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Although I an avid reader,  I just realized that I have not read too many personal finance books.  I was influenced by few of those personal finance books and they really made a difference in my financial situation.  As part of my 2008 I want to read more personal finance books.

So far I was greatly influenced by the following books:
1.  Rich Dad Poor Dad
2.  Millionaire Mind
3.  Millionaire Next Door
4.  Automatic Millionaire
5.  Motley Fool's You Have More Than You Think: The Foolish Guide to Investing What You Have

And 3 months ago I read personal finance book of Bo Sanchez.  I forgot the title but it was so refreshing  I really really liked.

So for 2008, what do you think are the best personal finance books to read?



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How about trying the book by Mr. Colayco. I forgot the title but im sure meron ung mga bookstores jan. if you're gonna ask me whats that book is all about di kita masasagot kasi di ko p rin nbabasa yun :D


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Colayco's books are: Pera Mo, Palaguin mo 1 and 2

Actually Colayco's book 1 was the book that started it all for me. It's a must read book!

Good book to read also is Kiyosaki's Cashflow Quadrant.

I would also recommend: Pwede Na! The Complete Pinoy Guide to Personal Finance or Al Sembrano's 10 sikreto ng mga mayayaman

Notice that I promoted books by Filipino Authors. The reason behind this is you only need Kiyosaki's book or a couple of the books you mentioned above to get your mind set and change your perspective. Reading them all would be redundant because the principles are the same (actually I have 5 of Kiyosaki's books, and listen to his podcasts and the principle is always being repeated... so there is some waste there). You need the books by the Filipino Authors to get a "Filipino" side of things- i.e. we dont have 401K here; Real Estate business here is a bit different than in the US... and so on...


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« Last Edit: Jan 03, 2008, 08:54 AM by foolcha »


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I agree with jcr coz' i've read Kiyosaki's books and those kind of books can be a great help on us about principles, mind setting and the likes.  But local books are very much necessary since their economic approach is  sort of different from ours.  In some aspects it may be the same but some are different.


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Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad started it for me, I haven't read any local books yet; where to start? any suggestion?


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Wealth within your reach - F Colayco, books 1 and 2. Colayco's books started it all for me... he's pro-passive income... so if you're the active type, it might bore you, especially if you already finished reading Kiyosaki's books, because he likes being active and taking risk... but these two books have the fundamentals... the foundations... you have to set up your foundation before building your skyscraper :)
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^ Thanks! I'll head on to NBS and browse the books.. :D


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If your DREAM IS BIG, try the series of Donald Trump. But for me, dapat nabasa mo na yung Rich Dad Poor Dad, Cashflow Quadrant, books of Colayco & Larry.  Multiple Income Strams by Allen & syempre yung kay Bo Sanchez na 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich for RIGHT ATTITUDE TOWARDS MONEY.


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Daming books about pano yumaman noh? pero ang bottom line is regardless kung basahin mo lahat or not the most importantant thing is to apply it... kasi kahit basahin natin lahat yan non-sense dahil knowledge is only potential power... it only becomes power when you apply it...


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Reply #10 on: Jan 10, 2008, 04:15 PM
            That's correct foolcha,"vision without action is a dream.Action without vision is simply passing the time.Action with vision is making a positive difference."


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Reply #11 on: Jan 10, 2008, 10:11 PM
meron kaya mga ebook yung mga filipino books mention above? kaso i doubt it din hehhehe :rakenrol:


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Reply #12 on: Jan 11, 2008, 02:14 AM

Hmm... I doubt if may ebooks... saka, wag naman, kawawa naman ang Filipino Authors... You may also want to try Podcasts... it's free... it's convenient too kasi nakikinig ka lang... lalo na sa commuters... when you dont really have the time to read a book...

My favorite Podcasts are: Rich Dad Podcasts, and Master Real Estate Course by Bill Fitzpatrick...


definitely agree! sabi nga ni Mark Twain: A person who does not read has no advantage over a person who cannot read... so if i-aapply mo yan sa information, a person who does not apply the information he knows has no advantage over the person who knows nothing...


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Reply #13 on: Jan 12, 2008, 12:44 AM
colayco's book are useful for pinoys who need down to earth explanations but he really got his ideas from three earlier books than his own which are: millionaires mind, rich dad poor dad and automatic millionaire.

rich dad poor dad's main theme is passive income.

automatic millionaire's main theme is watching those unoticed small expenses grow into large ones when combined if they are left unchecked. (latte factor)

millionaires mind main theme is becoming rich by both living simply (frugal) and consistently saving.

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Reply #14 on: Jan 12, 2008, 02:04 AM
@jcr .... san ka makakakuha ng podcast like yung mga sinabi mu ..... gusto ko din pakinggan un heheheh ..... :rakenrol:


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