It doesn't matter if you’ve already got an extensive portfolio of you’ve never invested anything in your life, there will always be something new you can learn about finance.
The goal of this month is to come out the other end able to give a five-minute talk off the top of your head about investment. Start learning by:
Subscribing to a podcast: Keep abreast of the latest developments in an investment area that interests you by subscribing to a reputable podcast.
Audiobooks: Don’t have time to read up? Let investment experts educate you while you’re driving to work or at the gym.
Reading a book
: Here are a few entry level recommendations which are great for those who are looking for a low maintenance investing plan; The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape and Mastering the Money Game
by Tony Robins. As a side note, Scott has two books. I much prefer his first book
which is aimed towards 20-30 year old's as opposed to his more popular second book
. Either way, the principles are the same.
For those more interested in property, I like Steve McKnight's 0 to 130 Properties
book. For a more in depth view on shares, I found Shares
by Martin Hawes to be a solid read.
Online courses: If you’re serious about learning, complete a short online course (preferably through a university, not a private training organisation - the world doesn’t need any more Trump University graduates!).
Google alerts: Use three companies you’re interested in as keywords and sign up for Google alerts. Commit to reading the daily summaries Google sends you, and by the end of the month, you’ll probably know more than the average investor.