I just ran across a short blurb talking about the “Best Personal Finance Books” in the most recent issue of Bottom Line/Personal. They highlighted four recent books, none of which I’ve read. Here they are, along with their Amazon star ratings:
- “Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People” by Jane Bryant Quinn (5 stars)
- “The Only Guide to a Winning Bond Strategy You’ll Ever Need” by Larry Swedroe and Joe Hempen (4.5 stars)
- “The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read” by Daniel Solin (3.5 stars)
- “Inside the Economist’s Mind” by Paul Samuelson and William Barnett (5 stars)
Unfortunately, I don’t have much to add here… I’ve long since stopped reading personal finance books on a lark. While I’ll now read them for the purposes of writing a review, once you’ve read a few, there’s not much new under the sun. That being said, I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Jane Bryan Quinn book, and five star rating supports that. As far as the others go, I hadn’t actually heard of them before today. If anyone has read any of these, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
In the mean time, here are a couple of books that I can heartily recommend: