Here are some of my favorite finance references and investing and personal finance books that I think you should definitely check out.
Books The Dividend Pig Recommends
In The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey debunks the many myths of money (exposing the dangers of cash advance, rent-to-own, debt consolidation) and attacks the illusions and downright deceptions of the American dream, which encourages nothing but overspending and massive amounts of debt.
Radio talk-show host and bestselling author Ramsey (Financial Peace) exhorts the reader to take “baby steps,” which are designed to build on each other: first save $1,000 as an emergency fund, then pay off all debts from smallest to largest, save a larger three-to-six-month emergency fund, invest, and finally start to save for college and pay off your home mortgage.
Be sure to check out what I have written about Dave Ramsey’s baby steps in previous blog posts. I’m a huge fan.
Crushing Debt, is the bestselling book by David Trahair, who is also the author of the national bestseller Enough Bull. Trahair asks the hard questions, such as are the Canadian banks as strong as people think they are? Is the Canadian Government fiscally sound? How much debt do Canadians really have? Trahair’s message in Crushing Debt is simple – debt is everyone’s problem. He suggests throughout the book that Canadians get their consumer debts paid off as soon as they can.
Lowell Miller has over thirty years experience as an investor and portfolio manager. The Single Best Investment is about creating wealth with dividend growth. In fact Mr. Miller is dead set against bonds, and his research on stocks and the markets is extensive. Single best investments are companies that are financially strong, offer a good dividend yield, raise their dividends, and have good management. Sound familiar? This is a must read for any dividend investor.
Technical Analysis Books
Getting Started In Technical Analysis
Getting Started in Technical Analysis is simply one of the best books on the subject. I’ve had this gem on my bookcase for years. It’s an easy read, yet packed with all the details and applicable examples. Not only does Schwager cover the technical component, he also gives the reader prudent and thoughtful advice on how to implement technical analysis, and walks the reader through various examples.
Technical Analysis of Stock Trends
The Technical Analysis of Stock Trends
was first published in 1948, by Robert Edwards and John Magee. This book was the definitive source on Technical Analysis, and remains so to this day. This is not a coffee-table read, however, as it is written in the academic style. But the detail and glossary is worth gold. This book is an excellent resource for the serious technical analyst.
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