The philosophy of HealthyWealthyExpat is to continuously read literature about health, wealth, and living a happy, balanced lifestyle. Therefore, we thought it would be helpful to our community to keep a running list of books that we or our readers have found useful.

If you would like to contribute to this list, please send your recommendation and short review to us via our Contact page.

WAIT! Don’t just go out and buy them!  Have you read our series on saving money yet?  Try your local library first – it’s free!  However, if you are living in a country where English isn’t the primary language and going to the library is not an option, you may need to order them.  Shop around first!  Shipping costs can be killer.  The best bookseller we have found for hugely discounted used books and millions of new books with free worldwide shipping is  As a bonus, every purchase helps our global community by funding literacy worldwide.


So, take a few minutes to shop around.

However, if you are like HealthyWealthyExpat, you now read many of your books electronically, so the links for each item below are for the Amazon US site. If the book is also available at the Amazon UK site, a link is provided.

Both of these sites also have the benefit of extensive reader reviews for each book.


Personal Finance

The Global Expatriate’s Guide to Investing by Andrew Hallam  Simply the best book on investing for expatriates on the market. Full Review.
Millionaire Teacher The Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam

Inspiring for educators and valuable for anyone looking for a proven, simple way to invest endorsed by none other than Warren Buffet.  Hallam became a millionaire on a teacher’s salary by saving most of his income and investing it in low-cost, easy to manage investments that take him only 1 hour a year to manage.  This is the perfect book for a beginner investor.
Wealthy Barber The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton

A classic on achieving financial independence, with a strong focus on paying yourself first, i.e. saving before you spend!
The Millionaire Next Door by  Stanley, T. & Danko, W.

Based on extensive research into the lives of the wealthy, this book shows that the average millionaire just may be living right next to you and it isn’t that hard to join them.  It just takes 7 simple steps, the first being “always live well below your means,”  a philosophy close to the hearts of we here at HealthyWealthyExpat.

Personal Growth

Power of Focus The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield and others

An incredible book that has helped us clarify and stay focused on our goals.  We were lucky enough to attend a workshop with one of the authors several years ago and still use the materials when setting our financial, personal, and other goals at the start of each year.
Adversity Quotient by Dr. Paul Stoltz

Do you have challenges responding to adversity?  Nobody goes through life, or even a day, without having to react to some type of adversity.  Based on his decades of research in many fields, Dr. Stoltz shows us how we can all train our minds to perform optimally in the face of adversity and continue to thrive rather than being crushed by it.


The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

An inspiring book full of wisdom on how to create a balanced, purposeful life.  The wisdom is imparted through the story of a high-powered lawyer trying to find escape from his unsustainable lifestyle.  Highly recommended.
Third Culture Kids by Pollock, D. & Van Reken, R.

Third Culture Kids examines how the experience of living abroad shapes our children’s identities and discusses the impacts, both positive and negative, that it has on developing minds.  The chapter on maximizing the benefits of the TCK experience is a must read for all expat parents.
Simplify Your Life by Elaine St. James

Achieving our financial goals and enjoying a fulfilling lifestyle both depend on mastering the art of living simply.  In this book Elaine St James offers us 100 different ways we can simplify our lives so that we can focus on enjoying the things that really matter.


Back Rx by Vijay Vad & Hilary Hinzmann Reviewed in The Book That Saved My Back







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