Books We Recommend

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“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.”

Jim Rohn

If you want your own reality to be negotiable, then we believe it all starts with learning. We also believe that learning starts with reading. We constantly get asked for reading recommendations, so here are some of our favorites that have shaped our path along the way.

The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferris

We credit this book with sparking the ideas for lifestyle design and breaking the mold of “normal”.

The Simple Path to Wealth – JL Collins

This book lays out a super-simple long term investing strategy that will lead to a life of wealth.

The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey

Don’t worry about investing until you have your day to day financial house in order. We love Dave’s simple approach to budgeting and paying off debt.

Work Optional – Tanja Hester

We devoured Tanja’s blog, Our Next Life, while planning our adventure. We also loved her book that details their early retirement journey and lays everything out in clear, actionable steps.

You Are Awesome – Neil Pasricha

Failure is a part of life, get up and try again. This book teaches you to set yourself up for success, no matter what season of life y ou happen to be in.

Smart Couples Finish Rich – David Bach

Begin to understand just how much your daily habits are costing you. Bach runs thru real life examples of retirement strategies for normal people.

Raising Kids for True Greatness – Dr. Tim Kimmel

How do you define success for your kids? Good jobs? Big house? Nice family? What if you got it all wrong?