Everything you ever needed to know about investing, scribbled on cocktail napkins


#TIA – We can’t suggest that this shortcut will tell you enough to get by as an investor, but it may help until something better comes along.

“Warren Buffett once said “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” Those words, of course, can be applied to just about anything, but the Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +0.28%  boss was clearly referring — and rightfully so — to investing.

For the uninitiated, getting a handle on the market can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. A basic understanding can go a long way when it comes to putting money to work. That’s the general idea behind the Napkin Finance website, which takes complex concepts and distills them into “snackable and digestible” information that fits on, as the name implies, the back of a napkin.

But even if you’re well-versed in the finance game, there’s still plenty to glean from the site. Below each napkin graphic is longer text post explaining the concepts in detail with the help of more visuals and links to outside sources.”

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