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Capital
business

Capital

In a rapidly gentrifying London neighborhood, owning property “was like being in the casino in which you were guaranteed to be a winner.” Still, the h…
July 9, 2018
Hillbilly Elegy
business

Hillbilly Elegy

Author: J.D.
July 9, 2018
The Big Short
business

The Big Short

Publisher: Norton, W.
July 9, 2018
Nickel and Dimed
business

Nickel and Dimed

This is the account of a journalist who goes undercover to live among the working poor.
July 9, 2018
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How to Retire Happy
retirement

How to Retire Happy

This exceptionally well-written primer, from the former retirement writer for the Washington Post, is in its fourth edition.
June 7, 2018

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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
business

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

You had me at the title: How not to be wrong. Please, order a copy for everyone on the staff, I thought, but be sure to delete that scary “m” word in …
August 25, 2017
Alexander Hamilton
business

Alexander Hamilton

Before the musical “Hamilton,” there was this landmark biography from award-winning author Ron Chernow.
August 25, 2017
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Recession Proof
business

Recession Proof

So what makes a recession a recession, anyway? This book explains all in plain language, giving readers an understanding of what recessions are, why t…
August 25, 2017
Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit From the Nest Eggs of American Workers
retirement

Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit From the Nest Eggs of American Workers

Author: Ellen E.
August 25, 2017
Showdown at Gucci Gulch
taxes

Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Most everyone agrees that the U.S. tax code is ridiculously complex.
August 25, 2017
Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education
college

Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education

I’ve always been eager to debate the merits of athletic scholarships: Should college athletes instead be paid? Are these "student athletes" really get…
August 25, 2017
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
investing

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

In the early 2000s, one of my wife's cousins pressed Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay on me.
August 25, 2017
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
investing

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Traditional economic theory holds that people act in their best interests, particularly where money is concerned.
August 25, 2017
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Den of Thieves
investing

Den of Thieves

Author: James B.
August 25, 2017
The Frackers
business

The Frackers

The Frackers is an excellent, non-technical history of the shale oil and gas boom that revolutionized the American energy industry.
August 25, 2017
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
real estate

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

One of the best personal finance books out there isn't a personal finance book.
August 25, 2017
Home Buying for Dummies
real estate

Home Buying for Dummies

This book was a big help to me as a first-time home buyer in my early 30s a few years ago.
August 25, 2017
How to Think About Money
savings

How to Think About Money

How to Think About Money will help you harmonize all the aspects of personal finance into a balanced way of approaching and managing money.
August 25, 2017
Liar's Poker
investing

Liar's Poker

No Lie. Liar's Poker is an unvarnished glimpse into how market traders really think and behave.
August 25, 2017
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Rick Steves Guidebooks
spending

Rick Steves Guidebooks

What makes the guidebooks of this ubiquitous public television personality rise above the rest? The host of the PBS travel documentary series "Rick St…
August 25, 2017
Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud
investing

Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud

Their names are Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak.
August 25, 2017
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
business

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Consider this book a fun primer on digital technology.
August 25, 2017
Steve Jobs
business

Steve Jobs

This deep dive into the life and mind of Steve Jobs is enthralling, a great read all the way to the last page.
August 25, 2017