Jim Cramer aims to teach investors not only about the current environment of the stock market each day but also how to pick their own individual stocks that work with investment-worthy themes. He has shared many lessons over the years because he wants investors to learn what really needs to be done to be successful in the stock market.
When the "Mad Money" host first graduated college, he worked as a reporter covering sports and government in Tallahassee, Florida, where he made $153 a week. And while he didn't have a lot of money to spare, he did find a way to save in his IRA and began to buy individual stocks for a personal account.
"I was going to do it the right way, by researching stocks and getting an edge through that research," Cramer said.