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How to Get an Instant Investment Education for Beginners

Most investing beginners have the same problem. Too many resources, not enough money to access them all. But I have a solution. It’s why I’ve written this post, “How to Get an Instant Investment Education for Beginners”.

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“How to Get an Instant Investment Education for Beginners” is the 3rd post in the series “How to Make Your Money Grow”, which has practical tips for investors to help them free up more money to invest with.

Investor’s Guide
001 How to Make Your Money Grow Intro
002 The deceptive American Dream today: a $100,000 mistake
003 How to Get an Instant Investment Education for Beginners
004 Budgeting for Beginners: Budgets, Investing, and Personal Finances
005 Eliminating Tax Consequences with Your Investing
006 Writing for Investing Websites (and Getting Paid)
007 How I turned my Investing Blog into a 4 digit Business
008 Monetize a Blog with these Advanced Blogging Strategies

Before I reveal this solution, the instant investment education for beginners, I want to show you why this education is important.

Investment Education: Why?

Ever look hard at a $100 bill? Do you know whose face is on there? That face is Benjamin Franklin’s, and he is one of the most important men in history.

You might remember him for his discoveries in electricity, involving a kite and lightening. Or, you might remember him as one of the founding fathers, and as the “First American”. You might even remember him as the very successful author of Poor Richard’s Almanack.

But you might not be aware of his humble beginnings.

You see, Franklin had so many accomplishments. It’d take a very, very long email to go through them all. But not many people remember how he became so successful.

Ben grew up in a crowded household with 13 children. He only went to school for 2 years. That’s right, he dropped out of elementary school after 2 years! At just 10 years old, Ben had to work at his dad’s shop. He hated every minute of it.

But he loved books.

After some time as his older brother’s apprentice, and then some work with another editor, Benjamin was finally able to pursue his passions. By 24, he had his own publishing business.

It was then that he fought for a paper currency in Pennsylvania, with his pamphlet called “The Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency”. He was successful in his efforts, and went on to be successful many more times.

Franklin retired from working at the age of 42, to devote himself to philosophy and science. He amassed a great fortune, and made such an impact in the world.

So how did a man who only went to school for 2 years become so successful?

Benjamin Franklin’s Secret

Let his own words answer that. 

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

And… “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”

See, Benjamin Franklin understood the power of knowledge. He was the ultimate example of self education. Throughout all his early struggles, one thing remained constant. His love for books.

If you want any chance of success, wealth, and happiness, you MUST pursue knowledge. The best way to do this is through books.

I’ve read tons of investing books. I’m glad that I’ve read every single one of them. Each book does more for me than a lifetime of careless mistakes in the stock market would.

But the problem is, books are expensive. Even a book or two a month can really put a strain on a budget, and discourage a beginner. That’s why this instant investment education for beginners will be so beneficial to you. I’ve spent months collecting as much knowledge as I can. Here’s what I’ve learned.

Mistakes Make Good Lessons

Sometimes the dumbest mistakes are the most helpful.

Why? Mistakes are good at teaching lessons. If you’re smart, you’ll make a mistake and then never make it again. Now that’s something you won’t forget.

Last Christmas, I got the first generation Kindle as a gift. You know how important investing books have been for me, so you can guess I was stoked about the gift. I had been buying paperback and hardcover investing books, but that can get pricey.

Now that I had the Kindle, it was like a whole library at my fingertips. I jokingly refer to it as my precious. “Babe, where’s my precious?”

A couple of months later I was playing with our 1 year old daughter. I had my Kindle with me, and put it in my back pocket.

Then I sat on it.

Of course, I didn’t think it would break my Kindle. Part of me forgot it was in my back pocket, part of me thought I had a gorilla tank for a Kindle.

That was stupid. So I needed to get a new one. I went out and bought the Kindle Paperwhite. It made sense at first, longer battery, built-in backlight, and touch screen.

Stay away from this RIP OFF

Let me tell you, the Paperwhite is a RIP OFF.

It’s too heavy (compared to the first gen). I hate the touchscreen. My sweaty paws make it impossible to highlight anything. Plus you have to press on the touchscreen to turn the page. You don’t know how many times I accidently turned the page when trying to do something else.

Then I also got to realizing that the backlight is so pointless. The whole point of a Kindle is to feel like you’re reading a book. When do you ever read a book in the dark? I actually prefer no backlight because it feels more looking at a book instead of a screen.

If you’re gonna get a Kindle, save yourself the $50 and get the first gen. It’s way better. And if you don’t have a Kindle yet, what are you doing??

Didn’t you know you can read any book on there for free?

The Secret, Instant Investment Education for Beginners

Oops, did I just spill the beans? Yeah, a lot of people don’t know about this. When you get a kindle, you can also get free book rentals. All you have to do is sign up for the free trial of Amazon Prime (if you don’t like Prime, you can cancel after 30 days. No charge).

I repeat, that’s free book rentals for anyone with a Kindle!

This thing saves me a lot of money. Amazon Prime is just like Netflix (streaming access to so many movies for free). Plus you get free 2 day shipping on anything from Amazon. Plus the book rental feature.

Suppose you buy 1 investing book a month. That’s $10 – 20 a month. More expensive than just getting Amazon Prime.

Don’t take my word for it. Try the trial for yourself. And when you have that new Kindle, don’t sit on it like I did.

Technology has made it easier than ever for beginners today. Why aren’t you getting your instant investment education yet? You deserve to do this for yourself.

Remember… “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

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