You’re not alone!
Most people feel this way. Seriously. It's not just you. Just start asking your friends or co-workers if they wish they knew more about investing and I guarantee you'll get a resounding "Yes!"
That’s why I've created this course — Investing Foundations for Canadians. I wanted to be able to provide a straight-forward course to my financial counselling clients, blog readers & podcast listeners so they could learn the most important aspects of investing in a short amount of time.
Not only that, I wanted to fix this confidence issue I see in so many people I talk to! We all know that investing is pretty much the only way we'll grow our wealth and be able to afford retirement, but so many people are too paralyzed with fear that they don't do anything about it!
This fear and lack of confidence with investing ends right here with this course. If you finally want to take charge of your financial future, this is the way to do it.
To learn more about how I came up with this idea for a course, here’s a little bit about me and how I can teach you how to create a solid investing foundation for yourself.
I’m a personal finance expert, Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada®, speaker, podcaster and founder of the Millennial Money Meetup®.
Basically, I’m a huge money nerd. I eat, sleep and breathe personal finance because it’s really not about calculations or even dollars and cents. Personal finance and taking control of your money means freedom, opportunity and choice. And when I learned all that as I was struggling to stay afloat in my early 20s, I was hooked.
Even though I've pretty much always been fascinated by money, I sure as hell wasn’t born rich. I came from a very frugal middle class family who didn’t have a lot but did the best with what they had. Because of that, from an early age I learned how important it was to not go into debt and live within your means (and that advice itself is priceless!).
Still, I couldn’t help but want more. I didn’t always want to live on a strict budget. I wanted to be able to travel, buy my own house one day and maybe even retire early.
So, once I graduated from university, I started reading every personal finance book and blog out there. Eventually, I was inspired enough to start my own blog, and then podcast.
Now, 8 years later, my full-time job is to educate others about personal finance through my blog, podcast, videos and events.
Understanding how to manage my money, and grow my wealth through investing, literally changed my life. When I graduated university (with a film degree no less), I thought I was destined to be a starving artist for the rest of my life. Instead, I decided to take control of my money, not let money control me.
If you want to take control of your financial future too, read on to learn how Investing Foundations for Canadians is what you've always been looking for.
"I would highly recommend this course! Everyone should have a basic understanding of finances and investing and this course does just that. Jessica does a great job breaking down terms and concepts so they are easy to understand and digest. She's so knowledgeable and also includes links to great resources. If you're thinking of purchasing, just do it! You'll thank yourself later for investing in yourself! Thank you Jessica for creating this!"
- Taylor Hornbeck (Ontario, Canada)
"This course was so well designed and was presented in a logical and easy to understand order. I am going to recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn more about investing!"
- Brian Rump (Ontario, Canada)
"Although this course is designed for Canadians, I am American and able to relate to almost all of it! For anyone who is new with investing, this course breaks it down to make your next financial step easier."
- Bridgett Bisceglia (Massachusetts, USA)
"This is an absolutely fantastic course! If I may make one recommendation, incorporating more visuals in the video presentations and graphs without making it "flashy" would go a long way. I'm a VERY visual learner and I wouldn't have gotten through the course if you didn't have the video presentations, but I found they even had a lot of text in them. That's about the only thing that stuck out to me the most."
- Nicholas Blackwell (Ontario, Canada)
"I've been listening to Jessica's podcast and I initially started because I wanted to get into investing. Once I found out she had a course I was very interested. I'm glad I took the course because it gave me the confidence to invest. It gave me the confidence to want more for my family."
- Daniel Madden (Alberta, Canada)
"Overall, this course is well laid out. I do recommend this course for starters. I wish I was exposed to this or these kinds of courses when I landed in Canada in 2002. My financial life would have been far better than what it is now - that's for sure :-)"
- Sandeep Tanjor (Alberta, Canada)
"During the past six months I have slowly been piecing together the knowledge I need to feel confident about investing. I wish I was aware of this course from the very beginning as it provides a solid foundation to understanding the basics of investing in Canada, and also offers a ton of valuable resources to continue learning once you finish the course. Jessica describes all of the content in plain terms, and breaks down the financial jargon so it is easy to understand. I highly recommend this course if you are a beginner like myself, and want to learn more information about common types of investments, accounts, and strategies to get you started, headache free. Thanks Jessica!"
