Jim Cramer understands the importance of doing homework and picking individual stocks, and wants investors to get the upper hand. So he shared his personal investing rules to provide a glimpse of what really happens behind the scenes of the stock market.
"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.
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, and it was tough to save money back then. Pop had money in a bank account, but it didn't pay much interest.