Ten Must-Read Books on Money, Investing, Real Estate, and Wealth

Here are some of Ben Kinney’s favorite financial books to help you become a better student of wealth.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Robert Kiyosaki

Learn what the rich teach their children about money that the poor (Ben would add “broke”) and middle class do not.

Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Guide to Financial Freedom

By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant is the second book in the Rich Dad Series that reveals how some people can work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and learn to become financially free.

The Simple Path To Wealth

By J L Collins

This “road map to financial independence and a rich, free life” was born from the author’s advice to his daughter about navigating the potentially complex subjects of money and investing. The simple approach he shares is powerful, clear, and easy to implement, and includes advice on debt, “F-You Money,” the stock market, retirement, wealth building, and how to avoid being conned.

The Power of Zero

By David McKnight

Learn how to get to the 0% tax bracket and transform your retirement.

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

By Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Pumpkin PlanThe Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, and Win Make Give Live Event guest speaker offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution to help small businesses break out of the “doom spiral” and achieve instant profitability. We really love his “toothpaste” analogy.

Trammell Crow, Master Builder: The Story of America’s Largest Real Estate Empire

By Robert Sobel

The story of Trammell Crow -a visionary real estate developer whose brilliant career served to shape the future of the field- follows Crow from his origins as a small-time real estate dealer to his transformation into a corporate symbol, and includes an examination of how Crow’s risky strategy of making all principals partners in his firm and offering equity interest to deal managers paid off with spectacular profits.

Tax Free Wealth: How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes (Rich Dad Advisors)

By Tom Wheelwright

Ben Kinney has said that this book taught him more about building wealth that any other book in recent years. Tax Free Wealth has the power to completely change your understanding of taxes, from smart tactics intelligent taxpayers user to legally pay far less taxes to how your CPA might not have your best interests at heart. Wheelwright states that 99.5% of the tax code is actually written to save you money, and gives you tangible advice on how to start being smarter about taxes right away. Be sure to pick up the updated second edition, so you get the most up-to-date information.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

By Gary Keller, Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan

Learn some of the best advice about investing in real estate, including the “CTN”, or criteria, terms, and network to keep in mind when deciding to make an investment, plus Gary Keller’s Four Stages: Think a Million, Buy a Million, Own a Million, and Receiving a Million. 

HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth

By Steve Chader, Jennice Doty, Jim McKissack, Linda McKissack and Jay Papasan

These experts cover how to enjoy financial freedom through real estate in five steps: how to find a property, analyze an offer, buy, manage, and grow your way to wealth.

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing

By David Greene

If you’re thinking about investing in real estate but your market may not be the right market for buying or holding, this book walks you through how to invest out of your area. 

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