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Old 02-11-2012, 08:31 AM   #1
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Recommended reading on FIRE?

Hello, everyone!

I have read the following:
The Millionaire Next Door (read multiple times)
Your Money or Your Life (great starter book)
Rich Dad, Poor Dad (some decent ideas--pay yourself first)
Early Retirement Extreme (my favorite FIRE book thus far)
Fail-Safe Investing (my favorite investing book)

Would anyone recommend books that enlightened them on the road to FIRE?

Thank you! : )

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Your first two are among the best. The Four Pillars of Investing is my personal favorite book on investing. Here's the best complete list IMO Investment Books

And once you're close to retirement;
Work Less, Live More and
How to Retire Happy, Wild & Free
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"Risk Less and Prosper" by Zvi Bodie, is a recently published book I just read. Good for people establishing goals and proper risk tolerance levels. It is also a good read because it is a very conservative style to counter balance books that are aggressively tilted toward equities. I dont think he really even discussed stocks until final quarter of the book. He definitely advocates the purchase of TIPS and I Bonds.
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Would anyone recommend books that enlightened them on the road to FIRE?
It's been over two years since this was updated:
An updated FIRE recommended reading list (with a military twist)

If more of you young whippersnappers have new recommendations, then let's add them to the list.
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It's been over two years since this was updated:
An updated FIRE recommended reading list (with a military twist)

If more of you young whippersnappers have new recommendations, then let's add them to the list.
I certainly don't meet the whippersnapper qualification, but even an old dog like me can't help noticing the glaring absence of a recent military-related book and its associated blog...
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I certainly don't meet the whippersnapper qualification, but even an old dog like me can't help noticing the glaring absence of a recent military-related book and its associated blog...
Thank you! Since that list is actually in the book, it seems kinda recursive to have the book in that list.
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Yes, Kyosaki made the list!

Unlike most people, it seems, I got very little out of Millionaire Next Door and How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.
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Unveiling the Retirement myth by Jim Otar is the one of the best retirement books I have read and offcourse Work Less Live More by Bob Clyatt

Amazon.com: Unveiling The Retirement Myth (9780968963425): Jim C. Otar: Books
Amazon.com: Work Less, Live More: The Way to Semi-Retirement (9781413307054): Robert Clyatt: Books
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Thanks for the awesome recommendations, folks! Will be checking all of them out. : )
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This also gave me a lot of brain food. It is not so much about saving all the money you need but about the non-monetary aspects of (early) retirement.
http://www.amazon.com/Get-Life-Milli...9222501&sr=1-2
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+1 on "A Random Walk Down Wall Street".
Still the best resource for a thorough theoretical background IMO.
My favourite web site (apart from this forum) is The Retire Early Home Page. Not sure if it's OK to post a link, but you'll find it anyway.
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