Can someone school me on making money, other than working. Things like investing money for a certain locked period, to take advantage of all the interest over the certain amount of years. Or investing in stocks or shares of an organization or company. I know I am limited by my age. But what are my options later on down the road for investing money, for example, when I get married and have kids, it would be nice to have a relief account or whatever so I could take time off and care for the kids, while they are young. Or the same thing if someone in my family was ill and I needed to take time off for work. Same thing would be nice to invest money sooner than later, so in say, 10 years once I am settled and have been working for a while, I could take the money out of an account and use it as a down payment for a house. You guys know what I am saying? Also, with the stock market...I realize its a win or lose sort of situation. From what I understand you buy stocks or shares in to certain companies. Then once they hit a certain spot they gain more money, then you get money back. But at the same time if they lose money, then you lose all the money you invested into it, right? I know you guys could tell me it in a nutshell, investing money and all. But is there a book, or website that can explain all this to me, and the ins and outs of each thing? I'm not trying to be/get rich by any means. But my family has lived in debt for a while, and I don't want to "grow up" to be like that. I don't want to have to use large loans just to get by or whatever. I just want to have a bit of safety, and if I decide on becoming an engineer, from what a member was telling me, you don't get paid over time. So I can't make extra money from what I understand. Thanks, hope I made sense?