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It’s no secret we are a society that is fueled by money. The world of finance is never short of excitement and many are constantly searching for that “get rich quick” scheme. Rather than investing your money and efforts into fruitless endeavors, pick up one of these five must-read finance books of all time.


  1. Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System–and Themselves

In this detailed depiction of the largest financial crisis on Wall Street since the Great Depression, Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers a fascinating re-enactment of the drama and turmoil of some of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics. With unparalleled access to the key players involved, this behind-the-scenes account of the 2008 economic crisis reveals how the decisions made over the past decade laid the groundwork for the most turbulent time in America’s financial history.


  1. The Art of Money Getting

This quick page-turner by P. T. Barnum addresses the art of building and maintaining wealth through simple, yet productive means. A truly timeless read, wealth is looked at from the perspective of integrity and charity, and discovering true satisfaction in life through good-heartedness and living life to the fullest extent.


  1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty supplies an extensive analysis of data collected from twenty countries, going as far back as the eighteenth century, unearthing valuable economic and social patterns. His discovery will contribute greatly to any debate regarding thoughts about wealth and inequality. Containing a combination of historical income analysis and global inequality, this text reorients our understanding of economic history and provides us with some much-needed lessons for today.


  1. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings

Phillip Fisher delivers a wonderful framework of all the questions one would ask when acquiring information of companies to invest in and understanding their importance. This priceless book has been used since its release in 1958, identifying outstanding companies, how to determine competitive advantages within a company, and much more.


  1. The Richest Man in Babylon

This timeless classic is an inspirational read that reveals the secrets to making money and keeping it. Hailed one of the greatest books of all time, George S. Clason shares the secret to wealth through parables, financial problem-solving tools, invaluable suggestions, and priceless information that is perfect for all who are searching for financial success.