Finance is by no means the easiest things to manage, and for most of us they are hardly any fun to worry about either. Most bad news begins or ends with the monetary economies of adulthood. However, they are an important reality about getting older, so knowing a little bit about the basics early can help you tremendously down the road. Anything from tackling student debts, planning early for retirement (which will be a focal point of a future article here as well, watch for that [here]), auto loans, credit cards, and even just the purpose of a general savings account anymore. These following videos do a good job being both entertaining and educational about the topic of finance. So skip your usual vlogs and add these to your Watch Later list for the next time you have a minute of free time of the train or in that Uber.
5 | Retirement Plans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice. Billy Eichner and Kristin Chenoweth share some tips on this long-term finance goal.
4 | Dave Ramsey: Why Having A Credit Card is a Bad Idea
Mark is very responsible with his money and calls in to see why Dave thinks credit cards are a bad idea. His answers might inspire you to check how you control your finance.
3 | Saving For Tomorrow with Shlomo Benartzi (Ted.com)
Shlomo Benartzi uses behavioral economics to study how and why we plan well for the future (or fail to), and uses that to develop new programs to encourage saving for retirement finance.
2 | Auto Lending: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into crushing debt. Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban help John Oliver show exactly how you can do better to protect your finance.
1 | Adam Ruins Everything: Why Home Ownership is Actually a Terrible Investment
A lot of people who shop for homes would actually be better off renting. Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted when it comes to finance and houses.
BONUS: Millionaire Habits You Should Be Doing Now with Rachel Cruze
Rachel Cruze shares some millionaire habits that you can start implementing today, which give a general idea of what budgeting and goal-setting with what our finance should look like from the get-go.
So go on and start impressing yourself with your newfangled money skills, so you can get back to treating yourself by the time you hit that midlife crisis.