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Wanna get rich in 2019?

To many, the idea of getting rich or wealthy is to learn how to earn money in the quickest manner. Well, that is only half the truth on getting rich (in fact, just a quarter of the truth).

In order to achieve truly sustainable and long-lasting wealth, it is essential for us to first master the correct mindset about money and being rich.

To do so, the most effective way is none other than to explore the wisdom on money that can open our world to a new perspective about money and wealth.

Coming into a brand-new year, here are my 4 book recommendations on money that will transform your financial lifestyle in 2019:

(1) Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

When it comes to the ultimate book of money-making, Think & Grow Rich is the book that you have to read.

In Think & Grow Rich, author Napoleon Hill shares the money-making secrets that have made fortunes for more than 500 men, such as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

This secret, as stated by Hill, was inspired by Andrew Carnegie, one of the richest people in history that led the expansion of American steel industry in the late 19th century.

Not surprisingly, while being one of the most successful self-help book about money in the history, there are very few use of words such as ‘money’, ‘finance’ and ‘stocks’ in the book.

Instead, Hill shares about psychological barriers that prevent people from getting wealthy.

In this book, Hill also breaks down 13 money-making secrets to the readers, such as:

  1. Desire: The starting point of all achievement.
  2. Faith: Visualization of and belief in the attainment of desire.
  3. Autosuggestion: The use of affirmations to influence the mind to succeed.
  4. Imagination: Visualizing yourself into success.
  5. Persistence: Keep going until you achieve what you want.
  6. The Subconscious Mind: How to influence your mind with positive thoughts.
  7. And more!

For me, Think & Grow Rich is a classic that covers all aspect of life that ultimately set you to achieve the wealth that you deserve.

Definitely make this book your to-read book in 2019!


There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.


Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich
‘Think & Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill

(2) Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

If you are not familiar already with Rich Dad, Poor Dad, it is a solid book that offers money concepts that will change how you look at money forever.

Essentially, the book goes around the difference between the ‘poor dad’ (the real father of the author), and the ‘rich dad’ (the author’s mentor) on handling wealth and money despite the ‘poor dad’ having a solid education background while the ‘rich dad’ has otherwise.

In this book, Robert Kiyosaki discusses key issues such as:

  1. The importance of financial education, and why most families are doing it wrong.
  2. Why the rich are getting richer, while the poor are getting poorer?
  3. The concept of assets and liabilities in financial planning.

In short, Rich Dad, Poor Dad is the textbook on the concept of money that everyone should read, and re-read.

Special mention: Aside from Rich Dad, Poor Dad, I also recommend reading Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki (click here to get 23% OFF YOUR PURCHASE!) where he introduces the famous 4-Quadrants concept that changes how people look at money and career!


Most people never study the subject [of money]. They go to work, get their paycheck, balance their checkbooks, and that’s it. On top of that, they wonder why they have money problems. Few realize that it’s their lack of financial education that is the problem.


Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ by Robert T. Kiyosaki

(3) The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

If you ever thought of the idea of starting a business (be it you are working a full-time job or not) and how to get your work done by working fewer hours, The 4-Hour Workweek is definitely for you.

In this book, author Tim Ferriss offers a constructive guide on how he started his health supplement business to how he automates the business so he can go on to live a mini-retirement lifestyle.

Some of the key highlights of The 4-Hour Workweek include:

  1. The definition of ‘New Rich’: Those who have the time and mobility to enjoy life to the fullest.
  2. The secrets to live the life of ‘New Rich’.
  3. How to eliminate unnecessary work processes, automate effort and achieve liberation from our work.

For me, reading The 4-Hour Workweek was a mind-blowing experience, as I discovered fresh and new possibility towards a dream lifestyle without compromise on time and money.

Definitely a must-read!


If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.


Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ Timothy Ferriss

(4) Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires by Adam Khoo

If you ever need a practical handbook about personal money management, Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires is no doubt the best book that you can learn from.

In this book, author Adam Khoo shares practical tips and hacks to improve your overall wealth and finances.

Some of the important lessons shared in this book are:

  1. Habits and steps to achieve financial abundance.
  2. Ways to manage your cash flow and expenses.
  3. How to create multiple streams of income online.
  4. How to build million-dollar net worth.

Personally, I’ve learned a lot from Adam’s books. As such, reading Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires has empowered me to take on my finances and wealth with confidence.


You see…none of us are ever taught how to make money, how to invest money or how to manage our wealth and yet money is the most important subject in our adult lives. Although many say that ‘money isn’t everything’ that’s only a half-truth. The truth is that ‘everything is money’!


Adam Khoo, Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires
‘Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires’ by Adam Khoo

No Money Lah’s Verdict:

So here’s it! 4 books that you absolutely have to check out to transform your financial lifestyle in 2019!

Personally, reading the books above have totally changed my perspective towards money, and I have no problem at all to recommend all these books to you.

Plus, when you purchase these books through No Money Lah’s link, you will also help support the daily operations of No Money Lah! If you do so, be sure to let me know and I would love to show my appreciation to you!

Do you have any good books recommendation for personal finance? Share with me at the comment below!

I cannot wait to hear from you!


Chin Yi Xuan

At 24, Yi Xuan is an Economics graduate from University of Malaya. He is currently a full-time day trader while working part-time as a table tennis coach and an active Toastmasters club member.

As the founder of No Money Lah, Yi Xuan is passionate in writing about adulthood topics from personal happiness to money and investment.

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