I’ve started reading The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition). It’s originally written by Benjamin Graham who seems to be a pioneer of some sort in value investing. It also appears to be endorsed by Warren Buffet. I sought books on investing and the stock market, and this one stood out because it seemed to be at an appropriate level for me: technical enough to provide new information but basic enough to tie in with what I already know.
I spread my money all sorts of places. I have the basic savings and checking accounts, but I also own stock and make loans to developing countries.
My mom generally regards me as having poor financial management. Whether that is true is in the eye of the beholder. Part of what I have done in getting where I am financially is to take advantage of opportunities to get things for free.