Recommended Reading

The following books have been found to be useful. Some of them may be out of print but still available at used bookstores or garage sales. In other cases, updated versions may have been released.


Financial History

  • ''When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long Term Capital Management'', Roger Lowenstein. ISBN 978-0375758256
  • ''The Big Short'', Michael Lewis. ISBN 978-0393338829
  • ''Liar's Poker'', Michael Lewis. ISBN 978-0393338690
  • "Devil Take the Hindmost'', Edward Chancellor. ISBN 978-0452281806
  • "Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco'', Bryan Burrough and John Helyar. ISBN 978-0061655555

Financial Planning

  • ''The Wealthy Barber'', David Chilton. ISBN 978-0761513117
  • ''Your Money or Your Life'', Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. ISBN 978-0143115762
  • ''The Richest Man in Babylon'', George S. Clason. ISBN 978-0451205360

Financial Reference

  • ''Security Analysis'', Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd. ISBN 978-0071592536
  • ''This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly'', Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff. ISBN 978-0691142166


  • ''Insurance Logic'', Moshe Milevsky. ISBN 978-1-55322-088-6



  • ''Risk is Still a Four Letter Word'', George Hartman. ISBN 978-0773761100
  • ''The Four Pillars of Investing'', William Bernstein. ISBN 978-0071747059
  • ''Winning the Loser's Game'', Charles D. Ellis. ISBN 978-0071545495
  • ''The Intelligent Asset Allocator'', William Bernstein. ISBN 978-0071362368
  • ''A Random Walk Down Wall Street'', Burton Malkiel. ISBN 978-0393340747
  • ''The Little Book of Common Sense Investing'', John C. Bogle. ISBN 978-0470102107
  • ''Where Are The Customers' Yachts?, Or, A Good Hard Look At Wall Street'', Fred Schwed. ISBN 978-0471770893
  • ''One Up on Wall Street'', Peter Lynch. ISBN 978-0743200400
  • ''Beating the Street'', Peter Lynch. ISBN 978-0671891633

Contrarian Investing

  • ''Contrarian Investment Strategies:The Psychological Edge'', David Dreman. ISBN 978-0743297967

Dividend Investing

  • "The Single Best Investment'', Lowell Miller. ISBN 978-0965175081
  • ''The Dividend Connection: How Dividends Create Value in the Stock Market'', Geraldine Weiss and Gregory Weiss. ISBN 978-0793110223

Value Investing

  • ''The Intelligent Investor'', Benjamin Graham. ISBN 978-0060555665


  • ''The Pension Puzzle'', Bruce Cohen and Brian Fitzgerald. ISBN 978-0470839539