Books I Love and Recommend

In the interests of full disclosure, I don’t work for any of these publications, but assume the links are affiliate links, which means that if you click through and buy the book, I might receive a small commission.  I promise to spend the money on more books.  Also, I won’t post any books here that I haven’t read or appreciated.  I’ve gained lots of great tips over the years from reading these.


Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money!

In my opinion, Rich Dad Poor Dad is the #1 book to read when you are learning about your finances.  It explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey is one of the most powerful positive thinking books I’ve ever read. Although it’s aimed at teens, the values and tips can apply to anyone. I found the 7 habits helped me set goals and stick to them, improving my relationships and my work life.
The Ultimate TFSA Guide: Strategies For Building A Tax-free Fortunecanada-27003_640

This is a complete guide to the Tax Free Savings Account written in a clear, easy to understand way. Gordon Pape tells you how to get the most out of this valuable tax tool which you should have in your tool box.


The Automatic Millionaire: Canadian Edition: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

Automatic is one of my favorite ideas for saving and this book takes it to the ultimate level.   Your goal may not to become a millionaire, but the ideas in this book can get you there if you put them into use early enough.  And if you are not starting early, it’s ok, because this book will help you kick start your savings.  There are lots of concepts and tips in this book that apply to non Canadians as well.