in a sentence, each. (plus a bonus quote)
"Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill
Originally published: 1937
Mastering your money has more to do with mindset and overcoming psychological barriers than anything else. At the end of the day, you can think your way to success.
"Riches begin in the form of thought! The amount is limited only by the person in whose mind the thought is put into motion."
"The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham
Originally published: 1949
"Value investing" — buying stocks when they are undervalued and holding them for a long period of time — is the most effective way to put your money to work . . . and a hallmark of Warren Buffett's investment strategy.
"But investing isn't about beating others at their game. It's about controlling yourself at your own game."
"The Richest Man in Babylon" by George S. Clason
Originally published: 1926
You probably won't get rich quick, but you'll get rich if you pay yourself first, put that money to work and stick to long-term thinking.
"I found the road to wealth when I decided that a part of all I earned was mine to keep. And so will you."
"Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki
Originally published: 1997
Knowing the difference between an asset — something that puts money in your pocket — and a liability — something that takes money out of your pocket — is the most important distinction to recognize if you want to get rich.
"The long-term rich build their asset column first. Then the income generated from the asset column buys their luxuries. The poor and middle class buy luxuries with their own sweat, blood, and children's inheritance."
"The Little Book of Common Sense Investing" by John C. Bogle
Originally published: 2007
The simplest and most efficient investment strategy is to invest in low-cost index funds.
"Investing is all about common sense. Owning a diversified portfolio of stocks and holding it for the long term is a winner's game."
"Rich Habits" by Thomas Corley
Originally published: 2010
What you do every day matters, so if you want to build wealth, start by reevaluating your daily habits.
"The metaphor I like is the avalanche. These habits are like snowflakes — they build up, and then you have an avalanche of success."