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Four Finance Books You Might Want to Read

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Given the particularly troublesome state of the economy today, finding reliable, accurate and truly helpful financial advice and assessment can be a difficult task. So many of the books on offer today provide “flash” analysis and rely on faddish, trending ideas; how can one know which books to trust and which ones to disregard?

Luckily, we’ve narrowed the list down for you, providing a sampling of some of the best financial books currently available (and one that’s sure to be worth your time in 2013).e 4 Best Books About Finance You Need to Read This Year


1. The Price of Inequality (Joseph Stiglitz)

The Price of InequalityThe New York Times calls Stiglitz’s newest read “the single most comprehensive counter­ argument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories.”


2. The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America (Dr. Tom Coburn)

the debt bombWith a national debt crisis approaching $16 trillion, Dr. Thomas Coburn’s newest book, released in April of 2012, couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. In the book, 


3. A Nation of Moochers: America’s Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing (Charles J. Sykes)

a nation of moochersIn light of the recent bailouts for several major U.S. Corporations, Sykes most recent book analyzes what exactly makes us a nation of “Moochers.” Sykes examines whether we, as Americans, have come to depend too much on the generosity of others rather than sustaining ourselves on our own means.

According to Sykes, the answer seems to be yes. We are very close to that point if we have not already crossed the line says Sykes. Sykes doesn’t just point out problems with corporate greed, however. He also points to problems with government subsidized benefits to people on the other end of the spectrum. Sykes’ main goal seems to be defending the responsible middle class. He writes:

“This recession hit hardest those who played by the rules and sharpened the gap between the two Americas: those who had 401(k)s, owned a home they intended to pay for, and worked in the private economy, versus those who lived on government entitlements, deadbeats who defaulted on debts, and companies that benefited from bailouts or massive pork subsidies.”

While this book, more so than others on this list, is sure to spark debate, it is an excellent read nonetheless


4. The Best Stocks You Can Buy for 2013 (Peter Sander and Scott Bobo)

finance booksAdding in new considerations following a weakened U.S. economy and the European fiscal crisis, authors Peter Sander and Scott Bobo highlight the smartest investments you can make in the stock market for 2013

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