Once you're financially secure and have some money left over every month after expenses, it is time to start thinking about saving and investing your money. Remember, real wealth doesn’t come from a salary, it comes from saving and investing over time or building something on your own. When I first started my investing journey in college, I spent a LOT of time reading everything I could find about investing. I studied different types of investing strategies, analyzed various companies, and had conversations with others who were also interested in investing. I was part of a student-run investment fund that gave me the opportunity to get my hands dirty early. Throughout that time, I have discovered some extremely helpful resources. Here, I have put together my top five online resources that help get me started on my stock investing journey.
You may also want to check out www.sec.gov and run a company filings search to look for documents that a public company has filed with the SEC. You'll find annual reports, quarterly reports, and other filings that show material changes to the company. These filings may be overwhelming in the beginning, but if your goal is to invest in individual stocks, you will need to get intimately familiar with all these filings.
The above websites are a great way to learn about stock investing in general. If you are totally confused about personal finance in general, I recommend you check out my personal finance primer. If you want to retire early, generate consistent passive income, or invest within the context of retirement planning, I recommend you see my other posts.
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