Investing Strategies of the Wealthy
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Investing Strategies of the Wealthy

Learn Investing Skills of the Rich to Become Financially Independent
4.4 (4 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.
257 students enrolled
Created by Greg Vanderford
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make successful investments in the stock market, real estate, and other asset classes
  • Analyze businesses and other assets using "fundamental analysis"
  • Judge the safety of an investment across asset classes
  • Speak with fluency using financial and investing jargon
  • Compound money at a satisfactory rate in order to achieve financial independence
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Requirements
  • Basic understanding of finance
Description

Famous author and real estate investor Robert Kiyosaki talks about what the wealthy teach their kids that the poor do not. 

There is a large segment of society that has been taught that studying money and finance is bad or somehow makes you greedy. 

This very unfortunate for those who are taught to think this way because we all need money to survive in the modern world.

In this course, you will learn how the wealthy think about money and investing. 

We will cover specific examples of how they make very safe low-risk investments that have a very high probability of success, as well as how they avoid losing money.

One of the reasons investing seems so complicated to most people is because all of the "talking heads" on TV make it seem like some sort of mystery by using complicated finance vocabulary that most people never learn

In this course, I will explain things in a way that is very clear and easy for anyone to understand.

You will learn:

1. How the wealthy think about money and investing

2. How to choose safe investments 

3. How to identify risky investments

4. How to build a successful stock portfolio

5. How to invest successfully in real estate

6. How to use the tax code to save money and increase wealth

7. How to avoid getting scammed by con artists selling get rich quick schemes

8. How to build wealth over time with little risk

Warren Buffett has said that it's pretty easy to become "well-to-do" slowly, but it's very difficult to get rich quick. 

In this course, I will teach you how to invest no matter how much money you have starting out, or even if you have no money at all. 

Most people don't become financially independent due to lack of financial education, not because it's impossible for the average person.

I will show you how I was able to quit my job and live off of my investments, and anybody else with a strong desire to be financially free can do the same!

Who is the target audience?
  • Strong desire to build wealth over time
  • Curious about finance and investing
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
02:49:32
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Introduction
1 Lecture 09:52

The wealthy think about money differently than the rest of us. Instead of thoughts of scarcity and fear, thinking about money is exciting and energizing for the wealthy because they know how to use it to create passive income, long term growth of their asset base, and generally achieve many things in life that the average person can only dream about. It is this shift in thinking that we discuss in this lesson and one that each of us must make in order to start thinking, and then behaving like the small group of successful investors and business people in our society.

Preview 09:52
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How the Wealthy Think About Money
4 Lectures 52:55

It's not just a different way of thinking about money that separates the wealthy from the rest of us. They also think about work differently. They view it as something that should be fun and exciting and pursue opportunities that fit their passions. In short, they view work and life as a game that never ends, which leads to great financial success because we get better at whatever it is we practice. If you practice building wealth and making money, you continuously improve until it's almost effortless.

A Different Way of Viewing Work
09:57

A Different Way of Viewing Investing
14:13

One often overlooked aspect of successful people is that they are actually very risk-averse. While it may look on the outside that business people and investors take large risks with their money, they actually only invest in things that they have analyzed very carefully before putting any capital at risk. In order to build wealth ourselves, we must develop the skill of carefully scrutinizing all potential investments and businesses, and in this lesson you will begin learning how to do it.

How to Avoid Risky Investments
12:17

Similarly to knowing how to avoid risky investments, you have to be able to avoid scams and con artists throughout your investing life. Some of the smartest people in the world fall victim to scams for many reasons that we will learn about in this lesson. In order to avoid being conned, you have to know how these cons work and remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it most certainly is.

How to Avoid Scams and Con Artists
16:28
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How to Choose the Right Asset Class for You
3 Lectures 34:56

Everyone has their own style of investing and building wealth. It is important to learn about different investment vehicles in order to choose those that are right for you. For some of us, real estate is easy to understand and makes sense. We may also have a particular interest or talent for interior design or valuing properties. On the other hand, the stock market and analyzing businesses may be of interest to us and our talent may lie there. In this lesson you will learn why the stock market may be the best option for you.

