Reading List

by Matt Jones, CPA
Reading List

The person who does not read has no advantage over the person who cannot read.

Unknown, but definitely not Mark Twain

It’s odd, I admit, but my hobby is reading. I’ll get so excited about a new book that I wake up at 5 a.m., grab some coffee and read for an hour before starting my day.

I hated reading growing up. It wasn’t until college that I found a love for reading. I skipped much of the required reading for class and just read what interested me. Suddenly, reading was fun, useful, and interesting. I even attribute a 60 point increase in my GMAT score to my reading habit.

Here’s my recommended reading and other resources (linked to Amazon). These are books I’ve read several times and gifted to family, friends and mentees. “Oh, it’s a book… thanks, uncle Matt”

Reading List

Personal Finance
Net Worth Primer – MJ.$
Taxes: Three Chess Pieces – MJ.$
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley – MJ.$ Book Review
The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins
I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School? by Cary Siegel
Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier

Personal/Professional Development
LinkedIn is More Important Than Your Resume – MJ.$
Getting Things Done by David Allen – MJ.$ Book Review
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday – MJ.$ Book Review
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi
How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett (Free, out of copyright)
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Real Estate
Rental Property and 400% ROI – MJ.$
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Loopholes of Real Estate by Garrett Sutton
What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow by Frank Gallinelli

Personal Finance Tools

Net Worth Tracking Tool – MJ.$
Splash Financial – Student Loan Refinancing
r/TrackNetWorth – Reddit.com Discussion Page


The Tim Ferriss Show by Tim Ferriss
Hardcore History by Dan Carlin
The Millennial Mastermind by Brad Mulvey
How I Built This with Guy Raz by NPR

Read/Listen for Free

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