5 Helpful Resources to Learn More About Finance

5 Helpful Resources to Learn More About Finance

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month?! An entire month dedicated to help people learn and understand finance – music to my ears!

Obviously, at City Girl Savings, we’re dedicated to helping people learn and understand finance on a daily basis.

We should all cultivate financial literacy, because we all need it to function in society.

If you’re not familiar with the term “financial literacy,” check out the article What It Means to Be Financially Literate. To summarize it quickly, financial literacy is a person’s understanding of personal finance principles to make better decisions with their money.

The better decisions we make with our money, the further ahead we can get in life. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources out there designed to help people learn more about finance.

Whatever your learning style, there’s an option for you! Keep reading for 5 helpful resources to learn more about finance.

5 Helpful Resources to Learn More About Finance

#1 Podcasts

The podcast industry is booming…and for good reason! Multi-tasking is the norm nowadays, so people can get work done while listening to things that entertain or educate them.

Podcasts are great to listen to while commuting, cleaning the house, or while exercising.

If you’re a person who takes in information orally, podcasts can be a great resource to help you learn more about finance. Here are some of our recommendations:

The City Girl Savings Podcast – We launched the City Girl Savings podcast at the beginning of the year. It’s a weekly show focusing on the intersection of money and the city-girl lifestyle.

If you want to enjoy your life, but manage your money in the process, this podcast is for you! Subscribe now!

The Corporate Side Hustler – This podcast is great for people looking to start a side hustle, or ditch corporate America and turn their side hustle into their main gig!

Choose FI – Looking to potentially retire early? Maybe you just want to reach financial independence? Choose FI is a podcast designed to help listeners improve their money situation and become financially independent individuals.

#2 Books

You can never go wrong with an old-fashioned book! Some people learn the best by reading, which is why textbooks are such a big deal!

Fortunately, there are plenty of books out there related to personal finance. You can find stories from individuals who struggled and turned their situation around.

You can also find how-to guides to help you become better in specific financial areas. Before you dive into picking a few personal finance books, decide what type of book you’ll actually read.

Do you like straight-to-the-point walkthroughs? Maybe you need some humor and story with your education? Narrowing down your preference will make the book search easier!

Check out the article 5 Books That Changed How I Handle Money for the five books that had the biggest impact on my personal finances.

This article is a great starting point if you’re struggling to find a book.

#3 Blogs

Do you enjoy the digital aspect of reading? Perhaps you like getting personal anecdotes from people you admire or relate to?

Blogs are a great resource for learning more about finance, and like books, there are plenty of options out there to choose from.

You’re obviously already privy to the City Girl Savings blog if you’re reading this article (and P.S., thank you for that)! Thanks to the City Girl Savings blog, I’ve been able to find plenty of other bloggers in the finance space. I’ve also made friends with other finance bloggers!

Here are a few of my favorite personal finance blogs and bloggers – some of them have video blogs as well:

We Bravely Go – Kara Perez of We Bravely Go has done a great job of educating people on financial principles. If you’re not earning much, or want to a path to get started, this blog won’t disappoint.

Investing Latina – July of the Investing Latina is so sharp when it comes to teaching others how to invest. She also has no problem sharing her own wins and opportunities.

The Organized Money – Alaina Fingal of the Organized Money incorporates planning into her money and budget routine. They’re more connected than you think, and Alaina does a great job of merging them!

#4 Coaches, Educators, and Advisors
When it comes to learning about money and implementing what has been learned, some people need extra attention. Working with a coach, educator or advisor can provide the extra accountability needed to make the right changes.

I like to look at working with a coach as an investment – an investment in skipping the learning curve and saving time.

When you work with a coach, you’re learning exactly what you need to do when it comes to your money. You no longer have to leverage the trial-and-error approach. As long as you do the work, you’ll get the results.

Does this sound like something you need? Schedule a free financial focus call with me!

I’m a personal finance coach who specializes in budgeting. I help women create and stick to realistic budget plans to allow them to reach whatever goals they set for their lives.

You can also find other coaches, educators and advisors online. Start with Google, explore Instagram, and reach out to established financial institutions.

There’s no reason for not finding someone who suits your needs.

#5 Online Courses and Workshops

The final resource you can leverage to learn more about finance is online education. Digital courses range from small to large, inexpensive to expensive, there are a variety of online courses and workshops to help you improve financially.

If you want to grow or learn more about a specific topic, I’d recommend a workshop. You can get specialized training in the topic of your choice and quickly implement what you’ve learned.

If you want longer, more extensive training, online courses are a great option. One of the most popular finance courses is Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

City Girl Savings also has an online program. Money Management Mastery is an 8-week step-by-step program designed to help people master the money they make.

We only open enrollment once or twice a year, so get on the waitlist to be informed the next time it comes out!

Related: 6 Need-to-Know Principles of Personal Finance

 

Finance is not as taboo of a topic as it used to be! You can find plenty of outlets to learn more about the subject without feeling embarrassed or ashamed.

How do you learn best? Drop a comment below to share what works for you!

-Raya
The CGS Team

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