I suggest that a Survival Forum isn't going to be a hotbed of stock buying knowledge and enthusiasm.

Survivalists plan for things to collapse and so tend toward food, water, lead pellets, gold and silver.

But Motley Fool's book - You have more than you think is pretty good.

Tony Robbins also wrote a pretty good book about personal finances but I don't have the title handy - I gave the book away as I try to reduce stuff in my house.

I'm no expert but have been happy with a good purchase of Inflation Bonds back around 2001. They still seem to be pretty good and as safe as (ahem) our government.......