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Are you just getting started with investing? It’s OK if you are confused on where to start and how to best educate yourself to improve your personal finances. It can be an intimidating process people regularly procrastinate or hand their finances over to an advisor. The good news is, it is not nearly as complicated as you may think, but it does require a commitment in basic learning and application.

Learning to managing our own finances and investments, so we can jump into the fast lane of wealth creation, is what we focus on with the podcast. Just like everyone, we started with very little knowledge or experience, and through the learnings of hosting this podcast, have become proficient in managing our investments and growing our wealth.

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 basic and fundamental learnings to answer our pressing questions and ‘scratch our own itch’.

To make it even easier, we have outlined the first 11 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


  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.