Here are some of my favorite books!

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler

The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism by John Bogle

The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner

The Book on Managing Rental Properties by Brandon Turner and Heather Turner

The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner


The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor: Powerful Techniques Anyone Can Use to Deduct More, Invest Smarter, and Pay Far Less to the IRS! by Amanda Han and Matthew McFarland

The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte

The Firestarter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms by Danielle LaPorte

How to Retire with Enough Money and How to Know What Enough Is by Teresa Ghilarducci

Investing in Real Estate with Lease Options and “Subject-To” Deals: Powerful Strategies for Getting More When You Sell, and Paying Less When You Buy by Wendy Patton

It’s Rising Time! What it Really Takes to Reach Your Financial Dreams by Kim Kiyosaki

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller

Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal  Finance Industry by Helaine Olen

Retire Happy: What You Can Do Now to Guarantee a Great Retirement by Richard Stim

Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki

The Science Behind the Law of Attraction by Srinivasan Pillay, MD

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind by Srinivasan Pillay, MD

Unfair Advantage by Robert Kiyosaki

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know about Cash Flow… And 36 Other Key Financial Measures by Frank Gallinelli



I have also had great success with the following resources:

AAA Credit Screening Services  www.aaacredit.net

Allstate (Great insurance rates on investment properties and umbrella insurance) www.allstate.com

Bigger Pockets www.BiggerPockets.com

Investors United School of Real Estate Investing www.InvestorsUnited.com

MB Financial Bank (Allows more than 5 mortgages and has great rates for investors!) www.mbfinancial.com

Rich Dad/Poor Dad www.Richdad.com

TransUnion SmartMove (Credit Screening and Background) www.mysmartmove.com

Recommended Reading and Other Resources (Online Appendix C)

Retire on Real Estate

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Building Rental Income for a Safe and Secure Retirement