Learn How To Invest Like An Expert | Rule #1 Academy

Start learning from 3x New York Times Best-Selling Author and Hedge Fund Manager, Phil Town
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (16 ratings)
1,698 students

How to eliminate bad debt
How much you really need to retire comfortably
Why investing myths fuel the financial services industry
How to shift your investments from diversified funds to a concentration of a few businesses
How to find great businesses and properly evaluate them (the 4 Ms)
How to find great stocks by copying the best Rule #1 investors
The secret to getting rich that Buffett, Munger, and Einhorn use
How to take control of your money and secure a great retirement


  • No course requirements or prerequisites


The best place to start learning about Rule #1 investing is my interactive online course with 5 easy-to-follow lessons. My step-by-step teaching style will get you started on the road to financial freedom by setting you up with investing basics.

Whether you are already an avid investor looking for better returns, or have never put money into a stock or business on your own before, you need this before you move on to the next step.

If you’re like most people with financial advisors, you’re paying “experts” in the financial industry high fees for low returns. Over time, your financial advisor’s 2% commission eats at your bottom line.

Who this course is for:

  • People who want 15-20% returns, instead of the 5-10% the rest of the industry strives for
  • People tired of paying financial advisor’s fees and commissions for low returns
  • Investors looking for something better than the typical mutual fund options
  • Investors who want to take control of their own money and build their wealth
  • Individuals and couples hoping to retire early
  • Parents saving for their children's college fund
  • People who think managing real estate investments is a headache
  • People with any amount of money to invest; even zero to begin

Course content

5 sections28 lectures1h 19m total length
  • Introduction | The Rule #1 Strategy
  • Meet the Connellys
  • The Reality about Retirement
  • Eliminating Bad Debt
  • Back-Testing and Paper Trading
  • Prepare for Your First Rule #1 Investment
  • What's Your Investing Personality?
    14 questions
  • Resource: Financial Terms Glossary


Founder of Rule #1 Investing
Phil Town
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 16 Reviews
  • 1,698 Students
  • 1 Course

Phil is a 3x New York Times best-selling author of Rule #1, Payback Time, and Invested, and is a successful hedge fund manager. In 2014 Phil's Rule #1 portfolio was ranked #1 by the American Association for Individual Investors when it produced a 50% rate of return.

He was taught how to invest using the Rule #1 strategy when he was a Grand Canyon river guide in the 80's, after a member in his tour group shared the formula for successful investing. Phil started out with just $1,000 and grew it to $1.45 million in only 5 years.

He has also been featured on many TV and radio shows, including CNBC, FOX, and MSNBC. Phil has a passion for educating others, and has given thousands of people the confidence to start investing and retire comfortably.