I've recently finished reading Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam and it was a really good read! It is a title I would highly recommend to anyone who is just starting out on their journey to better manage their personal finances and get started on investing, as it covers quite a broad range of topics and is also a motivating read which will probably inspire you to read more books / websites to hone your skills further.

As quite a number of you have written to me asking for book recommendations on personal finance and investing, I thought I'll take this chance to also curate a list of my favourite titles thus far:

For Singapore investors
  • Millionaire Teacher (The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learnt in School) - by Andrew Hallam
  • Value Investing in Growth Companies - by Rusmin Ang and Victor Chng
  • Show Me The Money - by Teh Hooi Ling
  • The Singapore Permanent Portfolio - by Alvin Chow
  • Investing Your First $20,000 - by Dr Wealth featuring Singapore's top financial blogger

  • Think and Grow Rich - by Napoleon Hill
  • The Little Book of Value Investing - by Christopher Browne and Roger Lowenstein
  • The Little Book that Beats the Market - by Joel Greenblatt
  • The Little Book that Builds Wealth - by Pat Dorsey
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - by John C. Bogle
  • The Millionaire Next Door - by Thomas J. Stanley
  • The Most Important Thing - by Howard Marks
  • The Richest Man in Babylon - by George Samuel Clason
  • Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits - by Philip Fisher
  • The Little Book of Behavioral Investing - by James Montier
  • Super Stocks - by Kenneth Fisher
  • One Up on Wall Street - by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild
  • Investing the Templeton Way - by Lauren Templeton and Scott Phillips
  • You Can Be A Stock Market Genius! - by Joel Greenblatt
  • Value Investing: Graham to Buffett and Beyond - by Bruce Greenwald
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street - by Burton Gordon Malkiel
On Warren Buffett
  • The Essays of Warren Buffett - by Lawrence Cunningham
  • The Warren Buffett Way - by Robert Hagstrom
  • Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements - by Mary Buffett and David Clark
  • The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett and George Soros - by Mark Tier
Advanced (only for the passionate as the content is a little "dry")
  • The Intelligent Investor - by Benjamin Graham
  • Security Analysis - by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd
  • Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust (1982 - 2004) - by Maggie Mahar
  • Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Graud - by Howard Schilit
  • Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises - by Charles Kindleberger

Disclaimer: I was recently given a copy of Millionaire Teacher by the author himself to read with no obligation to post about the book. All opinions stated here are that of my own, and I have added it as top of the list for local investors as I feel it is simple and digestible enough for complete beginners while encouraging you to start and read up on more books after you're done.

Are there any other books that you've read and feel are a must-read for investors? Do leave me a comment if you have other titles to recommend, and I might just read it to see if it should be added to the list!

With love,
Budget Babe


  1. This list looks good with both Singapore and international bestsellers coverage!

    One book I will recommend is "How to Read a Financial Report" by John and Tage Tracy.Book link can be found at https://www.bookdepository.com/How-Read-Financial-Report-John-Tracy/9781118735848