In this day and age of the internet, we are overwhelmed with all the resources we have at our disposal and it is a boon and a bane at the same time. On one hand, you can learn anything you want and on the other, you have a question ‘From where should I learn?‘ Check Out How to start investing as a teenager in India to be Successful
When I started to learn about personal finance and investing I didn’t know where to learn, So I looked everywhere and after 4 years of researching online, I think my suggestions can make things a little easier for you.
My favourite online resources to learn about Investing.
Now, this includes books/online written materials, some popular websites, and YouTubers.
Books/online written materials:
Zerodha Varsity : This is my go-to website to learn anything about the stock market and Investing. This website is run by Zerodha which is an online discount broker to educate people about the stock market and investing. You can learn about technical analysis, fundamental analysis in depth from this gem of a resource.
Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham : Fun fact Benjamin Graham was the mentor of legendary investor Mr. Warren Buffet. This book has information that is the holy grail for you as a beginner investor. You will learn how a defensive investor approaches his investments, how he manages risk, and most important of the behaviour of the market with examples.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki : The Idea for wealth creation can be well understood by going through this book. One of my favourite quotes from the book is “Money comes and goes, but if you have the education about how money works, you gain power over it and can begin building wealth.”
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill : This book is not directly related to investing and personal finance but, it has ideologies of great men like Andrew Carnegie and Thomas Edison. You will gain insights into how these people think and become so wealthy.
Now if you want to go further into stocks and investment then you can read One up on wall street by Peter Lynch, and Stocks to Riches by Parag Parikh.
Some popular YouTubers to follow:
Graham Stephan : One of the most popular and my favourite personal finance YouTuber. Graham Stephan was a real estate agent who is now a full-time YouTuber and talks about personal finance, real estate, and investing in general.
MarketGurukul : An Indian YouTube channel that makes videos about stock market trading, you can watch the videos of this channel on technical and fundamental analysis and get a lot out of it. I learned technical analysis from his videos and it helped me a lot.
Meet Kevin : Kevin is also a real estate agent and personal finance YouTuberoutuber who makes videos on Stocks, real estate, and financial news. He is a friend of Graham Stephan and they both share a lot in common. If you want to go into the depth of financial news then you should definitely follow this guy.
CA Rachana Phadke Ranade : She is an Indian Chartered Accountant turned YouTuber and she makes high-quality videos on Stocks, Personal finance, and Investing. Her most popular videos are on stock analysis which she does the best, especially about IPOs.
The Rich Dad Channel : This channel is run by Mr Robert T. Kiyosaki the author of the best personal finance book Rich Dad Poor Dad. This youtube channel has videos on personal finance and topics like ‘how to make your money work for you. This is a must-follow youtube channel if you are into personal finance.
Popular websites to follow for financial news:
LiveMint, moneycontrol, YahooFinance, Investopedia, WSJ are some high-quality finance websites to follow to keep yourself updated about the finance world.
This blog post is my 4 years of experience in finding the best online resources for financial knowledge. These resources changed my perspective about personal finance and I hope you will gain something out of these resources.
So, comment below on your favourite book, website, or YouTuber.