11 brilliant audiobooks that can boost your financial IQ
Whether you’re looking for ways to fix your budget, start a business or to change your financial mindset, a great finance book could help you do just that.
But sometimes there isn’t enough time to sit down and read or you may lose a copy of your book. Fortunately, audiobooks provide a convenient way to read books when you still need your eyes and hands, perfect if you are traveling or cooking. The biggest benefit? Potentially learning new ways of managing your finances and creating a better future for yourself.
Below are some audiobooks that we hope will help you achieve a more secure financial future.
1. “THINK AND GROW RICH” BY NAPOLEON HILL
Top of the list is Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, which is considered a “must-read” classic finance and self improvement book. Although originally published in 1937, its principles and education remain as relevant today as they ever have been.
Think and Grow Rich promotes 13 laws of success that according to the author, if followed correctly, may lead to personal accomplishments and improvements, including in financial affairs.
From the book’s first publication in 1937 until 2011, Think and Grow Rich has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide.
2. “RICH DAD POOR DAD” BY ROBERT KIYOSAKI
Robert Kiyosaki is an entrepreneur, educator and investor who is best known as the author of his book Rich Dad Poor Dad. The book tells the story of how Robert’s biological father’s financial mindset differed vastly to Robert’s adoptive “Rich Dad”, who was a self a made millionaire.
This audiobook is likely to challenge your own financial beliefs and encourage you to think about money, investing and finances in new ways.
3. “THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER” BY DAVE RAMSEY
Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover offers readers a straight forward and no-nonsense approach to finances.
Ramsey presents a simple, straight forward game plan to become become financially fit with simple, but often overlooked, principles.
If you worked for a company called YOU Inc. and you managed money at YOU Inc. the way you manage your own money now, would you fire you? – Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover
4. “HOW TO GET OUT OF DEBT, STAY OUT OF DEBT AND LIVE PROSPEROUSLY” BY JERROLD MUNDIS
Debt is a problem that many Australians struggle with. Whether that be with personal loans, credit cards or car loans. Mundis’ book is based on the principles of Debtors Anonymous that follows a 12 step program to eliminate debt.
If you have a debt problem, we also suggest visiting our article about managing debt here.
5. “SECRETS OF THE MILLIONAIRE MIND” BY T HARV EKER
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind examines how mindset can play a vital role in creating financial stability. The book appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List and was #1 on Wall Street Journal’s business book list.
While the book may embellish in its title, it is an interesting read that you may find beneficial.
6. “MONEY MASTER THE GAME” BY ANTHONY ROBBINS
Money Master the Game is written by Anthony Robbins, who is arguably the most influential motivational speaker in the world. The book aims to simplify the process of investing for readers. In his first audiobook in 20 years, Robbins talks about securing financial freedom for you and your family.
Robbins created this book by interviewing over 50 finance experts from around the world including Warren Buffet, one of the world’s most renowned investors and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
7. “CREATING WEALTH” BY ROBERT G ALLEN
Allen’s “Creating Wealth” may join the likes of Think & Grow Rich as a classic finance book. In this five part, twenty chapter book, Allen covers strategies that he believes create wealth and financial security.
This book focuses on long term strategies as opposed to personal finance.
8. “THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR” BY THOMAS J STANLEY & WILLIAM D DANKO
The Millionaire Next Door are the results from the authors’ research into how ordinary everyday people have become millionaires.
In this eight chapter book, Stanley & Danko uncover seven common traits they found that appeared in individuals who accumulated wealth.
9. “THE 4 HOUR WORK WEEK” BY TIM FERRIS
This is another classic book built on the premise of lifestyle design, fueled by financial security. Ferris explains that readers can choose their lifestyles and that it does not have to involve working on a “9-5 treadmill” until the day you retire. This is built upon his own experience in creating his own business that allowed him to live life as he desired.
While the contents orientates around lifestyle design and business building, Ferriss also offers unique time, stress management and finance tips.
10. “THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG” BY DAVID J SCHWARTZ
Although not strictly a finance book, The Magic of Thinking Big is an inspiring book that will likely challenge your ideas and thought processes. Like the title suggests, the book is built on the premise that if you are going to be thinking about an idea, then you may as well think big.
The book aims to convince readers that you do not have to be super intelligent to be successful. Instead, you should focus on mastering your mindset so that you may reach new personal achievements.
11. “THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH” BY WALLACE WATTLES
Like Think & Grow Rich, The Science of Getting Rich is a classic finance book that has stood the test of the time, despite being written in 1910 by Wallace Wattles.
What makes this book so remarkable? Wallace studied the lives of 500 of the most successful people in the world and presents his findings in this book, such as habits, beliefs and what separated these individuals from others.
From these studies, Wallace devised a formula that he believes anyone can use to achieve new levels of financial security and stability.