Ways to Learn about Investing
Investing is a complex topic that many people are only familiar with on a surface level. However, it can be beneficial to spend the time learning about the many investment options available to you. To get started, check out a few of these resources.
When it comes to learning about any subject, books are a solid place to start. There are investment books of all types, from those covering stocks, to cryptocurrency, and everything in-between. For information about long-term investments, particularly for the risk-adverse, you might want to consider The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.
Just as there is a book for any subject, today, there is a podcast, too. Investing is a topic that fits very well with the podcast format, as there are frequent updates and a plethora of evergreen topics that people can discuss. Thus, you can find a podcast that covers just about any form of investing. The Stacking Benjamins Show is a podcast specifically for beginners that posts three times per week about topics that are relevant to anyone looking to invest,
When learning about investing, you might also want visual guides that can help you learn. YouTube is one platform that hosts many channels related to investing, and it can be a great place to start for people who do not want to commit to longform content. Phil Town has a channel that can help people get started on their journey.
Finally, you can always contact a financial advisor to walk you through investment options. Financial advisors can take into consideration your particular financial needs, which can lead to a more focused approach when learning about this topic. Financial advisors are also trained and certified, so you know you’re getting expert-level advice.
Investing may seem like a daunting topic to uncover, but there are many options available to increase your education. The resources listed above are just a very small number of places where you can get your information. Keep in mind, some people will base their ideas off of years of experience, while others will share their thoughts, even if they are not well-informed themselves. Make sure to vet your resources and choose those that sound most educated in these topics. Take the time to look into a few different sources, and remember that people will have different opinions. The only way to know what is right for you is to hear all sides and make an informed decision.
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