Originally Posted by dburnsy12
I have actually been considering some real estate investments as I have been trying to figure on the best ways to grow this money.
I'd recommend several books: The Millionaire Next Door (the numbers are a bit dated but the principles are not) The Millionaire Teacher, How a Second Grader Beat Wall Street, The Four Pillars of Investing, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, Your Money and Your Brain, Predictably Irrational, and Thinking, Fast and Slow.
The last three are only peripherally about money, but they are about the psychology of why so many people have a hard time with saving/investing. But if you don't understand what's going on in your head you'll have a hard time of it too.
Read those books - slowly, there's a lot to absorb but it does come easily but slowly - and you will do better than 90% of professional money managers. It isn't rocket science, it's actually pretty simple.