What is Money?
The answer is no longer obvious. First, it was any "store of value." Then, time was money, Today, money has evolved into various physical, fiat, and virtual forms.

Khan Academy: Economics
Look no further than Salman Kahn for short, easy, effectively presented courses covering basic principles of economics, finance, and investing.

Personal Finance

Money Flow
Money behaves like a stream flowing two ways ($ in, $ out). The "money buckets" analogy helps us understand, control, and optimize its course in our lives.

Budgeting for Lazy People
There are many ways to budget. Why do so many forgo budgeting? Is it really necessary? Two guiding principles make it simple: "Live Below Your Means," and "The Rule of Fourths."

Current interest rates on mortgages, credit cards, car loans, bank accounts, and other financial products. Expert advice on money matters. Useful financial calculators.

Insurance Basics
Lifehacker provides basic information on common insurance products you probably need and should definitely be familiar with. Find general insurance info at here.

Best Savings Accounts
High-yield online-only savings accounts offer the best rates of return on parked cash. Motley Fool lists banks paying the highest interest rates.

The Ascent
A Motley Fool service detailing information and best deals in credit cards, banks, brokers, mortgages, insurance, and more (see drop-down menus in the header).

Establishing Credit
Next to your education and saving/spending habits, your credit score will have the greatest impact on your financial life. It's crucial to build excellent credit asap.

Kahn Academy Personal Finance Course
Videos and articles covering a range of personal finance topics. Purpose of the course is to teach foundational understanding of personal finance concepts and their application.


Top financial education site. Comprehensive information: financial dictionary, net worth, stock market simulator game, financial advisors, trading academy, and more.

Motley Fool
Well respected financial education and advisory site, covering news, investing philosophy, how to invest, retirement planning, premium services, and much more.

Yahoo Finance
One-stop shop for all kinds of important financial and market info. Current prices, rates, charts, news, recommendations, screeners, calculators, watch-lists, and hot tips.

Well-known business-centric site "... delivering business and financial information, news and insights to customers around the world."

Award-winning business forecasts and financial advice published in print since 1920 and now available online, as well.


Value Investing
Buying undervalued companies (and selling overvalued ones) has been the principle technique used by Warren Buffett to make his many billions over the years.

Active vs. Passive Investing
Understanding and productively utilizing each of these very different investing styles helps investors balance risks and rewards.

The Three-Fund Portfolio
Why bother with asset allocation and the ups and downs of stock picking? A simple three-fund portfolio performs as well (on average) without all the stress and hassle. More

Charles Schwab.
Long-standing stalwart on the investing scene. Excellent execution and customer service. A solid choice in brokerages.

Robin Hood
Mission: "Democratize the American financial system." Free stock trades, SIPC protection, options & cryptocurrencies make RH an excellent choice for beginning investors.

Fundamental vs. Technical Analysis
Careful analysis (doing one's homework) is critical for success as an active trader/investor. Evaluating fundamentals is essential. Careful observation of chart patterns can also help.

Alternative Investments
What else can one buy besides stocks, bonds, and related funds/ETFs? There's plenty, if you're careful, don't mind a learning curve, and aren't unduly intimidated by risk.

Thanks to crowdfunding, you no longer have to be a rich venture capitalist to invest in startups. Put as little as $50 into micro-companies you believe will hit it big.


The Richest Man in Babylon
Financial wisdom a century old. Parables set in Babylon teach lessons in money management. First published in 1926, this could be the best $13 you ever spend.

The Intelligent Investor
The Bible of value investing. First published in 1949, it's just as relevant, insightful, and valuable today. Warren Buffet's favorite book on investing. Enough said.