- Kellen Spender (Alberta, Canada)
"I signed up for this course to get a clearer picture of financial stuff and I definitely got that. I am a 50-year-old nurse who has let my husband do the bulk of the financial planning over the course of my life. He has been great, but I felt like it was time I learned about it all myself. This course gave me a great overall understanding of the terminology used and the concepts in the financial world. I feel much more confident! I even felt brave enough to start investing with a robo-advisor."
- Bonnie Sydora (British Columbia, Canada)
"Jessica's course dusts off what we thought we knew about investing and gives a deeper understanding of many of the terms that are thrown around when talk around the water cooler turns to investing and retirement savings. I feel more confident now to take some action around my current investments and make more educated decisions going forward. Highly recommended! "
- Penny Helstrom (Manitoba, Canada)
"Fantastic! Thank you, Jessica. This course provided the perfect foundation for me to start doing some research and asking the right questions when it comes to investing."
- Emma Taylor-Isherwood (Ontario, Canada)
"The Investing Foundations for Canadians course was very informative and a great course for beginners like me! I would highly recommend this course to everyone!"
- Sarah Greening (Saskatchewan, Canada)
"This is a very well-designed foundational investment course. It's comprehensive, thorough, and well-delivered. It's a great starter course for novices and offers a great many resources so that students can continue to learn more about investment."
- Cecilia Cheung (British Columbia, Canada)
"This course is great for beginners! I've known for years that I needed to start investing yesterday, but not understanding the different investing products and mechanics of investing kept holding me back. Taking this course helped me understand the different ways I could invest for different goals and I feel so much better about moving forward without being completely clueless!"
- Heather Currie (Saskatchewan, Canada)
I want to make sure you get as much out of this course as humanly possible, which is why on top of all the awesome lessons and materials you’ll get in the course, I'm also offering 3 amazing bonuses!
Once you've finished learning the foundations of investing, there's a BONUS module all about planning for your retirement you won't want to skip!
That’s right, as soon as you enroll in the course, you’ll be granted lifetime access to the course. That means you’ll never be kicked out and can do the course whenever you want, as often as you want.
On top of lifetime access, you’ll also benefit from any updates and improvements made to the course, so you’ll always have the latest version.
Whether you're a beginner who has hardly any investing knowledge, or you have some knowledge but want to gain a better understanding of the terms and concepts of investing Canada, this course is for you!
I go through all the important aspects of investing in Canada, like different investment products and accounts, so you can gain clarity, build your financial confidence, and know what questions to ask and what steps to take next to invest for your goals the way you want.
If you're an experienced or advanced investor who already knows the ins-and-outs of investing, you may already know most of what's taught in this course. Just take a look at the lessons outlined above. If you already know what an ETF is, how to determine your risk tolerance, and how to rebalance your portfolio, this course is not for you.
This course is a foundational course, meaning it's meant to help those who don't have much or any investing knowledge but want to change that. If you're well-versed in day-trading or are a DIY investor, you're too advanced for this course.
This course is also geared towards pre-retirement investors. This is aimed to help investors plan for their future financial goals, like retirement, but it doesn't include any significant information for investors already in retirement.
Why should I learn about investing from you?
Great question! To give you some background, I'm an Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada® and have taken numerous in-depth investing courses through the Canadian Securities Institute. I'm also working towards my Personal Financial Planner® designation.
All in all, I've not only spent hundreds of hours, but over 3 years studying the topic of investing in Canada. Moreover, the content in this course is heavily researched, with all my references and sources listed in the course's bibliography.
Lastly, this course has been reviewed by a group of beta-testers with various financial backgrounds to ensure all information is accurate and helpful.
Do you offer investing advice?
No, I do not. I am not an investment advisor or portfolio manager, and will not provide any specific advice. Everything in this course is for educational purposes only. Needless to say, I won't be liable for any investing decisions you make after purchasing the course.
How long will I have access to the course?
Forever, or until I decide to shut it down sometime in the future. In other words, you'll have access to this course for as long as it exists so you can work through it at your own pace.
Is the listed course price what I'll end up paying at checkout?
You bet it is! All of my courses are priced in Canadian dollars and include sales tax. What you see is what you'll pay.
I want to tell my friends/family/audience about this course. Is there an affiliate program?
Yes there is! All students are eligible to become affiliates after purchasing and completing the course. More information about my affiliate program will be available in the course.
Do you offer refunds?
I've got a specific question, who should I contact?
You can contact me, Jessica Moorhouse, the course instructor. Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are some other things I should be aware of before signing up?