Investment Education For Everyone
When it comes to investment education, you’d be hard pressed to find a brand more devoted to it than the staff here at Investment U. Each week, our team of experts work tirelessly to bring the latest investments directly to you.
Before we get started, let me ask one simple question. Why do you want to invest? Well, if you’re like many people, it’s because you believe investing is the best way to become rich and live a “better” life. Maybe you’re hoping to provide a stress free future for your family, or set yourself up for a comfortable retirement. There are many reasons to invest, but before we continue, there are a few things you’ll need to know before you can invest wisely.
Remember, you’re not just looking to invest. You’re on a journey towards financial freedom. In order to get there, you’ll need to maximize your income, learn how to create a budget that works for you, pay off all your debt (except your home mortgage if you have one) and save up an emergency fund that will cover three to six months of expenses. To learn more about setting yourself up to invest wisely, read my list of the 10 Steps to Financial Freedom.
Ready to Start Investing?
Once you have your finances in order, you can begin to maximize your contributions to various retirement accounts, such as a 401k, 403b, or Roth IRA. Additionally, you might consider opening a standard brokerage account or an educational investment account, such as a 529 savings plan.
Alternatively, many savvy investors go the route of starting a business of their own. If you have the skills to effectively manage a company, this can become a very profitable investment. However, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of U.S. small businesses fail within the first year. You’ll need to keep this in mind before making any hasty decisions.
Real estate can be yet another profitable investing angle. Buying and selling, quick-flips or full renovations, rental properties and note investing are just some of the ways to make money in real estate.
Collectables such as classic cars, sports cards or movie posters are more lucrative investments than you might think. Becoming well versed in a specific type of collectable is often the best approach if you are interested in going this route.
IU Investment Education
Our Goal: To help our members and readers live a rich life. We do this not only by providing you with amazing investment research…but also by helping so many of you learn, grow and profit in ways you never thought imaginable.
The unfortunate truth is that a vast majority of the population still knows little to nothing about investing. Even one of the most basic aspects of investing, the 401k is still severely underutilized. In fact, only 32% of Americans are currently investing in one. Which compared to the 59% of those with access to one, does not bode well for wealth creating investments in general.
You see, there are many reasons why people don’t invest. Mistrust in the marketplace or lack of income could be the reason. But more often than not, the reason is poor education or lack of financial knowledge.
It is our mission at Investment U to help our readers “Master their finances, tuition-free.” Check out some of the investment education resources below to help you on your way.
Investment Education Resources
Let’s start with the basics. Here we’ll go over some simple investing terms and definitions. We’ll also provide some investing tips and tricks to get you started.
Browse our retirement category and start learning about various plans and accounts. You’ll also learn more about where to retire, how much you’ll need to invest and how to save for a wealthy retirement.
Tools & Calculators
As you grow and expand your investment knowledge, you’ll need help calculating your investments. The following tools and calculators will help you along your way to financial freedom.
Investment U Conference
Are you someone looking to bolster your investment education in person? Look no further than our 23rd Annual Investment U Conference. This three day event features debates and Q&A sessions with some of the world’s top investing experts. Presentations revolve around topics such as cryptocurrencies, gold, disruptive stocks, technology and more.
Stay Tuned…Our 2022 Investment U Conference will take place in San Diego, CA. Make sure to sign up for our free e-letter below so you can be the first to join when registration opens!
Can’t wait ’til next year? Luckily, you don’t have to. Because we recorded the entire thing! Just click here to buy the recordings of this year’s Investment U Conference. You get access to more than a dozen presentations: You’ll see every speaker’s presentation and hear every critical strategy and opportunity to help you profit from the impending economic recovery.
More On Investment Education
We are in the process of finalizing our comprehensive investment glossary. This will include even more amazing investment education resources, definitions and tips to make you a smarter, more profitable investor. Until then familiarize yourself with the concepts we reviewed throughout this article. Additionally, check out these 62 Investment Terms Beginning Investors Should Know.
Why come to us, when we can come to you! Sign up for our free Investment U e-letter today and we’ll send the most recent investment education tips and opportunities right to your inbox. Your journey to financial freedom starts today.
About Ben Broadwater
Ben Broadwater is the Director of Investment U. He has more than 15 years of content creation experience. He has worked and written for numerous companies in the financial publishing space, including Charles Street Research, The Oxford Club and now Investment U. When Ben isn’t busy running Investment U, you can usually find him with a pair of drumsticks or a guitar in his hand.