There’s no fixed definition of ”financial freedom.” But there are basic principles to be followed by anyone who desires to acquire wealth, especially the amount of wealth they may consider enough to grant them financial independence.

Here are some of the easy-read books that should be read by anyone serious about traveling through the path of financial freedom. These books are some of the fundamental principles of achieving financial success.

1. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

In this small volume that’s written based on the lessons that a wealthy man taught his poor friends in the ancient city of Babylon are the primary principles that are crucial to the acquisition of wealth. The stories consist of lessons in expenses management, saving, investing, charity, and many more. Read more from the book. 

2. The Greatest Salesman in the World by OG MandinoThe book is written out of ten ancient scrolls passed down for thousands of years, almost in the same manner as The Richest Man in Babylon, although very different. The Greatest Salesman in the World is focused on how to become a good salesperson, perhaps the greatest. The lessons from the ancients’ scrolls range from habit building, love, persistence, action-taking, the importance of being able to laugh at one’s self, and many other important lessons. Read more from the book.

3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. KiyosakiThis is one of the essential books for beginners in the journey of Financial Literacy. In this short biography, the author wrote the lessons that he’s poor dad taught about how to get rich, and the lessons from his rich about how to get rich. In this conversational masterpiece, the author shared how being educated doesn’t necessarily make people wealthy, and some lessons on building business and investments. Read more from the book.

4. Cashflow Quadrant by Robert T. Kiyosaki This is part two to Rich Dad, Poor Dad. In this part, the author explains the different quadrants in finance, how to navigate through them, and which of the quadrants leads to business and personal financial success. The lessons in this book are worth every cent I paid for the book, and all the time I spent studying it. Read more from the book.