Good resources for learning about money?
April 22, 2013 5:26 PM   Subscribe

I'd like a resource, be it a website, blog, book, etc. for learning about money, such as explaining inflation, compound interest, types of savings accounts, etc. I'm basically trying to learn how money works. Thanks. :)
posted by Cybria to Work & Money (7 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
Maybe:
Get Rich Slowly

or The simple dollar
posted by ibakecake at 6:06 PM on April 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


You might try mymoney.gov
posted by shothotbot at 6:17 PM on April 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


Massively boring finance basics.
posted by phaedon at 7:04 PM on April 22, 2013


Suze Orman - her books are at the library (most likely), and offer very understandable and read-able definitions of what things are and how to use them. (Personal Finance)

Mr Money Mustache is really aimed at the neauveau riche, but there's lots of good advice there for everyone, and lots about what to DO with money should you ever actually have any. Plus, I happen to find him pretty funny (YMMV). (Personal Finance)

The Ascent of Money (YouTube Link) is a BBC (?) production on the history of money and financial products and what they ARE in a more abstract sense. Very interesting. (Big Picture)

The Money Fix is a documentary on what money is, how it works, and how alternative currencies work. You can stream it from the website. Interesting and very accessible, good graphics (if you learn that way). (Big Picture)
posted by jrobin276 at 7:26 PM on April 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


I would suggest The Get Rich Slowly blog, and particularly this article.
posted by forthright at 7:29 PM on April 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


CNNMoney's Money 101 is a little broader than what you're looking at ("A step by step guide to gaining control of your financial life"), but it's quite clear and assumes no prior knowledge.

As mentioned above, Mymoney.gov is "the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education." What you want is there, but it might take you a few minutes to find the appropriate page.
posted by Mr.Know-it-some at 7:46 AM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks everyone, these are great resources!
posted by Cybria at 9:28 PM on April 27, 2013


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