Today we have access to the entire world’s information at our fingertips. It’s not all free but there are plenty of free resources available. In this article, I discuss my favorite free resources that have helped me grow my financial knowledge and I am sure they will also benefit you.
Let’s begin with blogs:
Obviously, they’re one of the fastest growing resources out there right now. When it comes to investing, their site is full of information with supportive videos as well.
Millennial Money Man:
His advice can be a bit of a stretch for some. However, he does write great blogs on becoming debt free and tackling your student debt. His other major blog topic is on starting your own successful blog that you can turn into a profitable business. He even has a coaching program for those that are interested in the blogging business.
Her blog is full of great realistic views on money along with practical tips on becoming financially literate. She recently wrote a book that I will touch on in the next section.
Books from the Library:
Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry:
Erin Lowry dropped a bomb with this book. It’s Full of fantastic content that will help you get your financial life on the right track. She covers budgeting, student debt, navigating your relationships around money and most importantly how to know if you need a financial advisor.
Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt:
If you want a different look on how societal and personal beliefs influence the economy this book is fantastic. They recognize that qualitative factors can and will influence the economy.
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman:
This book is what made behavioral finance relevant for investing today. Breaking down how our human behavioral biases cause irrational investment decisions. His research is what awarded him a Nobel Prize in economics as a psychologist.
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi:
This podcast is great for women. Farnoosh hosts many guests that talk about women in the workplace and starting businesses. However, it is not just for women, I have learned a lot from her guests. Her podcast has become one of my favorite podcasts as her guests are always solid from Seth Godin to James Altucher.
We Study Billionaires- The Investors Podcast:
I recently started listening to this one and it may be my favorite now. The hosts Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen alternate between investing episodes and business episodes that go over books such as Tony Robbins’ new book Unshakeable. They have great insights and hit the big points of each book. They also create executive summaries on each book that you can find on their website.
Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz:
Barry’s podcast is mostly investing related. However, he does offer great insights with by hosting knowledgeable guests that teach you the more complex concepts like behavioral finance.
All of these free resources teach you to grow your financial knowledge. The ones that I have listed here cover everything financial related. I’ve also included some that help you become a better version of yourself. I hope you enjoy them!
Steven LaFleur grew up in Rapid City, SD and after high school went to college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he majored in finance and met his wife Kelly. After college graduation in 2013 working for the family business for three years Steven decided it was time to pursue a passion of his in helping people and their finances. Steven is now a financial advisor at True Measure Wealth Management in Omaha, NE. Steven and his wife Kelly have two daughters who keep them busy at all times of the day. Steven enjoys skiing in the mountains and also biking and golfing during the non-snowy months.