Updated: Feb 14

My favorite Financial Freedom Books

1. The 4-Hour Workweek


Tim Ferris is a great entrepreneur, he has sold millions of books and has an inspiring podcast.

I read the Kindle edition of this book on a wonderful beach in Sicily. I hated my job, I was working more than 60 hours a week and I just wanted a way out.

What I loved about this book is how Tim inspires you to work smarter and not harder. It also encourages you to just stop thinking and start doing. I also embraced his idea of taking mini-retirements during your life. Not all of us want to quit our jobs, but finding the right balance between work and life is essential to be happy!

This book helped me to understand that it is possible to escape the 9 to 5 and create streams of passive income to support your life, without being chained at your desk every day!

2. Rich Dad Poor Dad


In this book, Robert Kyosaki talks about how he grew up and learned about money from two very different dads (one was the father of his childhood friend). The very different ideas of his not-so-wealthy dad compared to his wealthy dad’s friend reveal very different ideas on life and wealth.

This book made me realize how important financial education is and how little we are taught about it when we are young. The difference between assets and liabilities and the importance of having money working for you, instead of you having to work for money is the biggest lesson I learned from “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”.

3. The Magic of Thinking Big


The first edition of this book is quite old, it was first published in 1959, but there is a reason why over 6 million people have read it and loved it: its message is as relevant today as it was back then. The book is all about self-confidence, removing negativity and the importance of believing in yourself. Only by thinking big and surrounding yourself with positivity you can achieve happiness!

Why limit yourself?

4. The Millionaire Next Door


A great insight into who the real millionaires are – people that live well below their means and achieve great wealth through hard work and savings. Stanley Thomas interviews hundreds of millionaires and they couldn’t be more different than what you think. They won’t often come from Hollywood but they are often living next door. Truly inspirational if you aim to be a millionaire yourself one day.

5. The Simple Path to Wealth


I have always been terrified of investing in the stock market as I am the worst gambler in history. Once I went to Vegas and couldn’t even bring myself to play at one of the tables. I have always seen investing in stocks as gambling and stayed well clear of it for ages.

Then I discovered Index Investing, Vanguard and The Simple Path to Wealth.

I can’t say I am now a great investor and I am still worried about the market being overvalued, but this book from Jim Collins gives you a great insight into Index Investing and the reasons why it has worked for so long. If you want your money working for you, you are looking for a simple approach and don’t want to play with risky strategies, this book is for you.

It’s been one of the best, easy to read financial freedom books I’ve read to help me in my investment journey.

6. The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing


Another straightforward guide to investing that will advise you on how to lay the foundations to create long-term wealth. This book focuses on passive investing strategies based on investing in low-cost index funds. It’s a great guide if you have managed to save money but aren’t sure about how to invest it meanwhile wanting a solution that won’t let you lose any sleep over it.

7. Financial Freedom


I was fortunate enough to read one of the final drafts of this book before it was published. Grant is an amazing blogger who managed to go from $2.26 to over $1 million in only 5 years.

Financial Freedom gives you everything you need to start living a better life!

I love when Grant says:

Making a lot of money isn’t the point. Time is!

You cannot buy time back, and by learning how to manage your money in the best possible way, you can buy your freedom!

This book will teach you everything you need about side hustles, hacking your 9 to 5, investing, saving, and more.

Ready to kickstart your road to financial freedom?

I hope these financial freedom books will inspire you as much as they have inspired me! Start learning today about how you can improve your wealth.

Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but knowing how to manage it will really set you free!