The Official "Your Money Or Your Life" Reading List

We're almost done with our series on the book Your Money Or Your Life, just a couple of posts to go. Join us! You can buy YMOYL here, and you can find the first post in the series here.

We'll return to our more typical food and health-related content later in February. As always, thank you, readers, for your time and attention!

Readers, this reading list contains two sections. Part 1 contains a two-part list of what I consider required reading for anyone interested in becoming a more knowledgeable investor. (And if you closely read every investing book below, you'll be better educated than the majority of investment professionals on Wall Street. Don't think for a minute that I'm joking.) Note also, I've added and subtracted a book or two from this list since we last ran this series five years ago!

Part 2 is a bonus reading list based on the philosophies of Your Money or Your Life. It's for readers seeking additional ideas and strategies for living a simpler, happier and less consumerist life.

PART 1: Recommended investing books:

The Investor's Manifesto by William J. Bernstein
Common Sense on Mutual Funds by Jack Bogle
Stocks for the Long Run by Jeremy Siegel
One Up On Wall Street by Peter Lynch
Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World by Jim Cramer
The Dhandho Investor by Mohnish Pabrai

For intermediate/advanced investors:

The Essays of Warren Buffett (free, public domain PDF)
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

PART 2: Executing the strategies of YMOYL... and going beyond:

Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free by Ernie Zelinski
The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn
Getting a Life: Strategies for Simple Living Based on "Your Money or Your Life" by Jacqueline Blix and David Heitmiller

Anti-consumerism and simple living:

Simple Living: One Couple's Search for a Better Life by Wanda Urbanska
Work Less, Live More: The Way to Semi-Retirement by Bob Clyatt
Affluenza by John DeGraaf and Thomas Naylor
Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin
Radical Simplicity by Jim Merkel
The Overspent American by Juliet Schor
Living Simply with Children by Marie Sherlock

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Up Next: YMOYL: The Ultimate, Final Review

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