Financial Literacy Recommended Reading


PF Books2Extend your financial literacy beyond our classes with the below recommended reading in personal finance and investing, as well a list of books pertaining to kids and money! Many of these books are recommended readings in a number of UCLA Extension’s personal finance and investment courses.

Click the respective title below to learn more about the contents of the book and the author. Also feel free to contact us with suggestions for any other books to include in this listing.



Personal Finance

The Millionaire Next Door  by Stanley and Danko

Your Money or Your Life by Dominguez and Robin

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason

The Automatic Millioinaire by David Bach

Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth by Nick Murray

The Index Card by Helaine Olen & Harold Pollack

Simple Money by Tim Maurer

Generation Earn by Kimberly Palmer

Yes, You Can…Achieve Financial Independence by James Stowers

Financial Intelligence by Doug Lennick

The Elephant in the Room by Ed Baker

Wealth on Any Income: 12 Steps to Freedom by Rennie Gabriel

CFP Board Financial Planning Competency Handbook by CFP Board 


The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by Larimore, Lindauer, and LeBoeuf

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

Stocks for the Long Run by Jeremy J. Siegel

One Up On Wall Street  by Peter Lynch

Psychology of Investing by John R. Nofsinger

Winning the Loser’s Game by Charles Ellis

The Investment Answer by Daniel C. Goldie

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt

Investing for a Lifetime by Richard C. Marston

Your Money & Your Brain by Jason Zweig

The Four Pillars of Investing by William J. Bernstein

Kids and Money

The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber

National Geographic Kids Everything Money by Kathy Furgang

Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze

Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey

Growing Money: A Complete Investing Guide for Kids by Gail Karlitz and Debbie Honig

Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees by Neale S. Godfrey

Raising Financially Confident Kids by Mary Hunt

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