Saving alone won't make you rich. As billionaire Mark Cuban once said: "Can you save a million dollars? You can, but you really have to be disciplined."
Investing, on the other hand, takes advantage of compound interest, which dictates that any interest earned accrues interest on itself, so a little money invested now can end up being more than a lot of money invested later. In short: If you want to become a millionaire, the earlier you start investing, the better.
And if you aren't sure where to begin, books are a good place to start. Here are five helpful choices for beginner investors, as recommended by Andrew Hallam, a high school teacher who became a millionaire at 36 years old.
"Don't mistake simplicity for something substandard," Hallam warns on his blog. These books might be a good introduction to the industry but that doesn't mean they don't pack solid advice.