Investing The Lazy Investor Way
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Investing The Lazy Investor Way

Investing Success In Mutual Funds, ETF, Stocks, Without Becoming A Financial Guru. Be A Better Investor And Have A Life!
4.7 (25 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,146 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Build an investment portfolio that fits them perfectly!
  • Understand key investing concepts and apply to their own situation.
  • Be able to pick from investing options and apply practical steps.
  • Set an automated investing system that does not require constant monitoring so you can enjoy your life.
  • Learn about investing with stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF, and more!
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  • There are no prerequisites for the course as course is designed for someone with no or limited investing experience.
  • Key is the willingness to learn and apply the principles.

This class was well taught and gave a good deal of clear and relevant examples to demonstrate the course concepts-Glenn O

Great course! I loved it!-Richeler A

Join 2000+ Students and become a successful investor…the lazy way!

Investing success can be achieved by anyone and by following the key principles and best practices you can have success without having to become an Investing Guru. By becoming a Successful Lazy Investor you can reach your most challenging financial goals and lead the life you dream about without spending hours and hours of  your time.

Unfortunately, the financial industry conspires against you by making it very complicated but it does not have to be that way. Take this course and turn the tables in your favor!


Not boring theory. No get rich quick scheme or a course that is designed to sell you consulting services this course has one mission and that is all about the sharing of experience and wisdom from a successful long-term investor and teaching you how you can apply it to your own goals and time horizon.

In this course you will learn all about:

  • Can I Make Money This Way...And How Your Instructor Does So You Can Replicate It
  • What Portfolio Fits You 
  • Understanding Risk And Reward
  • Key Success Factors To Implement
  • Determine Investment Vehicle Such As, Mutual Funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF),  and Individual Securities 
  • How To Quickly And Easily Evaluate Investments
  • Sample Portfolios You Can Use Such As The Lazy, Couch Potato, and Coffeehouse portfolios
  • How To Keep Your Expenses Low
  • Automate Even More And Get Expert Help With Robo Investing And Theme Investing 
  • Next Steps + Bonus Step
  • Plus Much Much More!!!

This is an awesome flagship course which means you get:

  • Hours and hours of video based HD lessons.
  • Screen-Cast Demos that walk you through concepts step by step.
  • Lifetime access to the course so you get updates and new bonus lessons for FREE.
  • Quizzes that will test and confirm your knowledge.
  • Ask questions directly of the instructor and every one of those will also be answered.
  • Supporting Links with more information to deepen your learning.
  • 30 day money back guarantee-love the course or return it with Udemy easy no questions asked policy.

Disclaimer Note: This course is for educational and informational purposes only. There will be no recommending of any particular investments such as a particular stock or mutual fund as only you know what is right for your portfolio and your comfort with risk and volatility. Consult with a Professional for specific advice. Course is for education purposes only and instructor will have no liability related directly or indirectly to any loss or damage.

Investing Is fun and it can be really fun when you see your results rise even with minimal effort!

No risk to sign up and impact could be life-changing. Learn from my experience and rapidly move ahead faster with the knowledge I will share with you. Don't delay.

Please click the TAKE THIS COURSE button in the upper right corner and let's get started!

Many thanks and I appreciate your interest and hope to see you in the course!

-Steve Ballinger

Who is the target audience?
  • Perfect course for new investor or someone with limited investing experience.
  • Great for someone with experience who is looking to learn more and apply proven solutions.
  • Not designed for Advanced Traders, Day Traders, or type of "Get Rich Quick" program
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
Getting Started Fast And Easy
5 Lectures 31:44

Why Many Investors Fail And Why You Wont

Why The Financial Industry Hates This

Quiz: Section 1

Quiz: Section 1
2 questions
Key Success Factors To Leverage In Your Favor
7 Lectures 27:53
Automation: Feed The Monster


Keep Costs Low

DIY Or Have Someone Else Do The Work--Cheaply

Periodic Checkups And Re-balancing

Lazy Investing Is Designed For The Buy And Hold Investor

Understanding The Two Investing Extremes And Which Is Better For You

Quiz: Section 2

Quiz: Section 2
2 questions
Step 1: Determine Your Personal Risk Level
2 Lectures 10:45
Risk And Risk Types

Demo: Online Risk Determination Tool

Quiz: Section 3

Quiz: Section 3
2 questions
Step 2: Determine Your Asset Allocation
3 Lectures 10:17
What Do We Mean By Asset Allocation Exactly

Quick And Easy Understanding Of Modern Portfolio Theory And Why Good For You

Quiz: Section 4

Quiz: Section 4
2 questions
Step 3 Determine Your Investment Vehicle
15 Lectures 01:47:51
Choosing A Vehicle That Fits You

What Is A Mutual Fund Really?

Active Vs. Index Funds

Mutual Fund Style Box

Mutual Fund Expenses

Demonstration: Mutual Fund Expenses

Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Similar Yet Different Than Mutual Funds

Demonstration: Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)

Balanced Funds

Demonstration: Balanced Funds

Target Date Funds

Demonstration: Target Date Funds

Fund Of Funds

Demonstration: Fund Of Funds

Individual Stocks Vs Mutual Funds & ETF Plus Key Considerations

Quiz: Section 5

Quiz: Section 5
2 questions
Sample Portfolios For The Lazy Investor With Analysis
8 Lectures 44:12
Couch Potato

Bogleheads 2 and 3 Fund Portfolios

Core 4

Coffee House Portfolio

Cowards Portfolio

Ideal Indexed Portfolio

Lazy Portfolio

Permanent Portfolio

Quiz: Section 6

Quiz: Section 6
2 questions
Robo Investing Online. Ultimate In Effective Yet Lazy Investing
7 Lectures 01:02:47
What Is Robo Investing...And Why It May Be Good For You!

Demonstration: Wealthfront

Demonstration: Betterment

Demonstration: Schwab Intelligent Portfolios

Pre-Packaged Themed Investments

Demonstration: Folio Investing

Demonstration: Motif Investing

Quiz: Section 7

Quiz: Section 7
2 questions
Next Steps
1 Lecture 03:30
Next Steps + Bonus Step
About the Instructor
Steve Ballinger, MBA
4.4 Average rating
2,454 Reviews
56,134 Students
18 Courses
Millionaire Investor & Professional Skills Teaching 53,000+

Dedicated to delivering online skill based development training where people can apply what they learned to immediate use. Steve has 25 years of experience in various leadership and management positions with a focus on training and development as well as direct international sales and operations management.

Founder Skill Build Online

Website dedicated to professional skill development in areas such as business practices and investing by leveraging online learning program development.

Director of Global Training and Program Development

Responsible for all certification training delivered in person and online for IDEAlliance which is an industry association focused on standards and best practices in the field of graphic and digital communications.

Adjunct University Instructor

Teach courses in leadership, management, and sales to University students as a part time instructor.

Public Speaker

Hired to speak at large international industry conferences and events plus lead training seminars at a variety of events.

Other Experience

Provided management consulting in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, marketing plan development, vertical market analysis, niche market analysis, and sales and other training. Plus wide area management expertise managing regional and international areas where needed to lead and manage other managers.

MBA from the University of ST Thomas Opus College Management and BSB from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Professional level member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD-Formally ASTD)