Compared to investing with an advisor over 30 years (1% expenses + 1% fees)
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Note: You can giveaway a membership to anyone! I recommend giving it away to someone else in your household so you can both have a shared understanding of what investing means to you. Pay as little as $1/course – $10 for the entire bootcamp.
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Our free course has helped thousands of people learn
how to invest. Here's what people have said about it.
This is wonderful course to get to know what is investment and how to investiment.
There are so many comprehensive and concrete idea on how to investment.
I am so lucky to get to know this course before starting real investment.Yuko
Full of valuable knowledge that you'll wish you had known sooner, the Minimal Investor course is a fantastic introduction to the fundamentals of putting your money to work for you, so you can set out on the path to financial independence.
Through just 10 emails, the Minimal Investor course deftly guides the novice to the point where they can begin making sound investments with ease.Daniel Birmingham
This was an amazing course!
It was very easy to understand and provided so much valuable insight.
It was also great to be able to ask questions that I had and actually get a response back!
I'm new to investing, and this course has made me feel a lot more comfortable and actually create an action plan to move forward.Taylor R
Here's a look at what you should expect.
Decide you want to take control of your investments!
Go through Minafi's free Minimal Investor Course
Join the Minafi Slack Community
Complete the first month of courses at your own pace.
Have a 30-minute coaching call and set a goal for yourself.
Develop an understanding of how to invest on your own.
Create an asset allocation for your investments and get feedback on it.
Open any accounts needed and move money into.
Setup automatic transactions to invest from your paycheck.
Ditch your financial advisor and invest on your own [Optionally]
Make a plan on how you'll become financially independent! [Optionally]
Continue learning to invest at your own pace.
Ask questions to the Minafi community, or answers questions by others.
After you complete the Bootcamp, you'll be able to confidently invest on your own!
Our approach to investing is nothing new. It focuses on a few core concepts:
Notice a theme?
Grow your wealth by investing for the long-term
and by not paying out fees and taxes.
Here's a look at the full content from the Investor Bootcamp. Some courses are already released, and some are coming soon!
Learn everything you need to know to invest for the rest of your life.
10 Lessons Basic about 3 hours 871 students
A deep dive into why the stock market is one of the easiest and safest investments you can make.
7 Lessons Basic about 2 hours
It's not about constantly monitoring the market and making trades. Learn how long-term investors grow their wealth without the need to constantly monitor them.
7 Lessons Basic about 1 hour
Compound interest, diversification, fees and taxes make up the core pillars of a solid investing strategy.
7 Lessons Advanced about 1 hour
Let's take everything we've learned and put it together. We'll analyze a number of funds and go through the process of how to narrow funds down to the one that's just right for you.
3 Lessons Intermediate 23 minutes
Plan out what funds you'll invest in and in which accounts for maximized diversification and tax-efficiency.
6 Lessons Intermediate about 2 hours
Open any accounts you need to invest and make your actual investments.
7 Lessons Advanced about 2 hours
If you're currently investing with a financial advisor, managing your own money can save you a bunch over a lifetime.
3 Lessons Advanced about 2 hours
Make a plan for how you'll invest your time going forward.
10 Lessons Intermediate about 3 hours
How long will I have access to Minafi?
I don't believe in subscriptions for access. Instead, all Minafi plans give you access for as long as Minafi is around for. I strive to keep Minafi's costs down which should allow it to be around for many many years to come.
Could I learn the contents of this bootcamp on my own?
Absolutely! The investing strategy I lay out in this bootcamp is the same one recommended by Warren Buffett, John Bogle and investment advisors around the world – diversified, low-fee, index-fund investing.
If you'd like to try to learn this on your own without the bootcamp, I highly recommend reading The Bogleheads Guide to Investing which will give an amazing overview of how to invest in the same way I go over in this bootcamp.
How does the give away account work?
When you sign up, you'll be able to invite one other person to join on that account. They'll get forever access to all courses as well! On your dashboard you'll have a place to invite them in by email address. You'll be able to see what percent of the bootcamp they've completed and they'll be able to see yours.
Personal finance is a household thing. When everyone in the household understands the finances, it lowers anxiety throughout a home. I sincerely hope this helps you both develop a shared, confident relationship with money and investing. If you'd rather share it with a friend, that's awesome too!
Is there any time limit for completing a course or the entire bootcamp?
Not at all. All courses are self-directed and self-paced. You can take it over a weekend or only visit Thursday nights when there's a full moon (Minafi's most popular day). Whatever works for you.
How do the coaching calls work?
The intro call is a 1-hour video call. If you prefer it to be audio only, we can also do a phone call or an audio only Skype call. I have a calendar that allows you to pick a time when you want to meet and we'll meet then – just the two of us.
These calls don't expire, so you can use them whenever you want. I highly recommend using it towards the beginning. Based on where you are in your investing journey, I'll provide a list of things for you to bring to the chat so we can get the most out of our time together. Many people have mentioned that just getting these things organized has been immensely helpful!
What devices will the courses work on?
All courses are designed to be viewed with a web browser. They'll work on a computer, tablet or phone and tested with Chrome, Safari and Firefox. So long as you can watch videos on Vimeo you're good.
Can I take a course more than once?
Yep! You'll have full access to take and re-take each course from now until the end of time.
Can I really pay whatever I want?
Yes, pay whatever you like! $1, $100, $1,000 – whatever. Minafi is a passion project I started after I retired. I don't need Minafi to make money to pay my bills. This money goes to keep Minafi running, pay for it's hosting costs and fund new projects and visualizations.
What if I have questions about the course?
There are a few options here!
How do I resume a course?
After logging in, you'll be able to see your current progress in all of your current courses on your dashboard. You can jump back into any course you've started from there, or check out the courses list to find a new course to start.
How long will I have access to the courses?
You'll have access for as long as Minafi is around (hopefully many years!). In the distant future when robots have risen and Minafi eventually shuts down, I'll give you a chance to download all content you've purchased before it disappears (assuming the robot overloads permit this).
Will I really get access to new courses?
Yep! There are no subscriptions here. Pay once and get access to everything. I don't have plans to create more courses on Minafi beyond the 10 in the Minafi Investor Bootcamp but if there are more, you'll get access to those too.
What's the difference between the free and paid courses?
Two big things. 1) The first course is 100% free to everyone and focuses on basic concepts for investing. These are a great place to get started though! 2) The free course does not include any videos. Some of the paid courses do, with more videos on the roadmap.
If I don't like the bootcamp can I get a refund?
Absolutely. There's a 30-day money back guarentee. This guarentee is for all plans. Just drop me a line and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
What is the format of the courses?
All courses on Minafi contain some combination of text, video, tasks, quizes and interactive elements. You can check out the course page for any course to see what is included.
The videos include some slides, but are often screencaptures of me actually investing or showing how to make real-world decisions. I love the interactive elements most. Those are helpful tools to visualize and understand topics using your own information and visualizing the results.
How long are the courses?
Each course on Minafi is different, but I try to keep them between 1 and 4 hours. This timeframe includes consuming content and completing all activies associated with the course. The total content for all courses right now is estimated to be 17 hours and 20 minutes. Whew, that's a lot!
Can I watch a course our of order?
You can. They're designed to be watched in order, but you should certainly skip lessons on topics you already know, or if you want to jump to learn a specific concept. Content is designed to build within each course, so lessons may reference parts from earlier in the course.
Give the Bootcamp a shot! If it's not a good fit,
you can get a full refund for 30 days.