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Stock Market Investing for Financial Independence & Retiring Early (FIRE)
Stock Market Investing for Financial Independence & Retiring Early (FIRE)
Everything you need to know about investing in the stock market for FIRE
This Course Includes:
4+ hours of on-demand video
Absolutely NO boring PowerPoints. Instead, we talk to you face-to-face (like our YouTube videos). Keeping you engaged all 21 modules (4.5 hours).
Your own investment plan
In this course, we share our specific holdings in our investment accounts and we include a 19-page pdf investment plan for you to download and fill out, so that you can create your own individual investment plan, too!
30+ investing resource
Our resources include homework assignments, summary notes, and a list of additional resources that include additional investing tips that you can print and take with you anywhere
What You'll Learn:
This course consists of more than four hours of video instruction, more than thirty resources, and a 19-page downloadable pdf investment plan for you to fill out and create based on the information you learn from the course.
The video instruction is broken into twenty-one modules. Each module focuses on different investing topics, with the modules presented in sequential order.
We begin the course by discussing the steps you should take before you begin investing. We also discuss how to calculate your FIRE number and how that number relates to your overall investment portfolio and your withdrawal strategy during retirement. We then share stock market history information, historical market perspectives, and the mentality behind investing.
We go over the different types of investment accounts that may be available to you (including tax-advantaged and non-tax advantaged accounts) and we discuss the various types of fees associated with different types of investments. We discuss the key characteristics to look for when picking a brokerage company and we walk you through how to open a brokerage account, how to fund the account, and how to set the account up for automatic investments.
We discuss how to structure your order of investing and the different types of investments that you can add to your portfolio (including index funds, ETFs, REITs, individual stocks, and bonds). We discuss the key factors you need to consider when deciding on your asset allocation. We walk you through how to research different types of investments and what to look for when you’re investing in different assets, such as index funds, ETFs, REITs, and individual stocks.
We discuss whether you should lump sum your money into your investments or whether you should dollar cost averaging. We also discuss how to rebalance your portfolio, common investing mistakes to avoid, and how to invest during a recession and bear markets.
At the end of the course, we put everything together so that you can take action and invest.
“When you invest, you're buying a day you don't have to work.”
- Aya Laraya
Watch our course intro NOW!
Module 1 - Introduction & Overview
video icon Welcome! (4:16)
text icon Download your Stock Market Investing Plan for FIRE and start your course!
text icon Module 1 Assignment: Section I of Your Investment Plan
Module 2 - Steps to Take Before You Begin Investing
video icon Establishing an Emergency Fund (3:25)
video icon Pay off High Interest Debt (2:45)
text icon Module 2: Summary Notes
Module 3 - Starting With a Goal & Achieving FIRE
video icon Calculating Your FIRE Number (4:14)
video icon The Trinity Study (6:57)
text icon Module 3: Summary Notes
text icon Module 3: Assignment #1 (Start With a Goal)
Meet Your Instructors
Hello, We’re Amon & Christina (Your Instructors)
We’re former federal government employees that focused on saving, making, and investing money so that we could grow enough wealth in our investments to never have to work again.
And, guess what? We did it! At the age of 39, we reached financial independence, quit our jobs, and . . . we retired!
If you’re interested in learning how to invest in the stock market on the road to financial independence and retiring early (i.e., FIRE) - this course is for you!
"Reaching FIRE has allowed us to spend more time with each other and with our daughters. We get to live every day to the fullest!"
- Amon & Christina Browning
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for various different investors, including:
People that are new to investing;
People who have dabbled in and out of investing, but want to become financially literate to become a long-term investor;
People who may have been investing for quite some time, but haven’t gotten their intended results or haven’t understood the consequences of their investment strategies; and
people who have been investing with a financial advisor and are looking to gain financial literacy to begin investing on their own.
Basically, if you’re interested in financial independence and you want to learn more about investing in the United States stock market in order to reach financial independence – this class is for you!
How long does it take to complete the course?
The video instruction is broken up into twenty-one modules, with each module being broken up into smaller sizes that are easy to digest and stay engaged. In total, the video instruction is approximately 4.5 hours. However, the course also contains homework assignments, summary notes, additional resources, and your own personalized investment plan to create. With that in mind, the timeframe and the pace at which you complete the course is completely up to you!
How long will I have access to the course?
After enrolling in the course, you have unlimited access to the course for as long as you like. You should feel free to watch each module back-to-back or take your time and go through each module at your own relaxed pace. More importantly, once you complete the course, you have unlimited access – so you can come back and watch the videos whenever you want!
What if I’m a non-U.S. citizen?
While certain portions of the course are applicable to everyone, some content refers specifically to tools, options, and investments available only to people who can invest in the United States stock market. If you are a non-U.S. citizen, certain tools, options, and investments discussed in the course may not be available to you. Accordingly, if you are a non-U.S. citizen and looking to invest in non-U.S. markets, this course is not for you.
What if I’m a U.S. citizen but live outside of the United States?
There are certain requirements that you must meet if you intend to invest in the U.S. stock market while living outside of the United States – even if you are a U.S. citizen. Because some of the content of this course refers specifically to certain tools, options, and investments available only to people who can invest in the United States stock market, please consider your unique circumstances (and whether living abroad will allow you to invest in U.S. markets) before signing up for this course.please reach out to us to get your questions answered before you decide to sign up for the class.
The content in this course, our website, and our YouTube videos are for educational purposes only and merely cite our own personal opinions. In order to make the best financial decision that suits your own needs, you must conduct your own research and seek the advice of a licensed financial advisor if necessary. Know that all investments involve some form of risk and there is no guarantee that: 1) you will be successful in making, saving, or investing money; 2) you won't experience any loss when investing; or 3) that once you reach your FIRE number, your money will last forever during your retirement. Always remember to make smart decisions and do your own research!