Personal finance is an important subject to learn about, but it is often overlooked until the knowledge becomes a necessity. People in their 20s will find that they don’t have the information they need to make smart decisions for their future, and bad decisions can cause disastrous effects for their future. Before you wade through the vast wealth of knowledge available, read on to find out some of the best ways you can learn about personal finance.

Books

Reading books is one of the oldest methods of learning about a new subject, and it’s a timeless method. You should be wary about reading books on time-sensitive information (real estate, stocks, etc.), however, books can be a useful resource for a few subjects. If you’re looking for debt elimination help or a budget system that can work for you, try checking out a few of the books below.

Recommendations:

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey is a great start for someone looking to crush their debt and create positive money habits.

The Budget Kit by Judy Lawrence is a workbook that can help you track your finances and get started with budgeting.

Podcasts

Although podcasts are becoming more trendy each year, they’ve been around for quite some time. There are podcasts about any subject you could think of, and there’s no shortage of podcasts covering personal finance topics. If you have a long commute or prefer listening to something while working, try an episode of one of these podcasts.

Recommendations:

The Disciplined Investor covers all kinds of investment topics and does not shy away from current trends.

Epic Real Estate Investing is a great way to learn about entering the real estate market with the intention of building wealth.

Blogs

Blogs like mine aim to provide information on any financial topic you could think of. While there are tons of blogs out there and it’s difficult to know where to start, try looking at a few of these popular options.

Recommendations:

The Penny Hoarder helps anyone looking for ways to save and earn more.

Couple Money provides a place to start for couples looking to work on their finances together.

Of course, I should mention that while these are all great places to start, nothing quite beats speaking with a financial advisor. However, if you need some supplemental help to get started on your financial journey, check out one of these options and you’ll be on your way to financial success.