Jim Cramer passionately cares about teaching investors what really happens behind the scenes of the stock market, and sharing his personal rules for investing. He wants investors to have an upper hand in the stock market, so that they will feel comfortable doing the homework and picking their own stocks.
So, why even bother owning individual stocks?
"I think this show can play a role in your financial education and get you to the point where you make fewer errors and have more of a chance to make money longer term if you choose to invest in individual stocks as well as index funds," the "Mad Money" host said.
And when Cramer was growing up he had to learn how to invest the hard way. His father, "Pop," worked very hard selling boxes and bags to retailers when Cramer was growing up, and it was tough to save money back then. Pop had money in a bank account, but it didn't pay much interest.