Investing Starter Pack

Its important to note, I may have only taken one business class in college. Everything I’ve learned, has been self taught through various mediums. Only reason I state that is, I think a lot of people may presume that they can’t begin investing because they don’t know enough. I would agree, you shouldn’t invest, until you’re “educated”, but with the internet, learning the game is accessible to anyone.

 For me, the first place to start is just getting comfortable with the lingo. Learn what these publications are referring to when they are speaking in business talk. Below are the places I went to first to help me become somewhat knowledgable about finance and real estate. 

 

*This is not financial advice. If you’d like to take more of a passive role in investing, I’d suggest getting a referral from an associate on a financial advisor they trust. *

Bigger Pockets

Interested in Real Estate? Whether you just want to own your own home, or you want to become the biggest real estate investor in the world, BP is a great place to start. Most of the content is free, and very much enlightening 

Business Insider

This was my favorite platform when I first began making the intentional decision to read a piece of news everyday. Outside of business, they also have some cool lifestyle articles as well.

CNBC

One of my favorites now. They have a good mix of everything you need to know for the day. 

Jay Morrison Academy

Need something a bit more than Bigger Pockets and random videos? The Jay Morrison Academy is one of the best places to learn about RE from square one. Extremely relatable guy and the course provides ton of supplementary information and support to aide you in your investing journey.

Coursera

Coursera helped me tons when I was looking to showcase to employers that I was not only interested in Finance, but I had actually began to take steps to educate myself on the industry. The best part imo about Coursera, is you get to take real courses filmed at top 20 schools, on an actual schedule, and you receive a certificate at graduation. So now on your resume, you can say you took a post graduate course at Harvard, Yale, Wharton etc. Pretty sweet for the price.

Investopedia

After reading through article after article, you are bound to come across some vernacular that you have no clue wtf it means. Investopedia does a great job of breaking down the mumbo jumbo with examples and even explainer videos