Looking to learn a little more about managing your money? Check out these 5 top rated Personal Finance books. We could all use some extra advice when it comes to saving and managing money.



Information about each book: Author, a brief summary about the book, Star rating on Amazon (as well as the number of reviews each book has), and the format you can read the book in.

top personal finance books

Criteria to make this list of top 5 Personal Finance books: 

  • Must have AT LEAST 4 out of 5 Stars on Amazon.
  • Must have at least 200 Amazon Reviews in total.
  • The book must pertain to personal finance in some way, shape, or form.
  • The book must also be available in MORE than one format.


The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

The Total Money Makeover is written by Dave Ramsey he has four New York Times best-selling books – Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership.

-Star Rating on Amazon 4.7 out of 5 Stars (5,802 reviews)

-What the book teaches you: The Total Money Makeover gives you a straightforward approach on how to pay off debt, and how to recognize the top 10 most dangerous money myths.

-Formats: Hardcover, Audible, Kindle, and MP3 CD.


The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

Written by Thomas J Stanley and William D. Danko.

-Star Rating on Amazon 4.4 out of 5 Stars (2592 reviews)

-What the book teaches you: The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

-Formats: Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Hardcover, Audible, Kindle, and Audio CD.


How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition)

Written by Avery Breyer

-Star Rating on Amazon 4.4 out of 5 Stars (220 reviews)

-What the book teaches you: Learn how to build your emergency cash fund, get out of debt, and make sure you never run out of money. Also, learn the 11 worst budget traps.

-Formats: Kindle, and Paperback

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Written by Robert T. Kiyosaki

-Star Rating on Amazon 4.6 out of 5 Stars (6790 reviews)

-What the book teaches you: Learn about the myths that you need to earn a high income to be rich and the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

-Formats: Mass Market Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD, and Paperback

Principles: Life and Work

Written by Ray Dalio

-Star Rating on Amazon 4.6 out of 5 Stars (546 Reviews)

-What the book teaches you: Learn about the unconventional principles he’s developed refined, and used over the past forty years to create results in life and business.

-Formats: Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook, Audio CD, and Digital


Everyone should learn about saving budgeting, and managing their money! Why not invest in your financial wellbeing? It will benefit your whole family. These are also great gift ideas for people who are interested in money and personal finance.


Have you read any of these books? Or do you recommend another book about personal finance? I would love to know about it, and why you like it.