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Learning to managing our own finances and investments is what we focus on with the podcast. Just like everyone, we started with very little knowledge or experience, and learned as a beginner through interviewing our guests.

If you are just getting started, we recommend you listen to our early episodes, especially the first 50, as that is when we recorded most of the fundamental topics to answer our pressing questions.

To make it even easier, we have outlined the first 12 episodes you should listen to in order to shortcut the learning curve. These are the episodes we routinely recommend to our friends and family when they ask us for early investing advice.


  1. I have $X, where should I invest it?
  2. The Incredible Math of Compounding Interest 
  3. 12 Investment Decisions Guaranteed to Change Your Financial Life
  4. What’s your retirement number?


  1. How to Buy Stocks & Index Funds for Newbies
  2. Building the All Seasons Portfolio
  3. The 10 Commandments of Investing Success
  4. International Index Fund Allocation
  5. Lump Sum Investing vs. Dollar Cost Averaging

Real Estate Funds

  1. Cap Rates – Understanding Real Estate Yields and Valuations
  2. Real Estate Investing with Fundrise CEO

Once you are finished listening to these, we recommend you listen to more of the first 100 episodes, and augment your learning by reading some books from our recommended reading list (top 60 books) here.