There are a number of things that I suggest. First, many colleges, community and otherwise, offer (both classroom and online) personal finance courses. This is a great way to become familiar with finance terms, investing, etc. As the director of a investment division for a bank a few years ago, I found that customers with even a little knowledge of personal finance made much better decisions. Second, there are a number of books that are available to help you, just a couple of examples: The Vest Pocket guide to Business ratios, The Mathematics of Investing. Investigate some of those. Third, read the personal finance section of your newspaper or go online and review specific topics. Lastly, I know that many finance people don't like her advice but I think that Susie Orman offers great advice and one can learn much by just watching her show. Good Luck.