Resources

Here are some of the websites, books, podcasts, and simulators that I use and recommend. Enjoy!

Websites:

chrishogan360.com specializes on retirement. He has a great podcast that I like listening to. I have his book, Retire Inspired, and it was really helpful. It’s probably one of my highest recommended books for kids because it is very fun and easy to read – in my opinion.

daveramsey.com works with Chris Hogan and also has an awesome podcast and show. Dave Ramsey has helped millions of people to get out of debt and get their finances under control. He has so much good information, and he and Chris Hogan played a large part in my financial education.

investopedia.com has information about pretty much EVERYTHING. They also have a good investing simulator. Though, do be careful, I’m pretty sure they recommend credit cards, loans, “debt”, etc. which is NOT a good idea (hands down, one of the stupidest ideas in the history of bad ideas). Seriously.

fool.com is amazing at predicting companies that are gonna boom. Some of their recommendations have been Amazon.com, Netflix, Disney, Tesla, and other huge companies nowadays. Investors who followed their advice made some pretty big bucks.

smartpassiveincome.com is an inspiring website. The blogger, Patt Flynn, earns over $150,000 a MONTH! It’s INSANE. He posts income report cards to show where the money is coming in and going out. He’ll post how he is doing that month and any news about smartpassiveincome.com. Patt’s blog teaches people how to run a successful and profitable website. One note: If interested in signing up for his emails, don’t be afraid of spam. Since receiving emails from him, I have not gotten a single “ad” asking me to buy something and he will only send emails every once in a while, unlike other people who bombard your inbox.

Books I Have Read:

Retire Inspired

Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age, It's a Financial NumberRetire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number by Chris Hogan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chris Hogan is one of my favorite people on retirement. His book is extremely easy to read and helped take my $$$ education to the next level. I highly recommend this book for kids.


God Runs My Business

God Runs My Business: The Story of R.G. LeTourneauGod Runs My Business: The Story of R.G. LeTourneau by Albert W. Lorimer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the best books ever. The story of Mr. LeTourneau is extremely inspiring! It’s hard to write about the book without giving too many spoilers, but this is definitely in my top favorite books.


Up Against the Wal-Marts

Up Against the Wal-Marts: How Your Business Can Prosper in the Shadow of the Retail GiantsUp Against the Wal-Marts: How Your Business Can Prosper in the Shadow of the Retail Giants by Dan Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome book! It was amazing at explaining how/why retail giants took over, and why tons of different business died off. It gave some true stories on business that survived “Walmarts” coming to town. Easy to read and very informative. Also at the end, it gave special tips for your business and how to help it go to the next level.


The Education of a Value Investor

The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and EnlightenmentThe Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment by Guy Spier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting book. I’ll have to read it again and pick up the main points. The first time was more of a speed read to get familiar with it. That and it was about due to return to the library. Overall, a good book.


Extreme Ownership
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and WinExtreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The best book on leadership I have EVER read. This book is really fun to read. Each concept is split into three different parts. Military, Principle, Business. The first part shows it in action, and how it’s used in the military. The second part explains what you’re learning. Third part shows it in the business setting. The way it’s split up like this helps so much. Jocko has an awesome podcast too. Check it out at http://jockopodcast2.com/.


 

Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ

The Automatic Millionaire

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

The One Minute Sales Person

Starting a Micro Business

Authors:

Chris Hogan

Dave Ramsey

Tony Robbins

Robert Kiyosaki

Podcasts:

Retire Inspired

Dave Ramsey Show/Podcast

Simulators:

Google finance is one of my favorite. This is the first one I started with, and I have had a lot of fun with it. Just hit here to try it out (I think I might make a video to walk people through it).

Investopedia is another good one. I have only tried theirs recently, but so far I am pretty satisfied. One thing I like a lot about theirs is there is a leaderboard where you can climb the ranks to the top and compete. Still getting the feel for their setup. You can try it here.