HoW to START INVESTING - THE GUIDE

Given a reasonable time horizon and if you follow right principles you have, by historical standards, no chance of losing money.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO INVEST?

LEARN THE JARGON

Let's speak the same langauge

“Imagine someone telling you that wandering around Tokyo with the underground is easy…while omitting ‘if you speak Japanese’. WIth Investing it’s the same. Sure, opening an account with an online broker/robo-advisor and setting up a monthly transfer is not that complicated; the hard part is before those steps. It is learning the language”.

As a Nicola Protasoni put it, Personal finance can be confusing, especially if you’re new to it.

ETFs, Passive Investing, Bear Market or FIRE – what do all the terms financial bloggers use actually mean?

 

Fortunately, Kathrin explains some basic concepts in plain english.

 

About Investing but also the why – reaching financial independence. It took her years to learn about the various concepts and strategies. You can do it in days.

UNDERSTAND WISE INVESTING

Read about 'Wise Money'

When Raph started the website, his first article asked a question that has been widely shared.

 

What if you could only buy into ONE single investment and HODL (Hold on For Dear Life)?

It stated a simple fact that is widely ignored, as much by Wall Street as by Main Street Investors. Investing can be simple and highly efficient. But Wall Street has no incentive for you to realize this fact. Worse, it will keep you distracted, because this way fees can flow to brokers and asset managers. 

 

You should consider simple investing, because part of the ‘why’ is spending more time on other things that matter more in life.

 

We coined the term ‘Wise Money Investing’, as opposed to ‘Smart Money’ as Wall Street defines itself. But Wise Money can win. Learn why.

MOVIES & BOOKS ABOUT THE 'WHY'

A FEW ARTICES TO GET YOU STARTED

HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST FUNDS

YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT VANGUARD

If not, learn why you shoud consider it

In 2007 by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vanguard wrote a book summarizing his investing philosophy.

 

In essence, the advice is simple: invest in a broad market index fund and hold for the long term. A year later, Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, threw down the gauntlet to his friends over at the elite hedge funds. The challenge?

 

He stated that, with all their genius and intellectual firepower, hedge fund returns could not beat the returns given by the humble S&P 500 Index Fund over a nine-year period. 

The consideration? A mere million dollars. Warren won, you can too.

 

Read Why You Should Consider Vanguard as a Beginner.

OUR BOOK SELECTION

Grab a Good Book

You can also grab a book to get familiar with key investing concepts. We have reviewed the most relevant for you and rated the books based on the following criteria:

 

– Being Beginner-Friendly

– Being centred on helping you become Financially Independent;

– Explaining how to benefit from the Stock Market intuitively

– Tackling personal finance know-how

– Providing an introduction to local Investment Funds, Products and Portfolio Construction.

 

Read our Book Comparison.

INVESTING BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS

LATEST ARTICLES FOR BEGINNERS

REACH FINANCIAL FREEDOM SOONER

Don’t spend your entire life working a job you don’t love so that you can maybe retire at 65. 

Make your money work for you while you sleep. 

Your portfolio should so simple that you are able to explain it to your Golden Retriever. 

Given a reasonable time horizon and if you follow right principles you have, by historical standards, no chance of losing money. 

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