Why the Stock Market is the Best Investing Vehicle for Some People
13:21

Everyone has their own style of investing and building wealth. It is important to learn about different investment vehicles in order to choose those that are right for you. For some of us, real estate is easy to understand and makes sense. We may also have a particular interest or talent for interior design or valuing properties. On the other hand, the stock market and analyzing businesses may be of interest to us and our talent may lie there. In this lesson you will learn why real estate may be the best option for you.

Why Real Estate is the Best Investing Vehicle for Some People
14:35

Everyone has their own style of investing and building wealth. It is important to learn about different investment vehicles in order to choose those that are right for you. For some of us, real estate is easy to understand and makes sense. We may also have a particular interest or talent for interior design or valuing properties. On the other hand, the stock market and analyzing businesses may be of interest to us and our talent may lie there. In this lesson you will learn why alternative investments that are less mainstream may be the best option for you.

Crypto-Currencies and Alternative Investments
07:00
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How to Safely Invest in the Stock Market
2 Lectures 16:38

With investing, there are strategies that are almost certain to work over time. In this lesson you will learn how to invest successfully in the stock market in the easiest way possible so you can sleep well at night knowing you are getting richer every day.

Preview 06:51

For those that are not satisfied with average returns, this lesson covers strategies that have been proven to make people rich more quickly in the stock market. The trick is, how to employ these strategies while minimizing risk. In this lesson, you will learn how the wealthiest individuals got that way through stocks.

How to Get Really Rich in the Stock Market
09:47
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How to Safely Invest in Real Estate
2 Lectures 16:46

As with the stock market, there are ways to invest in real estate that are very safe and easy. In this lesson you will learn the easiest ways to invest in real estate that provide peace of mind and very little expertise.

The Easiest Way to Invest in Real Estate
07:31

For those not satisfied by long term average returns from their properties, this lesson will teach you the strategies that real estate investors have used to get rich very quickly, and recognize market conditions that may lead to this result.

How to Get Really Rich in Real Estate
09:15
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How to Live Off Your Investments
2 Lectures 28:42

It is one thing to be a successful investor but another thing entirely to know when to cash in your chips and begin living off of your investments without the risk of running out of money. Financial advisors give different strategies and opinions about when you have enough cash producing assets or stocks to begin living off them entirely. As someone who currently lives off their investments, I will teach you how to think about this complex problem.

How to Know When You Can Quit Working and Live Off Your Investments
12:03

Taxes may be a topic that most of us hate to think about. But the rich understand that minimizing their taxes has a huge impact on how rapidly they build wealth. In this lesson, you will learn strategies to reduce your tax bill and accelerate your accumulation of wealth.

How to Save Money on Taxes to Maximize Your Wealth
16:39
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 09:43

Finance and investing seems like a complicated subject but it doesn't have to be that way. As with any other topic, focusing on the fundamentals and understanding some basic principles can go a long way toward providing clarity and help us to invest in a way that is low risk and gets results. When used in combination, these fundamental principles and actions lead to long term wealth and ultimately can help us reach our goal of being completely financially independent.

Start Investing Today and Get on the Road to Financial Independence
09:43
About the Instructor
Greg Vanderford
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My courses are designed based on my many years as a teacher and student of education and business. I hold a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and have been designing curricula for over a decade.

The business, language, and chess courses that I have built on Udemy are a reflection of this experience and dedication to education. My goal is to reach as many people as possible with my courses, which is why I have chosen the internet and the Udemy platform as my ideal mode of delivery.

The following is a little more about my expertise and background. I was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. I attended the University of Idaho where I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2004. After a few years in the work force as an account manager I moved to Vietnam where I lived for over 5 years.

While in Vietnam I taught English as a second language for almost 2 years to students of all ages and backgrounds. For the 3 final years that I lived there I opened and ran a sports training company called Saigon Sports Academy. We coached sports such as soccer, chess, tennis, and basketball as well as ran large sporting events such as tournaments and leagues. My positions while at the company included Director of Strategic Initiatives as well as Director of the Chess Program.

While living in Vietnam I became fluent in the Vietnamese language and developed a deep love for teaching and traveling internationally. I then came back in the United States to work on a masters degree in education so that I would be an even more effective teacher in the future. It is my wish to be a positive force for education in the world, and to inspire my current and future students to be the best that they can be in whatever they do.