102: Basic Investing Principles

This is part of the Introduction to Investing course.

Introduction to Investing

Now that you’ve decided you want to invest your money , the next step is learning the basics. The stock market and investing can seem rather daunting but once you have an understanding of how it works, and get familiar with basic concepts you will be on your way to being an informed investor.

Anyone can invest and everyone should. We’ll walk you through the process so you can start making your money work for you. In this class we explain the basics of simple investing, and give you the tools you need to succeed.

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Lesson 1: Economics 101: How to Calculate Opportunity Cost with Dan Egan

We don't get much personal finance education so we're doing some economics 101 lessons. Today we discuss how to calculate opportunity cost with Dan Egan.

Lesson 2: Are You Timing the Market?

What is the number one mistake when it comes to investing? Attempting to time the market. We'll explain why.

Lesson 3: What the F**k is Dollar Cost Averaging?

Dollar cost averaging takes the fear out of investing. Today we'll explain what it is and how it benefits you whether you have $5 to start with or $1000.

Lesson 4: Inflation vs Deflation and Why It Matters

Inflation vs deflation and what benefits to knowing? We'll explain the basics and what you need to know to make sure your money keeps pace.

Lesson 5: How Stocks, Bonds, and Funds Work

We'll discuss a boring subject, how stocks, bonds, and funds work but make it less boring by using Arrested Development to illustrate our points!

Lesson 6: Investment Types: An Illustrated Guide

The only thing more important than investing is understanding what you invest in. With a solid understanding of investment types, it won't be a gamble.