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Best on Stocks: The Little Book That Still Beats the Market

“The Little Book That Still Beats the Market” is the aptly-named, updated version of Joel Greenblatt’s ""The Little Book that Beats the Market,"" which was first published in 2005 and sold more than 300,000 copies. It explains to aspiring investors how they can consistently beat market averages by utilizing the author’s rather simple formula of buying stocks when they hit rock-bottom prices. But don’t fret—Greenblatt explains the concepts in simple terms and without jargon. This version includes data on the financial crisis and how the formula performed during that time.

Best for Inspiration: The Simple Path to Wealth

If you’ve ever wished your parents taught you a little more about money, the financial markets, and how they work, then JL Collins’ “The Simple Path to Wealth” is for you. This book started out as a collection of letters to the author’s daughter but grew into a comprehensive financial guide. It includes topics like debt, how the stock market works, how to invest in both a bull and a bear market, navigating the many retirement funds out there, and even the importance of having f-you money.

Best on Mutual Funds: Common Sense on Mutual Funds

If you want to invest, then you may need to familiarize yourself with mutual funds at some point. Enter John C. Bogle’s “Common Sense on Mutual Funds,"" which was originally published in 1999. Keep in mind that a mutual fund is an investment vehicle through which investors pool their money to invest in securities; it's also an easy way to diversify your portfolio for a low price. The book's updated version covers topics from the basics of mutual fund investing to regulatory changes to how to build an investment portfolio with staying power. Bogle is also the author of “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing” and “Enough.”