8 Must-Read Finance Books from the Origin Bank Team

From money management to smart investing, the world of finance can feel complicated and intimidating. Whether you’re just starting out on your financial journey or looking for tried-and-true ways to achieve stability, you can count on the pages of a great book for insight and strategy. Origin Bank’s team of trusted advisors handpicked a collection of favorites that are both informative and approachable. Read on to learn what their picks have to say about managing money, investing wisely, and achieving financial balance.

1. Ahead of the Curve by Joseph Ellis

A longtime partner at Goldman Sachs and a top retail industry analyst, Joseph Ellis is something of an expert when it comes to economic forecasting. In Ahead of the Curve, Ellis demystifies stock market cycles, giving readers tools to gain a competitive edge in an often unpredictable financial landscape.

2. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

In Built to Last, Collins and Porras share insights from their six-year research project at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where they studied eighteen exceptional and long-lasting companies and compared them to their top competitors. From startups to industry giants, this book breaks down the concepts and strategies that set the top dogs apart, providing a clear blueprint for long-term entrepreneurial prosperity.

3. Financial Peace: Putting Common Sense Into Your Dollars and Cents by Dave Ramsey

In Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey shares his personal financial story, offering both practical and spiritual guidance for achieving financial freedom. Drawing on his own ups and downs, Ramsey emphasizes the importance of disciplined money management, debt reduction, and contentment to help audiences take control of their finances and find peace in their financial journey.

4. Start with Why by Simon Sinek

In this book, Simon Sinek details how individuals and organizations achieve exceptional success by starting with "WHY." Sinek introduces the concept of "The Golden Circle," showcasing leaders who prioritize their "WHY,” inspiring lasting loyalty and building movements that matter.

5. The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann

This classic bestseller looks at creating an exceptional career by focusing your energy on facilitating for others. Joe, an ambitious go-getter, learns the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success from a series of "go-givers" introduced by the enigmatic Pindar. The Go-Giver emphasizes the transformative power of adding value and giving, rather than getting, offering timeless wisdom for personal and professional fulfillment.

6. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J Stanley

In The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas J. Stanley challenges the notion that wealth is about high-status living and provides valuable guidance on debt management, investing, and saving. Stanley emphasizes the importance of living below your means, offering simple spending and saving tips that lead to more cash in the bank.

7. The Upside of the Downturn: Ten Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath by Geoff Colvin

In The Upside of the Downturn, prominent business journalist Geoff Colvin argues that recessions can be advantageous for businesses that make strategic choices. He outlines practical strategies aimed at enhancing a company's competitiveness and long-term value. From retaining valuable talent to maintaining core investments, Colvin provides real-world examples of how these strategies have led to success for top companies in challenging economic times.

8. Unstoppable Prosperity by Charles Payne

In this book, Charles Payne provides essential investment knowledge and market guidance through personal stories. Whether you’re a beginner or an investor seeking better returns, Payne offers a unique blend of both fundamental and technical insights for a comprehensive approach to investing.

At Origin Bank, we’re passionate about helping our customers achieve their financial goals and improve their financial literacy. Contact Origin’s trusted advisors today to discover how we can help you build an even brighter future.