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Books to Transform Your
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TIP's subscribers recommended these books because they are the "Best of the Best"!  These books have helped real people understand and manage their money.  Particularly with money and investing, it's important to learn from the best!  Buy, read and USE these resources!  Work smarter, not harder!  These books can help.

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Dr Humbert's Personal Recommendations

Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki & Sharon Lechter
Recommended by:  19 TIP's Subscribers (The most of ANY book!)
"This is an absolute "must have" for anyone who wants to understand money, business, investing or their family finances.  It's not magic, and there are things you should modify in light of your personal situation, but every professional, every parent, and anyone who hopes to retire someday NEEDS this book!  I've given copies to all my kids and to most of my friends!" -- T.H.  "A book to help you understand the real world!" -- J.U.
This book is also available on audio cassettes.

Cashflow Quadrant : Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom, by Robert Kiyosaki & Sharon Lechter
Recommended by:  15 TIP's Subscribers
"This is the essential book on how to make money, and more importantly, how to hang on to it, use it, and retire without being broke or dependent on Social Security.  It's easy to read, and it makes so much sense!  I can't believe no one told me 30 years ago!  Along with Kiyosaki's earlier book (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) these two make a simple, easy to understand, complete course in family investing for the average person.  No tricks, nothing hard, just simple common sense explained so anyone can understand and use it."  --  W.H.

Personal Finance for Dummies, by Eric Tyson
Recommended by:  7 TIP's Subscribers
"This book literally saved my life, or at least save us from divorce.  I happened to see it recommended in a magazine and ordered it from Amazon and I'm so GLAD I did!  It gave us a plan to get out of debt, and we stuck to it.  For the first time in our marriage we have a budget, we stopped fighting over money.  We still use credit cards, but we use them much more carefully.  And, we have some savings!  Hurrah!  This is a wonderful book, just what "dummies" like my husband and I needed."  -- N.N.
This book is also available on audio cassettes.

The Wealthy Barber, by David Chilton
Recommended by:  9 TIP's Subscribers
"I found it well-written, accurate, easy to understand, and most important, easy to implement!  This little book will change your financial future!  Anyone can understand and use this technique.  Save, invest wisely over time, you'll get rich!   Financial independence is about getting out of debt, getting free of the rat-race, and retiring wealthy!  Anybody can do it, and this little-known book can show you how!" -- P.H.

Wealth Happens One Day at a Time : 365 Days to a Brighter Financial Future,by Brooke M. Stephens
Recommended by:  9 TIP's Subscribers
"This is a brand new book and perhaps because of it's simple daily arrangement, and I think because it's written by a woman, I really got into it.  Too many other books told me what I should be doing, but this one made sense, it showed me how to start and I didn't feel embarassed or intimated for not having started years ago.  It made me feel smart and in control.  I can do this!  It's already made a big difference, and a year from now I'm going to have a lot more money than I've had in the past!" -- M.J.

Mary Hunt's Debt-Proof Living, by Mary Hunt
Recommended by:  12 TIP's Subscribers
"What a fabulous book!  Finally a book that clearly outlines where we should be and what we can actually do financially!  I've struggled with credit cards and keeping them under control for years and this book showed me where my priorities should be, and gave me tools for getting our spending and our lifestyle under control.  Her plan is realistic and easy to follow.  I am so excited to start watching my savings grow instead of my debts." -- J.S.

The Richest Man in Babylon, by Georg Clason
Recommended by: 5 TIP's Subscribers
"This book is a MUST HAVE!  It gets 5-stars from 82 different reviewers at Amazon for great reason:  it's an essential if you want to understand money and take control of your finances.  It's an easy-to-read story, but it teaches wisdom and common-sense that will make you rich!  I gave copies to each of my children when they finished high school and those few dollars were the best investment I've ever made! Buy 'Babylon to learn how to understand and make money, then buy 'Millionaire Next Door' to learn how to hang on to it!" -- C.D.  

The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
Recommended by:  11 TIP's Subscribers
"A fascinating book about the millionaires in our country.  Who they are, where they came from, how they developed their wealth, how they raise their children.  The most fascinating part were the common threads that are in almost each story.  The trends and habits will surprise you, and give you great ideas and hope if you aspire to do the same!  The book was a best-seller for GREAT reason!" -- J.U.

Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence,by Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin
Recommended by:  10 TIP's Subscribers
"This is the most spiritual, practical book I've ever found on taking control of my own life.  The author's 9 steps are simple, and yet so powerful.  I'm not sure I'm ready to live as simply as they suggest, but the principles (rather than the exact numbers) are the most important part.  We all spend our lives working, spending, getting, and starting over.  Now I work for myself, spend less, and most importantly, I need less and live better!" -- J.H.

The Mindful Money Guide : Creating Harmony Between Your Values and Your Finances, by Marshall Glickman
Recommended by:  13 TIP's Subscribers
"This is a wonderful book! It's clear, funny, and wise. More than other books on money, the financial advice makes good practical sense and you're happy to read it -- sometimes even laughing out loud. The biggest differences between this and other investment books is that Glickman has a social conscience, he brings more awareness of the nonfinancial issues that create a sense of well-being, and it's more comprehensive.  Read it and pass the word." -- A.G.

The Motley Fool Investment Guide, by Tom & David Gardner
Recommended by:  9 TIP's Subscribers
"The Motley Fool Investment Guide" by David & Tom Gardner is an excellent simple guide on how to invest. It is a basic guide on investing in the stock market.  These guys are funny, very smart, and very down to earth.  For someone who has not invested or is just getting started picking stocks this is a wonderful way.  You'll do well, gain confidence, and make money.  A great book!"  -- T.C.
This book is also available on audio cassettes.

Learn to Earn : A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business, by Peter Lynch & John Rothchild
Recommended by:  12 TIP's Subscribers
"This book was absolutely excellent. Not only was it very readable, it is also written in easy to understand investment terms. It should be required reading for all high-school students. Provides an excellent "kick in the pants" incentive for people to get into the great world of stocks and mutual funds. The first half of the book gives a fine history of how the stock market got started and the second half explains the hows and whys of investing. The best thing about this book is it makes you want to invest and that's always a good thing, particularly if you go into it for the long term." -- J.E.

One Up on Wall Street : How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market, by Peter Lynch & John Rothchild
Recommended by:  9 TIP's Subscribers
"One the PERFECT book for beginning investors!  Here's this rich guy who's made a fortune explaining how the market works, how to use common sense about choosing great stocks.  He talked about managing billions of dollars, and yet his teenagers and his own common sense (along with a bit of research and study) help him pick the best stocks.  I loved this book!  I can do this!" -- G.D.
This book is also available on audio cassettes.

The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World's Greatest Investor, by Robert Hagstrom
Recommended by:  7 TIP's Subscribers
"For starters, you can read this book and understand investing even if you're not a businessperson.  This is partly a fascinating biography about a self-made man who uses his  beginnings in Nebraska to avoid the confusion of high-finance and fancy theories and actually manage his family finances.  At the same time, it taught me a lot about how to think about investing, how to get started, and how to set goals for myself.  I actually enjoyed it, both the biography part (which I knew I'd like) and the investment education (which I thought I'd hate).  I'd recommend this for beginners and more experienced investors."  -- K.C.
This book is also available on audio cassettes.

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, by Suze Orman
Recommended by:  11 TIP's Subscribers
"I kept hearing about this wonderful book and saw your recommendations in TIP's, but thought I didn't need it and wouldn't understand it and (yes, I know this is crazy) that I already knew everything I needed to know.  I was so wrong!  My mother gave me the book for Christmas, and in 3 weeks we have wills, we've changed our life insurance, and we've got a budget for the first time in years!  My wife and I have a new lease on life.  This book is WONDERFUL!" -- T.J.
This book is also available on audio cassettes.

The Courage to Be Rich : Creating a Life of Material and Spiritual Abundance, by Suze Orman
Recommended by:  7 TIP's Subscribers
"This is the sequel to Orman's "9 Steps" book, and it's much better!  That hardly ever happens, but this book goes far beyond getting control of finances and talks about the "WHY" of managing money and understanding our relationship with money.  This book challenged me to be more active, to think more carefully, and to take steps to make sure things really do work out.  This is the book I've been looking for and I finally understand why I've ignored money and been so foolish with it over the years.  No more!  Highly recommended!"  -- S.C.
This book is also available on audio cassettes.


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