1. Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad Poor Dad

Kiyosaki walks readers through some childhood reminiscences, a contrast between his own not-very-wealthy father and the dad of his friend who happened to be one of the richest residents of Hawaii. The comparison shines a spotlight not just on how to best manage your money or lack of it, but also on helping your kids to do so as well. According to Kiyosaki, not all debt is bad, and you can work your way toward wealth even if you don’t enjoy a staggering income. It’s all about how you handle the money you do have and figuring out ways to lead you away from that paltry paycheck.

2. Jan Sincero: You Are A Badass At Making Money

Prepare to chuckle. You’ll roll your eyes. This book is candid and funny, and if you’re like many of us, you’ll recognize yourself and your own habits in its pages. It’s based on Sincero’s personal experiences as she emerged from her salad days (although she preferred Taco Bell to cheap greens) to living very, very well. You Are a Badass #2 is designed to help you nix the financial habits that hold you back and introduce some simple, easy understandable concepts into your life that will help you improve the way you handle your money.

3. Ernie J Zelinski: How To Retire Happy, Wild And Free

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy life to its fullest. The key to achieving an active and satisfying retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life — interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support.