Want to learn more about investing money? Here are some of our favorite finance and investment resources.
WEBSITES ABOUT MONEY AND FINANCIAL INVESTMENT
Smart About Money | smartaboutmoney.org
From the National Endowment for Financial Education, this site offers practical articles, financial calculators, quizzes, worksheets, money-saving tips, and other resources for people at all stages of life.
Money Skills for Life | practicalmoneyskills.com
Information-intensive site offering educational tools on investing basics, credit and debt, savings and spending, and planning for major life events.
Kahn Academy | kahnacademy.org
A free, online resource with classes on everything from astronomy to microeconomics. Their robust section on finance and capital markets covers a wide range of financial products and concepts for all levels.
The Simple Dollar | thesimpledollar.com
The Simple Dollar began as a site for people who are fighting debt and bad spending habits, while trying to build a financially secure future and still afford a few luxuries in life. Trent Hamm started “The Simple Dollar” in 2006 after going through a complete financial meltdown. You can read his full financial biography for all of the details.
BOOKS ABOUT MONEY AND FINANCIAL INVESTMENT
The Truth About Money, 4th Edition by Ric Edelman, HarperBusiness, 2010
This comprehensive resource covers a broad swath of personal finance issues and offers plain-English explanations. Topics include investments, insurance, taxes, mortgages, leasing cars, getting out of debt and estate planning.
The Elements of Investing: Easy Lessons for Every Investor by Burton Malkiel and Charles Ellis, Wiley, 2013
A straight-talking book about investing and saving, accessible to the beginning investor. The book emphasizes low-cost investing methods and teaches readers how to focus on the long term, rather than following market fluctuations.
Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, Simon & Schuster, 2014
Two professors combine their fascinating and cutting-edge research in behavioral science to explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smart spending.
Kids and Cash: Solving a Parent’s Dilemma by Ken Davis and Tom Taylor, 1979
Advice to parents on how to teach their children to handle money and understand its value and suggestions to children on ways of earning money.
Sudden Money: Managing a Financial Windfall by Susan Bradley, Wiley, 2000
Susan Bradley, a Certified Financial Planner® for nearly two decades, designs and presents programs for recipients of financial windfalls. Since any such gain is relative, she says, this literally happens millions of times each year as people find themselves with more money than they are accustomed to managing, whether they are ordinary people winning a lottery or gifted athletes signing with a professional sports team. In this book, she provides valuable insight about managing sudden income leaps. She is also the founder of the Sudden Money Institute, through which she trains and certifies financial planners who want to better serve their financial planning clients by developing process and tools for the personal side of money and for clients going through transitions. Kathy Roth of Waterstone Financial Services is a certified Financial Transitionist®.
PODCASTS ABOUT MONEY AND FINANCIAL INVESTMENT
“The Disciplined Investor” hosted by Andrew Horowitz
Applicable for investors of all ages and levels of experience, Horowitz tackles a wide range of issues that touch on investing and finance.
“Freakonomics Radio” hosted by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
A spin-off from the book of the same name and from the same authors, the podcast touches on behavioral finance and economics.
“Money for the Rest of Us” hosted by David Stein
Stein discusses the basics around finance, investing and the economy in an easy-to-understand manner.
“So Money” hosted by Farnoosh Torabi
Torabi digs into topics from retirement to student loans and distills them in a way that is approachable and applicable.