Before you tell yourself that learning about investing is too hard or it’s something you can’t do, I want you to stop right there!
The thought of investing or managing your own money can be scary, trust me I get that. But you can learn how it works, even if you have no intention of managing your own investment portfolio.
The first thing I want you to do is listen to the episode of the Smart Girl’s Guide to Life & Money where I interviewed Jon Stein, the Founder and CEO of Betterment. I think you are going to find that investing really isn’t as bad as it seems and you (yes YOU reading this) can do it!
The next thing I want you to do is take a look at the list of resources I’ve put together for you. These resources are going to get you started with terms and help build your knowledge about investing:
Drive Wealth – DriveWealth is an investing platform that gives individuals around the world affordable access to the US Stock Market. Create a free practice investing account, download the easy-to-use mobile app, and learn about the markets as you invest!
Financial Tutorials – This list contains more information on investing as well as other areas of personal finance.
20 Free Online Finance Courses – List of 20 online college courses you can take for free on various economics, investing & personal finance.
If you haven’t already done so, make sure you grab my free Investment Planning Report with more great investing tips.
Remember – learning about investing doesn’t have to be scary.
Start with one area you are interested in and start to learn more about it. As you get comfortable with that, start to build on it and move on to something else.
Even if you don’t want to manage your own investment account, learning how they work will help you know more so you can ask your financial planner better questions. After all, no one will watch out for your money better than you!
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