In addition to reading blogs/news and using customized financial approaches, reading books is a great way to round out your knowledge. Here are some books that I’ve read to help in your career to make more money faster and books that have changed my life for the better.

The Infographic Guide to Personal Finance by Adams Media is the quickest and easiest book to read on personal finance. You’ll get through it in less than hour and always be able to refer back whenever necessary. It is simple to read and anyone will be able to understand even the worst of the finance jargons. This is the first book you to start with.

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Never Eat Alone by Kevin Ferrazzi is by far the most life changing book I’ve ever read. He started it career out in Deloitte and was almost let go because he wasn’t doing well at his role. Instead, he was busy promoting Deloitte and ended becoming CMO. Following his career, he’ll teach you how to build relationships without all the awkwardness and make you the go-to person for everything!


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How to be Interesting by Jessica Hagy is the book that compliments Never Eat Alone. I know it looks like a child’s book, but it gives you simple graphics that won’t take long to read or even understand and will give you the most bang for your buck. This is how you’ll be able to connect with anyone and build relationships that are easy to start and maintain. Anyone will be able to understand the concepts in here.

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Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg is the book every women trying to move up in their career must read. She will teach you how to gracefully move up the corporate ladder even with her weaknesses of being overly analytical or emotional. It is what every women is afraid to ask, but she’ll answer it.

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Simple by  Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn is what process improvers do. This book gives 12 examples of companies who have simplified complicated processes and increased their overall profits/saved the company millions of dollars because they improved the customer experience and allowed customers to understand WTF the company is doing. This book will help you think about how you see processes at your company and what you can do to save millions to get that huge promotion!

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Grit by Angela Duckworth is the story of people and passion. It takes 10 years and 10,000 hours of practice on one thing (i.e. piano or tennis) to be considered a professional. It explains how people get to be at the top of their professions and what it takes to get there. Specialize in something you love and be a expert.

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown is the guide to decluttering your life. Pick the most essential things in life to focus on and be happier. This is not about getting rid of stuff per se, but it’s more about your personal life and what you can do to make sure you’re making the most of time.

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