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Five books to change the way you think about money

There is a huge number of books out there aimed at making personal finance and economics more relatable and engaging. In this article we share some of our favourites.

In the 1920s, American writer George S. Clason wrote a series of financial parables set in the ancient city of Babylon. They became so popular that they were eventually published as a single volume in 1926 entitled “The Richest Man in Babylon”.

The book’s setting might seem unusual but its lessons are timeless. Each parable focuses on a particular theme, such as saving a regular amount of your wage and investing for the long-term. Besides presenting these ideas in a novel way, the central value of the book is in showing that these principles are as applicable today as they were 4,000 years ago.