Money is in the news, on our minds and, hopefully, in our pocketbooks. In an age when the financial rules seem to have been reset, even some older advice can still apply.

Money is in the news, on our minds and, hopefully, in our pocketbooks. In an age when the financial rules seem to have been reset, even some older advice can still apply.


“Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future,” by Robert B. Reich


Is the economy in a slow recovery or still teetering on the edge of another major collapse? Reich tackles what might be the most important financial questions of our time and offers a prognosis for a better future, both for individuals and the nation.


“Think and Grow Rich Success Journal,” by Napoleon Hill with Joel Fotinos and August Gold


The nation was still recovering from the worst economic calamity it had ever experienced when Napoleon Hill first published this classic of financial planning in 1937. Things may not have been as bad this time around as the Great Depression, but many of the strategies Hill promotes remain relevant today. What’s more, they’ve been updated by Fotinos and Gold to address today’s concerns directly.


“Super Freakonomics: The Super-Deluxe, Super-Illustrated Edition,” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner


How does one make a book on personal economics, even one of the most popular tomes on the subject of all time, more palatable and less … financial? Include a variety of fun and, believe it or not, relevant pictures and graphics. The authors who originally made economics fun have outdone themselves with visual quizzes and more.


“Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage,” by Mary Buffett and David Clark


For a while there, it looked like the stock market was a sure thing. Throw some money into it, and soon you’d have even more money. Of course, that’s not how things really work. Find out how they do from one of the masters of market, and one of the few who escaped the financial meltdown with his fortune and reputation intact.


“Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us,” by John Quiggin


Don’t be fooled by its comic book cover. Quiggin tackles some serious business, albeit in a fun way. Some investing ideas refuse to die, even if they will eventually lead those who employ them to their financial graves. In this new age, what strategies are still viable, and which will doom investors? Zombies have the answer.