What can you do with money?
March 15, 2008 9:27 AM Subscribe
Help! I'm about to have more money than I know what to do with! I'm starting a career, and right from the beginning I want to make good financial choices, invest, et cetera so that I'm setting myself up for continued wealth rather than just wasting all my money. What resources are there to teach me how to do that?
posted by jacobm to Work & Money (16 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I've been a student my whole life, but now I'm finally on the job market. My overeducation seems to have paid off: it now looks promising that I'm going to land a fantastic job that, among other things, pays very well. I'm still pretty young (29) with a partner but no kids, so I figure it's probably reasonable of me to keep my spending to about the same level it is now and save the extra money. I know I should probably be putting it in mutual funds and things like that (and if I had debt I'd pay that off, but fortunately my partner and I are both debt-free), but beyond that I'm not sure how to proceed.
So: are there any books about how to get started investing when you start your career? If you know of other resources or have tips or advice, that's appreciated too, but I'm really looking for something that's relatively in-depth like a book.