Resources

Books

Wanna become a better investor. I know … stupid question. Of course you do! Well, I have good news for you: there’s a really easy way to do just that. It starts with preparation; you know, coming up with a strategy and stuff.

One of the best ways to do just that, before you dive headfirst into the choppy waters of Wall Street, is to read about the experiences of some of the guys and gals who have done it, and done it well.

You agree, right?

Investing is not the type of thing you want to just blindly walk into. It’s probably a good idea to have some sort of a clue as to what the hell you’re doing. Money is extremely valuable … and not just in the literal sense. It opens up things you might not have otherwise had access to, it can free up time to do more of what you want and less of what you don’t and, well, you get the idea. You don’t want to just throw it away with a half-assed attempt as making money as an investor.

That said, here are some of the books I’ve checked out so far. The list is pretty short because I haven’t been at this for all that long, but it will grow.

We can all become better investors, no matter where we are on our march. The best are constantly learning. Let’s learn right along with them.

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing by Burton G. Malkiel

Apps

Robinhood is, without a doubt, the most important tool in my investing toolbox. I wouldn’t be able to march – take daily steps to grow my portfolio – without it. It’s an online brokerage, but is unlike any other company on the market.

I can buy super consistently because Robinhood doesn’t charge commissions. That means I can buy a single share of a company like Ford or Verizon whenever I have a few extra bucks sitting around. I don’t have to wait until I have $1,000 to invest; I can invest – anytime, anywhere, any amount – 100% free of charge.

Here’s a post I wrote awhile back. Robinhood is pretty awesome, people.

Also, if you’re interested in commission-free investing (and who isn’t?) you can sign up with my link and we’ll both get a share of a stock to boost our portfolios.