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It is my hope that the following list will help you find the information and techniques you need to reach the success you desire in your life.

While the following books cannot be categorized as the greatest books on money of all time, I believe each contains a different piece to the puzzles we have all struggled to put together.

I own some, others I couldn’t help putting on this list simply because of their reviews or because they have helped my family in some way.

I strongly encourage you to pick up one of these incredible books today and begin growing even more powerful and successful!

With that, I hope you enjoy my Top 5 Great Financial Books, and will let me know how each impacts you!


1. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.5/5
  • Price: $12.23 Paperback
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Available in: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, Audiobook and Audio CD

Angela Duckworth comes forward in this inspiring bestseller bringing a refreshing and relate-able path to success in life.

While this book is an eye-opener that applies to every area of life, what makes this book so great is the perspective that Angela provides about life and how to move forward towards one’s goals!

Angela talks about her experiences that make you feel sympathy for her, but then comes full circle outlining her journey, from being an underappreciated daughter, to now being recognized as a celebrated professor and researcher.

She includes amazing interviews with famous and successful individuals that provide useful and motivating information.


2. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.4/5
  • Price: $18.00 Hardcover
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Available in: Hardcover, Kindle, Audiobook and Audio CD

Ray Dalio is an incredible individual who recently released this New York Times Bestseller. Both a financial success and philosophical wiz, Ray delivers big time on this amazing book.

Not only will you learn about Ray and how he got to where he is today, but you will be learning so much more!’

Along with advice, strategies, good rules of thump, and principles that you can apply to any area of your life to maximize success and happiness!

This is more than a book, it is a road map that can help you reach your goals in every area of your life.


3. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.4/5
  • Price: $14.97 Hardcover
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Available in: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, and Audible

This book provides a unique plan for minimizing work and duties in your life while achieving your goals… like financial freedom.

It also provides examples of how people have achieved their dreams and goals by applying the advice Timothy provides.

This book really is an amazing resource for anyone looking to improve their lives and their work.

It’s currently the #1 Best Seller on Amazon in Job Hunting and Career Guides.

Timothy is a renowned author and teacher, well-known for how easy and applicable his teachings are.


4. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials) by Benjamin Graham

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.5/5
  • Price: $14.99 Paperback
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Available in: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, Audiobook and Audio CD

This book is timeless. Benjamin Graham first published The Intelligent Investor back in 1949 it has served investors and entrepreneurs reach their goals for generations.

It’s reputation should precede it as it needs no introduction. If you don’t own this book, you should.

The revised edition included a more relevant perspective on Graham’s book, making it easier to understand apply the techniques he talks about.

Some books we’ve talked about so far have given advice on how reach one’s financial goals, this book specifically talks about value investing and how to invest successfully.


5. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Timothy Ferris

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.5/5
  • Price: $19.60 Hardcover
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Available in: Paperback, Hardcover, and Kindle

Another bestseller by Timothy Ferris, Tools of Titans focuses on the actions successful people take on a regular basis.

Interviewing people like, Jamie Foxx and Arnold Schwarzenegger, this book has given many people a look into the lifestyles of incredible superstars who are now considered famous icons.

I think everyone should read this book. It gives an inside look at successful people and how they have achieved their goals. That’s really all success is anyway if you think about it.

Completing a goal with a satisfactory result, success.

If you are looking for an inside look into what success looks like and how to replicate it, this book is for you!


Let me know what you thought of my list and which books stood out for you! After reading, let me know how it helped you!

If you need anything, let me know and I will get back to you asap! My email is below and I check on comments almost daily!

Best wishes,

Jacob Highley

Jacob@financialsuccessbook.com

  1. These are interesting for the top 5 financial books. Very helpful!

    My favorites from this list include: “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferris. My other favorite: “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham. I will take a closer look at these.

    Are there any other books you would recommend for how to build wealth online?

    Thank you for your helpful article.

  2. I’m always looking for ways to increase my knowledge and can’t think of a better way to get my financial troubles in check. I’ll probably get the Tools of Titans for the simple reason that it has a high star rating and sits at a reasonable price range. I like the Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth too, so I will get that as well 🙂 Thanks for all the help!

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