Have a share portfolio up and running in as little as 30 days
If you've been wanting to start your journey towards building wealth and financial indepence but haven't known how to get started, you're not alone.
Investing in shares doesn't need to be hard and I can show how.
Module 1 - Determine your goals
Module 2 - Learn how shares make money and key concepts
Module 3 - Learn about stock markets, brokers, researchers
Module 4 - ETF's - super useful tools to achieve your investment goals whilst
Module 5 - Develop your investment plan
Module 6 - Establish your broking account so you can get investing
Module 7 - Learn how to select appropriate investments for your goals
Module 8 - How to implement your strategy
Module 9 - What to do once you've invested
Bonus module - Gearing - potential rocket fuel, but don't get burned!
Bonus module - Understand the tax landscape - avoid any nasty surprises - Australia
Jonathon Hawkins completed the Invest in Shares with Confidence course recently, here he shares his experience.
Tell us about your situation prior to undertaking this course
I started a new career about 6 years ago in the automotive industry. My eyes were opened up to earning potentials with commission based income. I had a chance to start working towards some kind of financial independence.
After reading the barefoot investor some years ago, I set about culling personal loans and bad debt. I knuckled down and paid off all debt besides my mortgage. The mortgage was next to go but I soon realised spending the next 10-15 years paying extra payments off the mortgage was going to be uninspiring and a long slog.
About 12 months ago I was looking for a new podcast to listen to at the gym and come across Financial Autonomy by Paul. I found the material was not too hard to understand and I started to think a lot about diversification, I had all my money tied up in real estate, and was still in the position of wanting to be rid of the mortgage. Shares seemed like a good place to start!
I had heard Paul talk about long term share strategies before and I was curious. I started to look at share prices on the internet and realised if I was actually going to do this I wanted to understand as much as possible, I have heard too many bad stories of people who lost a lot of money in shares but then also heard a lot of success stories. The decision was made to do the course to give myself the best chance of making a half-educated decision before investing.
Now that you've completed the course, what has changed?
Before the course I knew there was a share market and you could buy shares at a certain price. The prices went up and prices went down, that's about all I knew!
Now I have an understanding of exactly why a company is listed on the share market, why you can receive dividends, what franking credits are, as well as EFT's etc. My decision on where I invest my money has logic to it and gives me confidence in my plan or strategy.
How did the course help you make that change?
The course is broken into sections, I took my time with the course to try and make sure I had a sound understanding of each section. The video's along with simplified explanations of each section made it easy to understand and learn. There were topics covered that gave great examples of different strategies that may work for some goals or not for others. Reading reports on individual shares and what P/E ratio's etc mean gave me the basic understanding or platform to start researching before investing.
What were your doubts before enrolling?
I did not have many doubts about the course as I had already listened to Paul on his podcasts and enjoyed his style of teaching. My only doubt was the price of the course, but once I realised how much I did not know and that the money was an investment in itself I was soon comfortable signing up.
Here's some of the most common questions that we get from prospective students:
Q: How much time will it take me to finish the course?
A: It would be comfortable to work through the course and have made your first investment in the share market within 30 days. This includes the time it takes for you to establish your broking account and research which shares or ETF's you will buy. If you're in a hurry, you could blast through the course quicker.
Q: I want to give the course as a gift but they won't be able to start it for a month or two - is that a problem?
A: This is no problem. Once you have access to the course, it can be completed at any time and at whatever pace suits you. There is no expiry date to your access.
Q: How is the course delivered?
Invest in Shares with Confidence is a self-paced online course consisting of an introduction, 9 core modules, and two bonus modules. Each module and the introduction have a video providing the key content. These videos range from 7 minutes (introduction) to 25 minutes. Depending on the module, there are then downloadable worksheets, 2-3 question quizzes, articles, and reference sheets. There's even a glossary of terms so you don't get lost in the jargon.
Q: How much money do I need to start investing in shares?
We suggest a minimum of $2,000, and that should be money that you don't expect to need for at least 3 years and ideally 5 years or more.
Q: Is now a good time to be investing in shares?
In the 119 years of the Australian Share Market, 81% of those years have produced positive returns, whilst 19% have been negative (source).
Markets do go down some times.
But they go up far more often. So provided you're not investing short term, and you're appropriately diversifying through instruments like ETF's, (which we cover in detail within the course), there is never a bad time to invest in shares.
Q: How does the Money Back Guarantee work?
We've put in a tonne of work to ensure Invest in Shares with Confidence delivers to you exactly what it says on the label.
If for some reason you're not satisfied, we offer a 100% money back guarantee within 30 days of your purchase. Our only requirement is that you complete most of the modules - ie. you give the course a genuine go.
Q: Is this a share trading course?
No. We do not adovcate short term trading which is essenially gambling. This course is for those interested in long term wealth creation.
Q: Does this course cover ETF's and LIC's?
Yes. In fact module 4 is entirely dedicated to these investment options.
GENERAL ADVICE WARNING
The information in this course is general in nature. Investing involves the risk of losing money and so it is important that you consider this when implementing aspects of this course. If you have any doubt about the suitability of the investment strategy that you develop through this course, you should consult a licensed financial adviser in your jurisdiction and obtain advice that is specific to your circumstances.