If you’re trying to figure out how to retire early, you’re not alone. Retirement is the ultimate dream for most of us and figuring out how to pull that off is happening more and more. It may not be easy, but it’s certainly possible!

If you’re looking for some inspiration, tools to make it happen, or just want to see if you’re on the right track, these books will help you get there.  They are full of tips and tricks that will teach you how to retire early and achieve the new American dream.

Good luck and happy reading. 🙂


The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek is the ultimate retirement book, especially if you want to retire NOW.  When it first came out, the idea seemed crazy.  Work 4 hours a week, but get paid like you’re working 80.  But the foundation is basic, brilliant, and old as time: work smart, not hard.  

What is so amazing about this book is that it will give you actionable steps to take to reach the dream of a 4-hour workweek.  In today’s internet-based world, this is more possible than ever, so this is not a book to miss!  


The Miracle Morning

The Miracle Morning is my absolute favorite book and one that I reread frequently.  If there is anything that you are trying to accomplish (in this case, how to retire early), you need to read this book.  

Not only is it extremely motivational, but it will give you tools to immediately change the way you are living each and every day of your life. No joke.

Related post: 5 Books that You Should Reread Every Year


Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is an absolute must-read for everyone because it teaches you how to think the right way when it comes to your finances.

 It’s natural to think that actions are way more important than thoughts, but the reality is that our thoughts lead to our actions.

Thus, changing the way we think about money is the fastest and best way to actually change our money situation.   


The Secret

The Secret is one of my all-time favorite books, with an even better bonus: there is a documentary version of the book that is just as inspirational.  

I don’t want to give anything away by telling you what the secret actually is, but it is something that will help you achieve any and every goal you have.   

This is a must-read book AND a must-watch documentary.

Related post: 5 Inspirational Documentaries that Will Change Your Life


Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad should be required reading for every person leaving high school….which means if you haven’t already read it, it should move to the top of your list!  

After reading this, I read almost all of Robert Kiyosaki’s other books and while they’re all amazing, nothing is like Rich Dad, Poor Dad.  

Basically, Kiyosaki describes his observations of two influential men in his life, one rich and one poor.  The difference in the ways they think, act, and make decisions is unbelievable and will completely transform your mindset.  It’s critical that you understand these basic financial concepts if you want to achieve financial freedom and retire early.  This is a must-read!


The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door is a really powerful book because it profiles people that are actually in a place to retire early…and the results are startling.  Everything you thought to be true about millionaires is probably false.

There’s no question, after you read this book you will change some of your habits to try and get on the right track. And this book is specific – it will tell you where to live, what to buy, and how to save.

If you want to know how to retire early, nothing is as powerful as following in the footsteps of those who have already done it!


I can’t wait for you to read all of these books!  I hope they inspire you as much as they’ve inspired me.  Let me know if there are others that should be on this list, especially if they help figure out how to retire early.  I always love good book recommendations!


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Figuring out how to retire early is the new American dream and these must-read books show you how to make it possible.


Early retirement is a dream most of us will eventually have and these inspirational books make it possible.

1 Comment on 6 Books that Will Help You Retire Early

  1. I like your post on these books. I have read the secrets book and am going to re-read it. Also rich dad, poor Dad, 4 hour work week as well as Cashflow Quadrant are required reads for a internet marketing course I am taking.

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