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The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished school.

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.

No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.

Kathleen Elkins contributed to a previous version of this article.