Gift Idea: A Book About Money

Books on managing your money better are an especially apt holiday gift this year. If you need some ideas, Vanguard recommends these 16 books. Mastering your personal finances, the gift that keeps on giving.

Books on investing
Winning the Loser’s Game, by Charles D. Ellis
A Random Walk Down Wall Street, by Burton G. Malkiel
Straight Talk on Investing: What You Need to Know, by Jack Brennan
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, by John C. Bogle
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham, updated by Jason Zweig
The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio, by William Bernstein
The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing, by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, and Michael LeBoeuf
Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich, by Jason Zweig
How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street: Golden Rules Any Investor Can Learn, by Allan S. Roth

Books on financial planning
Guide to Starting Your Financial Life, by Karen Blumenthal
Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, by Beth Kobliner
Personal Finance for Dummies, by Eric Tyson
Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People, by Jane Bryant Quinn
The Savage Number: How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?, by Terry Savage
The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, by Lynn O’Shaughnessy
The Bogleheads’ Guide to Retirement Planning, by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Richard Ferri, and Laura Dogu

One deficiency of this list is that it does not include Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel by Consumerist’s own Phil Villarreal. This is probably because his book is a parody and is funny.

Give the gift of smarter investing [Vanguard] (Thanks to c-side!)