We were all investing beginners at some point, and starting off on your financial journey requires good information. This is a collection of guides and basic principles that should not only set you off in the right direction but also keep you on the right path along the way.
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How To Manage Your Own Portfolio — A very quick guide to what is involved with getting started investing your own money
Money for Something : Achieve Financial Independence Through Investing — Matt Henderson offers a simple but thorough overview of investing that will not only motivate any new investor but also help get you started.
Fail Safe Investing: Lifelong Financial Security in 30 Minutes — Harry Browne’s classic text that not only introduced the Permanent Portfolio, but more importantly outlines the 17 rules that all investors should live by. No matter your ultimate portfolio preference, this is a great read and a useful guide for how to think about money.
Bogleheads Investing Start-Up Kit — If you’re new to investing and want not only a great beginners resource but also tons of good information as you learn more, be sure to browse the Bogleheads wiki.
Investing 101: A Tutorial For Beginner Investors — A nice and succinct overview of basic investing concepts suitable for beginners. If you ever get lost in an investing subject, Investopedia is also a great resource on almost any investing topic. I use it all the time.
Investopedia Dictionary — No matter how experienced you are, you’re bound to eventually run across a financial term or acronym you’ve never heard before. Investopedia’s financial dictionary is a top-notch guide to financial jargon.