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Does anyone have any book suggestions? I'm looking for what might be a good gift for my kids.
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What ages?

Ken Follet - Pillars Of The Earth (4 book series, 3 books and a new prequel)

https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/pilla ... and%202017.
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Deleted. My suggestions don’t apply to young adults.
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landog wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:08 am Does anyone have any book suggestions? I'm looking for what might be a good gift for my kids.
Like, any kind of book whatsoever? Or specifically a finance-related book?

How old are your kids?
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My kids are young adults. The kind of book that I'm looking for would explain the investing strategy advocated here.
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there's If You Can : How Millenials Can Get Rich Slowly. Right price: $0.

There's also this suggested reading list:
https://www.bogleheads.org/RecommendedReading.php

I don't see Bogle's The Little Book of Commonsense Investing. That's a definite read.

Also I found the Elements of Investing by Burton Malkiel and Charles Ellis a good primer.

Random Walk down Wall Street is good, but could be a little long and technical if they're not interested or just starting out, but they should read it at some point if they get interested in this stuff.

Also the Four Pillars of Investing I found to be great (by William Bernstein). It lays out the 4 principles you must follow to be a good investor.

The Arithmetic of Active Management by William sharpe is free (see link) and very short. It should scare them away from active managed investing/mutual funds at an early age.
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Thank you, arcticpineapplecorp!
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Another good book that's a very easy but meaningful read is George Clason's The Richest Man in Babylon. Truly a classic.
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landog wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:10 am My kids are young adults. The kind of book that I'm looking for would explain the investing strategy advocated here.
Ah, well here are a few I often recommend. They are easy-to-read and written in an engaging, conversational (i.e. non-academic) way:

Investing Made Simple -- Mike Piper. Lays out the basics of Boglehead-style investing in only about 100 pages.

Personal Finance for Dummies -- Eric Tyson. Covers all sorts of areas of personal finance, including investing, debt, insurance, etc. Really good stuff! (He also has another "dummies" book that's just specifically on investing.)

The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read -- Daniel Solin. Don't let the overhyped title fool you. This is a fun read with excellent advice that's 100% Boglehead-compatible.
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