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    15 Things That Might Actually Help You Understand The Stock Market

    Podcasts, books, online courses... Oh my.

    In the past few days, the word investing might've come across your day-to-day. It feels like everyone's either talking about stocks and investors, or figuring out ways to get in on the action. But with so much information out there, it's hard to know where to look first to educate yourself.

    So we rounded up a list of resources to help you start building the knowledge you're looking for. But first, there's something you should know...

    Internet research may not make you a stock market pro. However, it can help you get a better understanding of industry events and what to expect when investing money.

    Investing isn't for everyone, and each person assumes the risk of their own investment. The resources you read are meant to be tools in aiding your understanding of money management and responsible, informed strategies. You can always work with a financial adviser for personalized advice specific to your situation.

    Without further ado, here are some simple ways to learn more about investing:


    1. Afford Anything

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    2. Chat With Traders

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    3. The Investing For Beginners Podcast

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    4. Millennial Investing — The Investor's Podcast Network

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    5. The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias

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    6. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

    "By far the best book on investing ever written." —Warren Buffet

    7. A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel

    "The time-tested strategy for successful investing"

    8. Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt

    "A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything"

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    9. "How Not to Suck at Stock Investing: Understanding Stocks (Part 1)" from Skillshare

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    10. "Investing Master Class" from Wealthsimple

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    11. "Investing Basics for Millennials" from Skillshare

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    12. Wealthsimple

    13. Betterment

    14. Ally Bank

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    15. Vanguard's investor education

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    If this sounds like music to your ears (and bank account), check out more of our personal finance posts.