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Mr. Money Mustache is the website and pseudonym of Canadian-born blogger Peter Adeney. Adeney retired from his job as a software engineer in 2005 at age 30 by spending only a small percentage of his annual salary and consistently investing the remainder, primarily in stock market index funds.
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A Random Walk Down Wall Street
The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Twelfth Edition)
Burton G. Malkiel - Jan 13, 2020 (first published in 1973)
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Whether you’re considering your first 401k contribution, contemplating retirement, or anywhere in between, A Random Walk Down Wall Street is the best investment guide money can buy. In this new edition, Burton G. Malkiel shares authoritative insights spanning the full range of investment opportunities—including valuable new material on cryptocurren...
Peter Adeney
A great explanation of why index investing rules, written by a very wise professor/investor guy who has personally researched and debunked most of the common 'wisdom' that exists about stock trading today.     source
10th Anniversary Edition The Life You Can Save
How To Do Your Part To End World Poverty
Peter Singer - Nov 30, 2019 (first published in 2009)
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Using ethical arguments, provocative thought experiments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving, philosopher Peter Singer shows that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but ethically indefensible.Singer contends that we need to change our views of what is involved in living an ethical life. To help ...
Peter Adeney
Finalized my desire to give away most of the money I earn over my lifetime to help eliminate third world poverty.     source
The Magic of Thinking Big
David J Schwartz - Aug 08, 2019 (first published in 1959)
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The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction, but you do need to lea...
Peter Adeney
A really, really old fashioned book if someone just wants to wake themselves up and start turning into more of a positive, less depressed person.     source
Naked Economics
Undressing the Dismal Science
Charles Wheelan - Dec 31, 2018 (first published in 2002)
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At last! A new edition of the economics book that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. This revised and updated edition in...
Peter Adeney
This book’s claim to fame is that it uses absolutely no graphs or numbers when explaining economics. It’s also moderately funny at times.     source
Stay the Course
The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution
John C. Bogle - Dec 05, 2018
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A journey through the Index Revolution from the man who started it all Stay the Course is the story the Vanguard Group as told by its founder, legendary investor John C. Bogle. This engrossing book traces the history of Vanguard―the largest mutual fund organization on earth. Offering the world’s first index mutual fund in 1976, John Bogle led Vangu...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns (Little Books. Big Profits)
John C. Bogle - Oct 16, 2017 (first published in 2007)
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The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effe...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
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The Intelligent Asset Allocator
How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk
William Bernstein - Aug 19, 2017
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Profit through good times and bad with a resilient, diversified portfolioThe Intelligent Asset Allocator has helped thousands of people like you build wealth through carefully diversified portfolios. Now, with global markets in constant flux, balancing risk and reward is more critical than ever.Self-taught investor William Bernstein offers no gimmi...
Peter Adeney
Explains that with very little effort, you can drastically reduce the volatility of your investments, even while maintaining the same level of overall returns.     source
Elon Musk
Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Ashlee Vance - Jan 24, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.”Elon Musk spotlights the techno...
Peter Adeney
I’m a big fan of this book.     source
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The Millionaire Next Door
The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
Thomas J. Stanley - Oct 01, 2016 (first published in 1995)
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The incredible national bestseller that is changing people's lives -- and increasing their net worth! CAN YOU SPOT THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR? Who are the rich in this country? What do they do? Where do they shop? What do they drive? How do they invest? Where did their ancestors come from? How did they get rich? Can I ever become one of them? Get...
Peter Adeney
The main thing it will do is give you reassurance that I am not actually making this shit up. I’m following a very time-honored formula for making you rich.     source
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The Selfish Gene
40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science)
Richard Dawkins - Jul 31, 2016 (first published in 1976)
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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of i...
Peter Adeney
An explanation of evolution since the beginning of life that explains things from the perspective of individual genes.     source
The Simple Path to Wealth
Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life
J L Collins - Jun 18, 2016
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"In the dark, bewildering, trap-infested jungle of misinformation and opaque riddles that is the world of investment, JL Collins is the fatherly wizard on the side of the path, offering a simple map, warm words of encouragement and the tools to forge your way through with confidence. You'll never find a wiser advisor with a bigger heart." -- Malach...
Peter Adeney
Teaches everything you really need to be a successful lifetime investor, yet it’s ridiculously simple.     source
Stress Test by Timothy F. Geithner
John Bogle on Investing by John C. Bogle
Bogle On Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle
Happy City by Charles Montgomery
The Clash of the Cultures by John C. Bogle
Borrow by Louis Hyman
Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe
Crash Proof 2.0 by Peter D. Schiff
The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
Beyond Wealth by Alexander Green
The 4 Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss
Don't Count on It! by John C. Bogle
Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker
The Little Book That Still Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
Enough by John C. Bogle
Plenitude by Schor
Common Sense on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle
The Snowball by Alice Schroeder
I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine
The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
Sculpting Her Body Perfect by Brad Schoenfeld
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism by John C. Bogle
Struck by Lightning by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal
Character Counts by John C. Bogle
Toward Rational Exuberance by B. Mark Smith
Economics Explained by Robert L. Heilbroner
Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men by Arnold Schwarzenegger