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  • The median age in the U.S. is 36.8
  • The median income in the U.S. is $51,939
  • The average 401k match is $1 for $1 up to 6%

A 36.8 year old investing 10% of their $51,939 income with a $3,116.34 match:
With just average stock market returns of 10% would have $1,114,479.31 by retirement.

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IFB39: Simple Tax Shelter: Tax Saving Instruments for Your Investments

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Welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast, this is episode 39. Andrew and I are going to respond to an email that Andrew got asking us some questions. So today we’re going to talk a little bit about some of his questions, go in-depth and answer those for him.

So without any further ado, I’m going to turn it over Andrew, and he’s going to take us through some of the questions.

  • How trading fees can affect your investments
  • How IRAs work
  • The differences between a Roth and a Traditional
  • The benefits of a 401k
  • Some pros and cons of Robinhood

Andrew: thanks, Dave, okay this is from Kurt.  Kirk says

“Hi Andrew, I recently less than two weeks ago came across your podcast and found it so useful and informative. Then I went back to the beginning and then in the process of binge listening to my way through the list of 30 some episodes.”

Andrew: which by the way I say that I highly recommend doing that I remember when I first started listening to podcasts I went through archives of the ones I liked and that’s a great way to you know get knowledge and get acclimated with what’s going on with these topics of these podcasts. so continuing to read on with the email

“before discovering the Investing for Beginners podcast I loaded RobinHood on my phone and began thinking about which stock or fund to purchase. I’m glad I found you when I did, I still don’t have a clue which will be my first purchase, but I now understand that my original selection would have been based on greed for something that is likely overpriced or has other indicators of a poor investment.”

Andrew: sidebar again, that’s very insightful and good job there Kurt at recognizing that and potentially you know you probably saved yourself thousands of dollars in losses and pain by stumbling onto this resource and really taking it to heart and picking it up really quickly, so that’s great back to the email Kurt says so [click to continue…]

IFB38: Financial Reporting and Press Releases Interview with Maj Soueidan


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Welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast, this is episode 38. I’m Dave Ahern, and we have Andrew Sather here with us tonight. Tonight we’re going to have some, the fun we have a special guest with us tonight. So we’re going to be interviewing Maj and Maj is from Geo Investing.


  • The differences between minor caps and small caps
  • Defining information arbitrage
  • The advantages of reading press releases
  • How to confirm management statements
  • The importance of footnotes in financial statements, especially subsequent events



that’s the name of his company, and he’s a very very interesting guy, and this is going to be a lot of fun so without any further ado, Maj would you take a moment and tell everybody about you and kind o fwhat you do and who you are where you from and all that kind of fun stuff.

Maj: excellent yeah well thanks guys for having me here. This is an opportunity; I love talking to other investors and learning new things and every day and hopefully be a little bit today from each other.

So you know Geo Investing was launched in 2007 when our tenth year anniversary geoinvesting.com and you know it’s you know it’s a site that we brought I co-founded with my partner Dan and you know we launched it with the intent to help educate investors about the advantages of investing and smaller capitalized companies. Small caps, minor caps you know and it to help understand how they can get an investing advantage doing that.

And you know in the increasingly competitive environment and you know we’ve been doing that and we it’s been an awesome ride, and we bring our products to our members through morning emails, through model portfolios, through a lot of proprietary research. And you know and our we call our investing call to actions which are what we’re buying and selling.

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IFB37: 5 Practical Peter Lynch Quotes for the Aspiring Beginner

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Welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast, this is episode 37. I’m Dave Ahern, and Andrew Sather is here as well. Tonight we’re going to talk about Peter Lynch quotes. This is one of Andrews’s absolute favorite investors.

He read his book quite a while ago called Beating the Street and One Up on Wall Street, and he loved them, and so we thought maybe we would chat a little bit about quotes that Peter Lynch has.

  • Find businesses that sell to other businesses or B2B
  • Know what you’re buying and why you’re buying it
  • All the math you need to invest you learn in fourth grade
  • Investment ideas can come from anywhere

And talked a little bit about his investing philosophy and his ideas and saw how they could help you with your investing. So without any further ado, I’m going to have Andrew go ahead and take us away.

Andrew: just as a disclaimer, I haven’t read One Up on Wall Street yet, that’s on my to-do list. Oh, guess I’m missing out right but Beating the Street was the first investing book I ever read.

It’s super easy to read like I just couldn’t put down the book and I mean I guess I could say the same thing about the Intelligent Investor.  But I’m aware that the Intelligent Investor is a lot harder to get through, it’s a lot drier but Beating the Street, he writes in very conversational tone.

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IFB36: Should You Buy Tesla Stock in this Bull Market?


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Welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast this is episode 36, I’m David Ahern, and Andrew Sather’s here as well. Tonight we’re going to talk about Tesla.

Tesla’s going to be our whipping boy tonight, so I’m going to start off by chatting a little bit about an article that Andrew forwarded to me. He subscribes to the Stansberry digest, and Porter Stansberry is one of Andrews mentors and one of his favorites

He sent me this email a few weeks ago that was kind of awesome, and it talks a lot about Tesla. So I thought that would be a great place for us to start and we’ll just kind of riff off of that.

So I wanted to talk a little bit about just kind of quote here from the article real quick and then we’ll kind of get into it as Porter says.

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IFB35: A Thorough Breakdown of the Dividend Discount Model

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Welcome to Investing for Beginners podcast this is episode 35. Andrew and I are going to talk about the dividend discount model today.

So we’re going to have a little conversation about a formula, this is something we haven’t done a whole lot of, and without any further ado I’m going to have Andrew go ahead and start us off

What we will learn today:

  • What the dividend discount model is
  • How to find the info to plug into the model
  • Intrinsic value can be found using this formula
  • Works best for dividend-paying companies

Andrew: Yeah, actually I was just going to give a little intro. So Dave and I are working on something on the side. Still too early to say what it is yet.

But I’m excited because we’re working on something big, and it’s something that people have asked for. I think it’s one of the best things you know we’ve ever done even with all these podcast episodes.

So today’s episode is going to be kind of derived from that. Some of the lessons that we’ll learn here really parallel. So I’m excited for this one. I also wrote an email earlier today about dividends, and obviously, I do that a lot.

But in a way it was relating dividends with evaluations, so this is kind of like perfect timing to take what we’ve been working on. Take what Dave’s been working on behind the scenes and give you guys a sneak peek of what’s to come in the future.

Dave wanted to start off with a dividend discount model or models that you have been worth looking at any kind of studying.

Dave: okay, all right awesome so well thank you for that. So dividend discount model, so this is a formula, and we’re going to talk a little bit about that formula. [click to continue…]