This site is dedicated to helping you learn how to understand investing and how to have your money make money. By becoming a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Investor there are many benefits which you can gain.
My goal is to provide the tools and knowledge needed for each of you to understand how investing works, and how to manage your own investment portfolio if you choose to do so. Once you understand those things, then your money can begin to make money for you; whether you are working, eating, or sleeping, and everything in between.
For some of you, that will be very simple, because you will be a passive investor wanting to spend as little time as possible thinking about your investments. For others, this will mean in-depth technical explanations of theory, and practiced examples to demonstrate the intermediate and advanced parts of investing.
No matter what type of investor you are, no matter how much money you have, and no matter what mistakes you may have made in the past, this website will help you be successful.
The focus of this blog will be almost exclusively on investing. There are literally thousands of personal finance blogs out there with great content and I have no need to replicate the work that so many people are writing. I will cover a few basics of personal finance in my first set of posts to make sure we have a foundation to work from. However, beyond that, I will write about what you need to know in order to become a successful investor.
There are many different types of investments. Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate, as well as alternative investments such as Private Businesses, Hedge Funds, Master Limited Partnerships, and even less finance related investments such as using coupons or shopping for sales.
My expertise is mainly in stocks and bonds, so I will begin there and focus on those. I will delve into the particulars of some of the other forms of investing, most particularly real estate, and some of the alternative investments as we reach the point of more advanced study, for those who wish to call themselves “DIY Investors.”
Structure of the Blog
This blog is built upon the premise that every individual is unique and each of you as readers come here for different reasons. I know that my audience will not all want to become hardcore DIY Investors. That’s not only acceptable, that’s to be commended. We all have different areas in life which we want to spend our time focused on, and investing is most certainly not something that clicks with everyone. You will be provided with methods suited for each style of investing, so that you can be happy and comfortable with your investment decisions.
I have been fascinated with investing for a really long time and over the years have taught myself how to invest my own money without anyone’s help. I worked really hard at doing this, and then realized that very few people knew what they were doing with their money, let alone how to invest it and manage their own investment portfolio. For a while, I just continued to invest my own money and not worry about what others were doing. Over time, some of my friends and colleagues started to ask me questions about my investing, or showed interest in learning more. I decided that I could help out a lot more people by providing a simple, straightforward guide that anyone could access online. That is what this blog is, and my inspiration for starting it.
I have also noticed that there are a lot of myths and superstitions about investing. There are many people who are scared to invest, or mistrust the stock market, labeling it as a “gambling.” It is my hope that I can disprove those myths which prevent people from becoming successful investors and walk you through the process of understanding what it means to invest.
I am not a long-time expert at investing, and I certainly don’t know everything there is to know. However, I hope to teach you how to invest simply by using the same methods that I learned myself. Clear and simple examples, evidence, exploration of investing theories, case-studies, and reviews on books which anyone interested in investing should read for themselves.
Planned posting schedule
My currently planned schedule is to post a blog post 3 times a week. I plan to have a post online every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, just in time to read after most day workers get off work. It is possible that I will change this posting schedule over time. I hope you will check back regularly and learn a lot from what you read. If there is anything in particular that you have a question about or want me to cover, please send me a question through the contact form.
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