We asked a variety of financial experts to weigh in on their top financial resources, because having a book, website or even a television show to refer to for financial advice is imperative when trying to build wealth.
Whether you're managing your money, growing your business, buying stocks or staying on top of breaking financial news, this tried-and-true list will lead you down the golden money trail. Just flip the pages, surf the web and tune in to a world of wealth.
Steve Sallion, Managing Director
Carthage Capital Group
The online personal accounting system Mint.com is free and keeps all of my finances up to date. The Motley Fool (Fool.com) is great for understanding the stock market and it sticks to its motto “To Educate, Amuse & Enrich." The Essays of Warren Buffet: Lessons for Corporate America by Lawrence Cunningham, and The Money Game by Adam Smith are both essential for understanding finance and the inner working of companies. I particularly like the conversational and humorous tone that makes reading about business entertaining.
Enoch Lawrence, Senior Vice President
CBRE Capital Markets
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill teaches you the magic of compound interest, annuities, amortization and other topics. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, which is more academic, teaches the fundamentals of modern economics and capitalism. And Susan Orman’s books and television show offer a very practical approach for the everyday lay person. Her main focuses are on credit reports and consumer debt issues.
Colin Edey, Manager
Leading National Bank
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki provides a great lesson in not just saving, but the power of making your money work for you. The Wall Street Journal is the only way to stay informed about the latest financial news.
Kevin A. Pemberton, Senior Vice President
A Leading Investment Management firm
Bloomberg news provides the top headlines on world markets, global economy and finance. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham – hailed by Warren Buffett as “the greatest book on investing ever written” – is my top pick, too. Graham teaches that financial markets are inefficient and investors can take advantage of this by buying assets that are out of favor. One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market written by Peter Lynch is a must read. The Fidelity mutual fund manager who made a fortune for his clients encourages readers to “invest in what you know.”
Jacquette M. Timmons, President, CEO
Sterling Investment Management, Inc.
I wrote Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate to explore the intersection of love and money. It prompts readers to explore and address what is frequently overlooked and undervalued, yet extremely critical. Creating Money: Keys to Abundance by Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer delves deeply into the spiritual, more mystical side of money, but includes exercises to aid you in converting practical steps into habits.
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