This post is about my favorite books that inspired me to pursue financial independence / early retirement.
My most recent blog post about financial independence was heavily inspired by these very books.
The links in this post will redirect you to Amazon. I am an avid reader of e-books, and this is where I purchase them (if I can’t get them through my library)! 🙂
This book was one of the first books on financial independence I had picked up. If you enjoy books such as Your Money Or Your Life then I think you’ll absolutely love this one.
It’s simple and to the point and while it is catered to an audience living in the USA, its core principles are applicable wherever you live.
If you are not interested in purchasing the book at this time then I recommend heading to his blog and checking out his stock series.
The author, Leisa, used to work in the finance industry, invested wisely, and can now live off her investment income.
This book is for anyone who wants to transform their relationship with money. It focuses on journaling, the chakras, and meditation.
I find her spiritual approach really inspiring and can highly recommend it to anyone interested in both topics.
If you are on Facebook then I strongly encourage you to check out her Facebook Page – I am a big fan of her content!
This book was created by the makers of the podcast Choose FI. They also run a pretty popular website, with the same name, that I recommend checking out.
I think this is a great book to get started – no matter where you are. It talks you through the stages of financial independence, your emotions, career, and the power of networking.
In touches on both investing in stocks and investing in real estate and also gives you detailed action steps after every single chapter.
This is, by far, one of my favorite books on the topic of financial independence. The author talks about why you might not want to follow your passion (just yet) and the importance of having a plan in place.
She also shares concrete investing strategies with a focus on stocks and also shares her tips on how you van “survive” a market crash. While the book caterers to an audience living in the USA and Canada, the principles that she shares are applicable around the world.
The only chapter that is very USA specific is that on taxes. Taxes are, of course, pretty different from country to country.
I touched on this book in my latest blog post and needed to mention it here as well. Grant’s book made financial independence seem achievable to me despite the difficult and crazy road ahead.
He retired by age 30 with a net worth of over $1.25 million. His personal story blows my mind! In his book he shares tons of practical tips on side hustles, building an online business, and making the most of your current job.
I gotta be honest here – I was initially very skeptical about his book – I thought it would be just inspirational, no substance, and I was wrong. It’s an incredible book that I can recommend to anyone interested in FIRE!
What are your favorite FIRE books?
These were my absolute favorite books on independence / early retirement. What about you? What are your favorite books on the topic of FIRE? I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
Have a great day and try to make the most out of these very odd times!