Your Favourite Books To Read!



I will be heading back to work soon for another week and am looking for some possible ideas for books to read while I am up there. They can range from web design, home building/repair, blogging, personal finance, investing, lifestyle, or travel.

Basically, any category we talk about at The Money Spot if it relates to it I want to know which books you recommend.

Some of the books I have read and enjoyed are as follows;

Personal Finance

The two books I started with when I first starting learning about personal finance were;

The Wealthy Barber & The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton

Beginner’s Guide To Personal Finance by MoneySense

To this day I still recommend these books to individuals just starting out in personal finance. They are very easy to read and provide many ideas to set up and improve your financial situation.

Real Estate

Guide To Buying & Selling A Home by MoneySense

This is a great book if you are buying your first house or buying your fifth. Although if for some reason you are buying your fifth house I’m sure you will already know many of the topics discussed about in this book. I recommended this book to one of my siblings when they were buying and selling their first house and they thoroughly enjoyed it and found the information very valuable.


A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel

Guide To The Perfect Portfolio by MoneySense

Reading these two books is what led me down the path of developing and managing my own index investment portfolio. If you are just starting out investing and interested in index investing I would recommend checking these books out. I have loaned and recommended the Guide To The Perfect Portfolio by MoneySense numerous times now to siblings, friends, and coworkers as I really enjoyed it and it is great for individuals just starting out investing. A Random Walk Down Wall Street is a great book and I believe is enjoyed more by individuals who have a basic knowledge of investing as some of the topics are a little more complex then the MoneySense book.

Books I Have To Read This Week!


Guide To Retiring Wealthy by MoneySense

I have always been a big fan of the MoneySense guides. Each guide is very easy to read and provides a ton of great information and ideas on the topic it is covering. This is another book I am looking forward to reading.


Walden by Henry David Thoreau

I have heard nothing but great things about this book and have finally been able to pick it up at my local library. Hopefully it will live up to my expectations and the reviews I have read.


My recommended reading list is not the most diverse in my opinion at this point. But with recently finishing my online schooling I will have a lot more free time to be able to read while at home and at work. This will definitely help grow my recommended reading list over the next couple months.

Now the part I am looking forward to the most. Finding out what your favourite books to read are and what you recommend.

Let me know in the comments what books you recommend I check out? 

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  1. We just finished Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas. A beautifully written book on debt, minimalism and adventure that will inspire just about anyone to change their perspective on what’s important. Loved it!

    Our perennial favorite FIRE book is How to Retire Early by Robert and Robin Charlton.

    • Our Next Life,

      Right now, I am reading Walden Or, Life In The Woods and completely agree how it can change ones perspective on what’s important. I have never read How To Retire Early. I will be checking the library to see if they have this book.

      Thank you for the suggestion,


    • Jason,

      I have not read those two books. Thanks for the recommendations I will make sure to check them out and let you know what I think of them.

      Thanks for stopping by,


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