These are not just financial books – they’re books that have personally changed my life and have taught me so much: ‘productive books’. These books will make you intelligent and a better person.(if you want to support Financially Mint buying these books from this website gives me some affiliate income – at no extra cost for you)

Some great magazines you should check out too:


Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

How to stay focused, how to work and how to reach success. This book has changed completely my way of working. Great for students who want to learn how to concentrate.





How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

Great guide on the tricks and methods to study effectively and get very high grades. This book helped me get a 38 in my IB and Essay was published in the IB paper. Great for any student looking to improve their grades (so all of you, hopefully)




The Magic of Thinking Big

Too many people’s dreams are shattered once they enter the workforce. Reality hits them and they stop dreaming, stop wishing. This book explains how you achieve great things by dreaming big. Very inspirational.




The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Mark Manson truly cuts through the crap of the ‘positive mindset’. He shows us what reality is like and what we need to do about it. Inspires you to do better, to try hard and most importantly, to give a f*ck about the right things. Oh, and he’s very funny.




Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Revolutionary book about what you need to know about money, why and how. Literally the book that inspired me to write Financially Mint. Read this, and you’ll be changed for life.




The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Amazing book on what a business is really all about. I had chills down my spine at practically every chapter. Even if you’re not planning on starting a business – this will teach you how to approach work in general.




There are many more books in the world, and I read one productive book a month. This list will keep getting updated.

Here are some other productive book lists that I refer to when looking for books to read

Barney’s Life-Changing books

College Info Geek’s Essential Books