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Below you’ll find a partial list of worthwhile books I’ve read that relate to personal finance, Pocketmint style. (‘Partial’ because I wasn’t originally keeping track, and so now I’m both adding new books and recalling prior ones. ‘Pocketmint style’ because you’ll see books on subjects from world economics to psychology, when I think they’re relevant.)

At some point I may have the time to provide rankings or synopses and so forth, but so far I’m still trying to find time to complete the list. You’ll note the Amazon affiliate links; buying any of these books from here will help support your hard-working Pocketmint author, yay!

That said, I encourage you to get these books from your local public library instead of purchasing them. That’s what I do! But I can’t link to everyone’s local library, so I figured I might as well put the affiliate links for those folks that prefer to buy rather than borrow.

Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future
Robert Reich
(for kindle)
All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan
Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi
(for kindle)
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Michael Lewis
(for kindle)
The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means
Jeff Yeager
(for kindle)
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
Nicholas A. Christakis & James H. Fowler
(for kindle)
Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents
Zac Bissonnette
(for kindle)
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink
(for kindle)
Economics Explained: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It’s Going
Robert L. Heilbroner & Lester Thurow
The End of Money and the Future of Civilization
Thomas H. Greco Jr.
(for kindle)
For the Win
Cory Doctorow
(for kindle)
The Foreclosure Survival Guide: Keep Your House or Walk Away With Money in Your Pocket
Stephen Elias
(for kindle)
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
(for kindle)
Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy
Joseph E. Stiglitz
(for kindle)
The Grown-Up’s Guide to Running Away from Home: Making a New Life Abroad
Rosanne Knorr
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
William B. Irvine
(for kindle)
Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment
Tal Ben-Shahar
(for kindle)
The High Price of Materialism
Tim Kasser
(for kindle)
High Wire: The Precarious Financial Lives of American Families
Peter Gosselin
(for kindle)
How to Retire Overseas: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad
Kathleen Peddicord
(for kindle)
How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyle
Charles Long

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