The Barefoot Investor

The barefoot investor is a great book, as it covers the basics of the Australian financial landscape, and provides great insights into super funds, tax minimisation and basic investing and budgeting. 

However, the book is written to appeal to those with defeatist attitudes, which I personally loathe. Squeezing every penny and budgeting is no way to live; an abundance based lifestyle is so much better than a restrictive one.