handbook - Getting The Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford - Carol Stack & Ruth Vedvik.  Philosophical and logistical advice from veteran admissions officers.  Meant to be shared with your child.

 

Housing Bubble/Financial Crisis

The Big Short - Michael Lewis.  Non-fiction

All The Devils Are Here - Bethany McLean & Joseph Nocera.  Non-fiction