Investing time and effort in your own education and personal development is the best investment you will ever make. The knowledge and skills you gain through education will stay with you for the rest of your life. For the majority of the population, the only education they get is the formal education they receive at school, college or even university. Unfortunately, this traditional form of education does absolutely nothing to teach you the fundamentals of life about money, finance and investing. Most people learn the hard way by making mistakes, which is a very expensive way to learn. A far easier, quicker and cheaper way to learn is from someone else who has already become successful, from whom you can learn from their successes, and also from their mistakes.
In this chapter, I share the skills you need to be a successful investor and recommend some further resources.