5 Good Reads – Outstanding Books on Investing for Beginners in 2022

In this article we look at five must read books for those of you who want to find out more about how to invest your money. These books are a great starting point on your journey to financial freedom.
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1. How to Own the World: A Plain English Guide to Thinking Globally and Investing Wisely

This is one of my favourite personal finance books. It completely changed the way I think and feel about money. It’s a life-changing personal finance bestseller that shows you how to make money from your money. It is entirely realistic for you to control your wealth, make a lot of money, and become financially free as a result. HOW TO OWN THE WORLD shows you how, with just a little knowledge, you can turn your financial fortunes around and change your life.

As we’ve said before, everyone needs to take charge of their financial affairs and this book shows you how.

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About the Author

Andrew Craig believes that you owe it to yourself to learn about money and investment because doing so is life changing. He has worked in the City of London for over twenty years and in 2011, he founded the personal finance website, plainenglishfinance.co.uk to help people improve their finances. Since then he has appeared in numerous publications including the Mail on Sunday, CityAM, The Spectator, Shares, MoneyWeek, YourMoney, This Is Money and Money Observer.

2. Effective Investing: A Simple Way to Build Wealth by Investing in Funds

This is a must-read insider’s guide for how to succeed as a DIY private investor. Effective investing doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Armed with this book, you can find easy ways to make your money work for you, no matter how much or how little you start out with.

With today’s powerful online platforms and generous tax incentives (also outlined in the book), the markets have never been more accessible. But success without a plan is far from guaranteed. Effective Investing is the guide you’ve been waiting for to make sure you get what you want from your investing.

About The Author

Mark Dampier has been head of research at Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK’s largest independent stockbroking firm since 1998. He has been in the financial services industry for 32 years, initially working as an advisor helping individual clients to invest their money. He holds a BA Honours degree in Law and has become one of the best-known and most widely quoted figures in the fund management industry. He writes a regular column in the Independent on funds and markets and regularly comments in the national press and on broadcast media.

3. Financial Times Guide to Investing, The: The Definitive Companion to Investment and the Financial Markets

The Financial Times Guide to Investing is the definitive introduction to the art of successful stock market investing by debunking the myth that investing is only for the wealthy. This book covers the basics of what investors do and why companies need them, through to the practicalities of buying and selling shares and how to make the most from your money.

Learn how to understand different types of investment vehicles, pick the right companies and understand their accounts so you can compile and manage a sophisticated portfolio.

About The Author

Glen Arnold, PhD, runs his own equity portfolio from the heart of rural Leicestershire.  He used to teach in the City and was a Professor of Investment but concluded that academic life was not nearly as much fun, nor as intellectually stimulating, as making money in the markets.

For decades, his research focus explored the question: ‘What works in investment?’ drawing on the ideas of the great investors, academic discoveries and his own experience, good and bad.

4. What The F*ck Is Investing?: The Ultimate Beginners Guide – How You Can Stop Being Broke

Do you want to be in a position where you are financially independent, able to support yourself and your family without relying solely on the income from your job?

This is a common aim for a lot of people but most who do manage to achieve this don’t achieve it until later in life when they are too old to fully enjoy it. Some people never achieve financial independence and end up relying on their work for the rest of their lives.

If you are someone that is now looking into investing financially into your future, then this book will be of maximum use to you. It will take you step by step through what investing is, how you can do it and the best strategies used based on your financial situation.

About The Author

Alastair Dorsett is a Chartered Engineer. He designs fighter jets by day and by night he is an avid investor and author. Part of his profession involves taking complex ideas and making them easy to understand.

Engineers are trained how to meticulously research and apply logic. These principles are reflected in his book “What the f*ck is investing?”. With this book he saw an opportunity to make investing principles easier to understand for everyone and therefore make investing more accessible.

5. The Only Bitcoin Investing Book You’ll Ever Need: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Cryptocurrency Which Is Changing the World and Your Finances in 2021 & Beyond

If you feel like you’ve “missed the boat” on Bitcoin then think again. This book will show you it’s not too late to invest in “Digital Gold”

Even if you’ve been unconvinced so far, this book will give you the straight facts on Bitcoin as a financial asset without any of the hype or noise. This is not a 600 page book which you need a math degree to understand. Written in plain English and free from repetitive technical jargon, every single piece of financial and technical terminology is clearly defined inside.

Diversifying your portfolio can help to increase your investments and lead to better gains and a more comfortable financial future. This book will give you a straight-forward introduction to Bitcoin and how it can play a part in your journey to financial freedom.

About The Authors

Started by a frustrated investor in his apartment who was sick and tired of so-called “gurus” with their never ending, hype fuelled sales pitches, Freeman Publications is a team dedicated to empowering the individual investor to make better decisions.

Their mission is to help everyone achieve financial freedom through intelligent long term investing

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