Aysha van de Paer
Teaching women how to become confident investors
"We can learn sooo much from reading. The books below have helped me become a confident and responsible investor. And I am pretty sure they will help you too!"
Millionaire Expat: How to Build Wealth Living Overseas
By Andrew Hallam
Millionaire Expat is one of the rare books that covers the topic of investing for people living outside of the United States, weather they are expats or not.
It deals with currency and with multi-country pension planning. All of this in an easy-to-read and rather entertaining book.
Andrew is (rightfully!) a strong advocate of passive investing and simple do-it-yourself portfolios.
Women Are Worth It
By Sarah Genequand Miche
If you're just starting on the journey of taking charge of your finances and investing, then this is where you should start.
This book is such an easy read and sooo full of wisdom. Lots of great examples and hard truths. It's a must have.
Available in English and French.
Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
By Tony Robbins
This is the true ‘bible’ of investing. In over 600 pages, Tony gives us all what he uncovered about investing when he made it his mission to interview all the greatest investors of our time and share their advice with the public.
There is no book like it! Of course, part of the content only works for US residents. Nevertheless, this book is sooo good, it is a must-read.
After publishing this book, Tony wrote a second book on the topic, ‘Unshakable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook’, which is a shorter version with a couple of new things in there. I still prefer the first book but Ideally you should read both of them!
Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms
By Amanda Steinberg
This is a great to book to get started because it helps you discover how your upbringing has shaped your relationship with money and how this may prevent you from making smart money decisions.
Amanda’s story is very relatable and makes it a good read. And I like that Amanda is a strong believer of passive investing.
A Smart Way to Start - Book Series for Kids
By Mara Harvey
I've bought many books on money and investing for my kids. And most of them are average at best.
And then one day I attended a presentation by Mara Harvey with my kiddo and I fell in love directly!
Mara Harvey has written four amazing books for kids on money, saving, investing, etc. The stories are great and fun, the illustrations are so nice, and the text rhymes. Unbeatable.
Available in English and French.
Gender Lens Investing: Uncovering Opportunities for Growth, Returns and Impact
By Joseph Quinlan and Jackie VanderBrug
Through investing wisely, women can compensate for the many financial challenges that they encounter in life compared to men (being paid less, promoted less, career breaks due to parenthood, and many many more).
But beyond financial security, we can invest our money in a way that foster gender equality and the advancement of women, which is called investing with a gender lens.
But there is more, throughout the book, Jackie and Joseph demonstrate how investing with a gender lens also leads to better financial outcomes for investors and economies.
The Power of Impact Investing
By Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg
Investing is an absolute MUST to reach financial security for ourselves and for our loved ones. But there is more to it. We all have a responsibility towards the environment and society. Climate change, for example, is one of the most critical issues we need to address.
In this short book, Judith and Margot tell us how we can invest to address some of the greatest challenges of our time—from climate change and water scarcity to lack of access to health care, education, and affordable housing—with the intention of also generating a financial return.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money
By Robert Kiyosaki
This is something completely different that changes the way we think about money.
In this book, Robert Kiyosaki tells his story of growing up with two dads: his real father (= poor dad) and the father of his best friend (= rich dad) and the ways in which both of them shaped his thoughts about money and investing.
There is just no book like it and the investing mindset lessons are truly timeless.