12 Books for 12 Days of Christmas
Holiday shopping is fun, exciting and – let’s face it – expensive. We all have that one person on our list who is impossible to buy for. After all, there are only so many items a person needs and only so many funky socks, soft sweaters, and nice blankets a person could want.
Instead of giving something cliché, give your loved one knowledge. A book is worth reading is worth a lot because your loved one can apply the contents instead of stowaway another pair of pink socks.
Which book should you get your loved one, though? We think there’s something in the 12 books for 12 days of Christmas for everyone on your list!
Two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
CAN YOU SPOT THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR?
Who are the rich in this country? What do they do? Where do they shop? What do they drive? How do they invest? Where did their ancestors come from? How did they get rich? Can I ever become one of them? Get the answers in The Millionaire Next Door, the never-before-told story about wealth in America. You’ll be surprised at what you find out….
The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical “common sense” promoted by Wall Street is destined to leave you poorer. This updated edition includes new information on backdoor Roth IRAs and ETFs as mainstream buy and hold investments, estate taxes and gifting, plus changes to the laws regarding Traditional and Roth IRAs, and 401k and 403b retirement plans. With warnings and principles both precisely accurate and grandly counterintuitive, the Boglehead authors show how beating the market is a zero-sum game.
In today’s daunting investment landscape, the need for Burton G. Malkiel’s reassuring, authoritative, and perennially best-selling guide to investing is stronger than ever. A Random Walk Down Wall Street has long been established as the first book to purchase when starting a portfolio. This new edition features fresh material on exchange-traded funds and investment opportunities in emerging markets; a brand-new chapter on “smart beta” funds, the newest marketing gimmick of the investment management industry; and a new supplement that tackles the increasingly complex world of derivatives.
A strategic combination of smart financial choices, simple living, and increased self-reliance brought me financial independence at 30 and allowed me to retire from my profession at 33. Early Retirement Extreme shows how I did it and how anyone can formulate their own plan for financial independence. The book provides the principles and framework for a systems theoretical strategy for attaining that independence in 5-10 years. It teaches how a shift in focus from consuming to producing can help people out of the consumer trap and offers a path to achieving the freedom necessary to pursue interests other than working for a living.
Every year, the rich get richer and the middle class gets squeezed. In this day and age, young people can’t afford to repeat the financial mistakes made by their parents. Thankfully, there is a way for the middle class of today to build wealth and be happy. This practical guide will lead you through the life-long journey of financial independence, free from money-related stress and empowered to live life the way you want.
-Debt: Why you must avoid it and what to do if you have it.
-The importance of having F-you Money.
-How to think about money, and the unique way understanding this is key to building your wealth.
-Where traditional investing advice goes wrong and what actually works.
-What the stock market really is and how it really works.
-How to invest in a raging bull, or bear, market
-How to simplify the sometimes confusing world of 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and Roth accounts.
There’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Now completely revised and updated, Vagabonding is an accessible and inspiring guide to
-financing your travel time
-determining your destination
-adjusting to life on the road
-working and volunteering overseas
-handling travel adversity
-re-assimilating back into ordinary life
Whether you’re just beginning your financial life or heading towards retirement, this book will show you how to:
-Get out of debt and develop savings
-Save money through mindfulness and good habits, rather than strict budgeting
-Declutter your life and live well for less
-Invest your savings and begin creating wealth
-Save the planet while saving money
…and so much more!
Retire Early With Real Estate provides practical, proven methods to quickly and safely build wealth using the time-tested vehicle of real estate rentals. Experienced real estate investor and early retiree, Chad Carson, shares his tried-and-true investment strategies to create enough passive income to retire at 37 years old.
Packed with specific strategies, tips, and techniques you may have never learned before, this book will help you forge a new path toward your retirement. Learn from more than twenty real estate investors and early retirees profiled in this book—retiring early is possible with a step-by-step strategy at hand!
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
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