April is National Financial Literacy Month! If you’re looking to increase your own money savvy, here are eight ways to learn more about money and become better with your personal finances.
#1 - Books
There are so many great books about all areas of personal finance. Here are some of the best:
Financially Fearless by Alexa von Tobel
How to Be a Financial Grownup by Bobbi Rebell
Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry
Get Money by Kristin Wong
The Millionaire Next Door by Stanley & Danko
Invested: A 12-Month Plan to Financial Freedom by Danielle and Phil Town
Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling Up Your Money by Erin Lowry
Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier
Student Loan Solution by David Carlson
If reading isn’t your thing, you can listen to them via something like Audible or Blinkist
#2 - Blogs
There are countless blogs that cover all areas of the personal finance spectrum!
If you want to get better at budgeting, there are sites and Instagram accounts dedicated exclusively to all kinds of budgeting strategies. Have a ton of debt to pay off? Same thing. Excited to start investing? Lots of blogs dedicated to investing too. Want to chase FIRE and earn financial independence and retire early? Plenty of people are doing it and writing about it.
Find whichever topics and voices resonate with you and follow them! Here are some of the best ones in our eyes:
The College Investor
Millennial Money Man
The Budget Mom
Budgets Are Sexy
Good Financial Cents
#3 - YouTube channels
Depending on what you’re interested in learning, you can find plenty of channels on YouTube to fit the bill. Check out these channels for some serious money inspiration!
Wealth Hacker - Jeff Rose
The Financial Diet
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#4 - Podcasts
Here are some money oriented podcasts you should add to your rotation:
Smart Passive Income
Mo’ Money Podcast
Do you listen to podcasts? What are you favorite ones? Comment below to share!
#5 - Apps
Apps are a great way to learn more about money because they make taking action super easy. And some of them come with built-in educational content to provide context on the tool itself!
Best budgeting apps:
Best apps for paying off loans:
Best investing apps:
#6 - Online courses
Online courses offer a curriculum of lessons that help you stay focused as you move through the material.
Looking for an all-in-one personal finance course? Check out MONEY by ReisUP:
Only need help with investing and retirement? WEALTH may be the better option for you:
#7 - Free webinars
If you’re not ready to bite the bullet and enroll in an entire course yet, then sign up for some free webinars about topics that interest you!
One you should definitely check out is our free webinar called 3 Money Rules Of Thumb You Shouldn’t Blindly Follow (and what to do instead).
#8 - Take action and adjust
The best way to learn about money and get better at it is to just START. Start somewhere. Whether you start by creating a budget, following a money expert on Instagram, hitting subscribe on ReisUP’s YouTube channel, or buying a course, you have to take action now to get started.
Chances are you won’t get it right the first time or find the best strategy for you right off the bat. That’s okay! You’ve just got to start somewhere, then adjust as you go along.
How do you prefer to learn about money? By video, podcasts, blogs, courses, apps, or some combination of a few? Leave a comment to let me know!