Jennifer's Library

 

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Over the last 20 years of investing, Jennifer has read over 100 books covering many topics related to the industry of investing and wealth management. Jennifer felt it

would be interesting to share with you some of her favorite finds throughout the years as it relates to finance as well as every day life, skills, and practices. Jennifer provides her thoughts on each book below. Enjoy!

2023 Books

Ted Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson

In Addition to highlighting great “Ted Talks”, this book is helpful in refining presentation skills. It dives into the importance of public speaking and offers ways to plan and deliver a talk with more confidence.

Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry

This is great basic financial advice book that is steered towards unique issues that millennials face. This book offers simple tips and tricks as it relates to your personal finances.

The Psychology of Investing by John Nofsinger

This was one the supplementary reading books when I took my CFA designation between 2002 and 2004.  Interestingly, a discipline that was traditionally focused on financial analysis recognized that you can’t ignore human behaviour---something I agree with when it comes to money management. 

Feeling Seen by Dr. Jody Carrington

This was the first book that we read as a team, and it was great because it identified how to “be seen” and build relationships in a both a personal and professional environment. It was very personable and easy to read.  We enjoyed it

Fables of Fortune: What rich people have that you don’t want by Richard Watts

I like vignette stories and this book is helpful in identifying financial stresses that are unique to wealthy people. 

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

This is a great rags to riches story about how you can develop a niche market and know when it’s time to move on. She goes through how she started her business, built a strong community, and found the right investors.

2022 Books

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
I read this book in 2021. Housel compares the academic side of investing to human nature. In other words, comparing theoretical to practical. I agree with Morgan’s definition of the value of money, the ability to manage your time.

Women & Money by Suze Orman
I read my first Suze Orman book back in my early twenties. She is a big fan of financial planning. This book is great for anyone who is starting to invest and covers a lot of the behavioral reasons of why we shy away from managing our finances.

How to Retire Rich by James O’Shaughnessy
I bought this book because of the title make no mistake. I believed Jim’s strategy was very straight forward and easy to copy. Based upon my inexperience, I couldn’t understand the biases and pitfalls at that time, but it made me a believer in the concept of quantitative analysis.

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
I am a fan of Malcolm Gladwell books. I made my teenage boys read this one because our society is so quick to judge, and social media campaigns get traction so quickly that little consideration is given to the other point of view.

Wealth of Wisdom by Tom McCullough
This is a series of essays on a variety of topics from different professionals. I read these types of books out of order. I start at chapter 1 and then move to the last chapter and end in the middle.

Views expressed on this page and in the books are those of their respective authors. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Bank or its subsidiaries.

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