SOME GOOD ADVICE
I subscribe and watch videos from Peter Waters of Waters & Stanton every week. His laid back approach to the subject at hand is greatly admired.
The first video is about getting into ham radio while spending the least amount you can afford, and the second one is titled: CB vs Ham Radio, a short video where Peter talks about the two services. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did (for what it's worth, I wish a US vendor would do something like this as well)