Most of you might already know I have an MBA in finance.
The original reason why I pursued the degree was that I wanted to become a better investor and learn more about the stock market. I enrolled in my part-time MBA program in January of 2010 while working full time at my corporate job.
About halfway through the program I woke up and smelled the coffee. I realized that the vast majority of the courses I was taking had nothing to do with hands-on investing or the stock market.
Most of the courses were about corporate finance and other subjects that were not necessarily correlated to what I was looking for.
Not to mention my tuition was nearly $1,000 per credit. Thinking back to those days really makes me wonder what was I thinking?!
Thankfully, I managed my finances in a way that I wasn’t relying too much on loans. My employer was also helping with part of the tuition (thank God!). However, that number still makes me cringe.
I thought about dropping out MANY times. However, I was so advanced into the program that I decided dropping out without the degree would not be a wise decision.
I ended up graduating with honors in the Spring of 2014. It actually took me longer to finish my MBA than my bachelor’s degree. I was 100% part-time and taking just 2 courses per semester.
I feel incredibly blessed that I was able to obtain a top-notch education from one of the best business schools in New York City.
I am also grateful for my undergrad education. I discovered my love for investing as a senior at the University at Albany. I wouldn’t be who I am without that strong educational foundation!
The point I am trying to make is that most of what I have learned about stock market investing (specifically) and how to become a successful investor I did not learn in an MBA program or from obtaining any “fancy degrees”.
I learned it thanks to becoming laser-focused in wanting to learn HOW to invest.
I did my due diligence and sought quality resources, books, and individuals that helped me master the skill. Not to mention 11 years of hands-on investing experience under my belt (and counting).
My disappointment with the curriculum of the MBA program inspired me to create courses and resources specifically for beginners. Targetted towards people that want to learn how to invest without all the “extras” that are typically offered within the world of formal education.
I thought about myself and the type of program I was looking for back in those days when I didn’t know any better.
In 2014, Girl$ on The Money was officially born. Almost immediately after I graduated with the MBA degree.
It took me many years of hands-on learning to understand the stock market as well as I do today.
It all started back in 2008 when I bought my first stock. I have picked up a whole lot of knowledge (and investments) along the way. I’m still learning!
I really wish that 11+ years ago I would have found a course like my Stock Investing Bootcamp to teach me what I needed to know to create a solid foundation in my investing journey.
A hands-on class on “real-life” investing would have saved me a whole lot of time and money.
But guess what – things happen for a reason and I’m grateful for it. Perhaps Girl$ on The Money would not be here today if it wasn’t for that journey.
My passion for teaching investing (and making it straightforward and simple to understand) has also inspired other courses: The ETF and Index Fund Investing course for beginners as well as our Dividend investing Bootcamp called “The Wonderful World of Dividends.” These have also been best sellers and highly rated.
From day 1, my mission with Girl$ on The Money has been to democratize investing knowledge and make it accessible to individuals that aren’t typically exposed to this amazing skill.
I’ve spent MANY years educating myself on this field through hands-on experience. Also, through the guidance of experts and mentors that have been doing this for decades.
I then take all that knowledge and organize it in a way that is practical, straight forward, and easy to understand.
I save you all the money -and most importantly – the TIME it took me to reach the level where I am at today.
Don’t be the person that spends years trying to figure things out on your own without a set path.
You can only Google terms and strategies so long before you start getting frustrated – and trigger a massive headache :).
Time is literally money and this saying becomes even more REAL when it comes to investing.
When you’re ready, I invite you to join any of our best selling investing courses.
“See you” There 🙂
Cheers to Health & Profits!
Questions? Send me a message Hello@girlsonthemoney.com
Additional Courses & Resources:
Understanding Your Investing Options: Starter Guide for Beginner Investors: New to investing and not sure where or how to begin?! This guide is for you! Check out details here.
Ready, Set Invest: A Crash Course on Being Ready to Invest – This is a highly rated 2-hour workshop where I teach you how to PREPARE and be READY to invest. To join the waiting list for the next edition, click here.
And that’s all for today. Wishing you ALL a weekend that is HEALTHY and SAFE.