Introduction - Understanding the basic concepts that underlie the science of finance is not difficult. For any person who is interested in managing their own money and making their own financial decisions, it is probably the single most important thing you can do to improve your financial situation. I have set forth below, first, the three Books that I would recommend you read to get started in this fascinating field. Or you can read the academic journal articles noted below in the Overview Articles section which summarize the research in the field. From there, you can keep up with the latest research by reading the articles in the Highly Recommended section and, of course, the articles and sites mentioned on the main page. And don't worry about understanding the complex formulas and mathematical proofs contained in many of the articles. Reading the abstract, introduction and conclusion and skimming over the material you do not fully understand (as I do sometimes), will allow you to comprehend the main points in most articles. Also, check out the Classics section below which has some of the seminal works in the field, This page last updated on: Sunday February 01, 2015 01:25:44 PM.