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Top 10 Essential Books for Investors

Best Books for Investors

Growing my business and shaping my life hasn't come without its challenges, but I attribute much of my progress to a strong foundation in education. I cannot emphasize enough the significance of financial knowledge—it truly is a cornerstone for success in both your professional endeavors and personal finances. If you enjoy keeping yourself challenged and developing, I’ve selected ten insightful books that have been instrumental in refining my approach to investment and leadership.

Why These Books Matter For Investors

A good book doesn't just give you facts; it makes you think, encourages you to act, and introduces you to new ideas. The books I've chosen are powerful because they explain complex financial topics in ways that anyone can understand, no matter your experience level.

10 Books to Change How You Invest

  1. “The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham This is a classic book that teaches the strategy of value investing, used by many successful investors like Warren Buffett.

  2. "Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger" by Charles T. Munger Get insights from Charlie Munger, a smart investor whose advice has been important for Berkshire Hathaway's success.

  3. "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing" by John C. Bogle Learn about the benefits of low-cost index funds from Vanguard's founder, and how they can help grow your wealth.

  4. "A Beginner's Guide to the Stock Market" by Matthew R. Kratter If you're new to investing, this book is a great start. It covers the basics and shows you how to make your first investments.

  5. "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki Kiyosaki tells a story about what he learned from two different fathers, offering a new perspective on money and how to grow it.

  6. "How to Money" by Jean Chatzky and Kathryn Tuggle This book simplifies financial terms and ideas, making it a powerful tool especially for women taking charge of their finances.

  7. "Get Good With Money" by Tiffany Aliche Aliche shares practical advice based on her own financial recovery, offering solid and relatable steps to financial security.

  8. "Broke Millennial Takes on Investing" by Erin Lowry Tailored for young adults, this book talks about new ways of investing, like using robo-advisors and making socially conscious investments.

  9. "The Psychology of Money" by Morgan Housel This book combines stories with behavioral economics to show how our views on money affect our financial choices.

  10. (Shameless Plug Warning) “The Ultimate Guide for Creating & Preserving Your Wealth” by Ellie Perlman This book is a compilation of articles and resources I’ve shared with others over the years. It is simple, actionable advice that makes sense. This isn't about get-rich-quick schemes; it's about real strategies that have worked for real people, including myself. You can download a free copy here.

Using What You Learn

Reading these books can provide you with valuable knowledge about different aspects of investing and money management. But remember, the real benefit comes from using this information to improve your investment choices, plan your finances better, and make smarter everyday decisions.


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Final Note 

Educating yourself about finance with these books can really change the way you handle money and invest. They prepare you to make smart choices, avoid mistakes, and see opportunities that you might have missed. Enjoy!

As always, Be Bold, Be Great, and Keep Pushing Forward!

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P.S. If one of your priorities, like mine, is building and preserving your wealth through multifamily real estate investments, click here to download my new eBook: The Ultimate Guide to Creating & Preserving Your Wealth.


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About Ellie Perlman

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Ellie Perlman is the founder of Blue Lake Capital, a commercial real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily investing throughout the United States. At Blue Lake Capital, Ellie partners with both institutional and individual investors to grow their wealth by achieving double-digit returns by investing alongside her in exclusive multifamily deals they usually don't have access to.

A defining factor of Blue Lake Capital’s strategy is founded in utilizing machine learning/artificial intelligence throughout the course of all acquisitions and asset management. This advanced technology enables the company to produce accurate and data-driven forecasting for all assets on a market, property, and even tenant basis. In doing so, Blue Lake is able to lead commercial investments with the full capabilities of today’s technology.

Ellie is the founding host of REady2Scale, a podcast that highlights the assets, processes, and strategies for the multiple approaches to successful real estate investing.

She started her career as a commercial real estate lawyer, leading real estate transactions for one of Israel’s leading development companies. Later, as a property manager for Israel’s largest energy company, she oversaw properties worth over $100MM. Additionally, Ellie is an experienced entrepreneur who helped build and scale companies by improving their business operations.

Ellie holds a Masters in Law from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

You can read more about Blue Lake Capital and Ellie Perlman at

*The content provided on this website, including all downloadable resources, is for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as financial advice. Furthermore, this material does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.


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