Investing 101 – Your Guide To Investing


This is The College Investor, and these are a compilation of my best investing resources!  Investing is a powerful way to make your money work for you, but it comes with risks.  Learn the basics, dive in, and see your money work for you instead of you just working for your money!

The Investing 101 Course

Do you want to learn how to get started investing, but don’t even know where to begin?  What if there was a quick and easy class that walked you through everything you needed to know, step by step?  That’s what the Investing 101 Course is all about.  It’s 3 short days, designed to show you how to invest.



Getting Started…

Getting started is sometimes the hardest part of investing.  There are so many options, so much you may be unsure of, and you don’t quite know where to start.  For the basics, check out my College Student’s Guide to Investing.  Even if you are out of college, it is a great place to start.  I’ve also looked at the Best Investments for Recent Graduates, which you may find useful.

For some other tips on getting started, check out New To Investing?  It gives an overview of some basics dos and don’ts you should be aware of.

I’ve also put together a video, which you can find here: How To Screen For Stocks.

Personal experience is a great way to learn how to invest.  However, there is no need to put your own money on the line.  Read these personal stories about investing to glance their lessons learned:

Other essential readings:
And, of course, no topic would be complete without a list of what NOT to do: 5 Ways To Be A Bad Investor.


Saving For Retirement

Saving for retirement is essential for people of any age.  The earlier you start saving for retirement, the better you will be!  Here are some tools to help you get started saving right now!

First, here are the maximum contributions for 2012 for retirement accounts.

I also have these guides, which you may find useful:

You may also want to know the trouble with target date funds and the mutual fund problem, if you are thinking about them for your portfolio.
Finally, you should always ask yourself, Are You Prepared For Retirement?

Advanced Topics

This is for the people who want the nitty gritty – the good stuff.  I’ve covered a wide variety of topics here at The College Investor, but here are some advanced topics you may want to read up on.  Someday, we all hope to become accredited investors, but until then, you may want to stay away from these unless you really know what you’re doing.

Options Trading 101

Here are all my options trading related posts.


Other Trading Strategies

I’ve put together a massive list of the Most Popular Investment Strategies, which is a good read.

These are some strategies I’ve also discussed that you may find interesting:


Here are some warnings that you should take under consideration when investing:


Here are some topics you may find interesting or useful:


Learn How To Get Started Investing
Join Our Step-by-Step Online Investing Class

This is the ultimate course for people looking to get started investing but don't know how.

  • Understand the basics of the stock market
  • Learn how to open an account and what type of account to open
  • Discover the basic investments and which are right for you
  • Follow step-by-step videos that guide you through every action you must take