Peter Thornhill’s recommended reading list.
A guide to mindful saving from the financial guru behind online sensation SugarMamma.TV.
For all those who persist in thinking property never crashes. Here is a timely warning.
Things aren’t what they seem! An encouragement to us all to think outside the square, as painful as that may be.
For anyone who has felt lucky as a winner. A sober assessment of our mental sleight of hand.
For those interested in philanthropy. An uplifting tale of a great man survived by small men.
Valuable insights into managing money in Australia. One manager identifies the importance of income when investing. Anton Tagliaferro.
Fascinating compilation including a day by day build up to the 1929 “correction”
This is a childrens book about the 1929 crash. Well worth a read by adults tempted to speculate.
LTCM became a four letter word. A tale of over-weening ambition and greed.
If your instincts have told you that professional forecasters seem “off beam” this will leave you in no doubt as to why.
An opportunity to discover the reasons why we do the silly things we do.
Recommended by a dear friend. Chapter 14 about a city called “Curitiba” in Brazil is worth a read for alternative possibilities.
A must read for anyone who has a credit card and is in love with their life style.
No longer in print or available
Not about money but the reason people succeed despite their education. Also, the reason I reluctantly endorse the first half of “Rich Dad-Poor Dad”.
The property crash of the 1890’s reverberated throughout the colony. On the basis that we never learn from history and are doomed to relive it.
Not money but more a tale of the title.
Out of Print
A great book with interesting commentary on attitudes to risk. Could have done without the “Afterword”.
Another superb piece of history with lessons about risk for us all..
This is one for the kids and also those adults who think they know it all.
A slightly more academic work. But for those with a more than passing interest, a valuable text book.
Just great common sense. There is now an updated edition.
This is an absolute must read. Written in 1940, it is more relevant today than when it was first written.
Read the first half and then throw away
Timeless text book. It can be heavy going (was for me but I’m a bit thick) but is well worth the effort.
The antidote to speculation!
A fascinating history of exactly what the title suggests. A “must” read for anyone serious about investing.
A slightly academic version of “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” it also points out the potential for moral hazard when Govts intervene.
Good common sense.
Superb piece of history and confirmation that man has never possessed gold, quite the contrary, it has possessed man!
Great read and confirmation why most people are not millionaires. Also great definition of “How much is enough”