Understanding finance begins by reading reputable articles in newspapers/magazines such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, US News and World Report, Seeking Alpha, and other web based resources.
: Find an article that interests you and discusses and write 3 paragraphs. Your format should be:
INTRODUCTION: Briefly introduce the article (author, date) and the major financial topic it attempts to address (bankruptcy, merger, financial crisis, financial literacy, a specific company). You may wish to find articles on securities (or ETFs or Mutual Funds or Bonds that reputable managers are recommending for purchase or a company that is intending to go public).
MAJOR TAKEAWAYS: Discuss the 3-5 points the article made about the financial topic.
CONCLUSION: What did you learn about finance and did the article address the question it posed.