investing

From Zero to Hero: Get a Financial Education & Start Investing Right

Andy Tanner

Rich Dad Stock Advisor

You have no money. Checking your bank account makes you feel hopeless. But you can build success from the ashes. Whether your desire is to start a business, invest in real estate, trade stocks, or buy commodities—this information is designed to help you achieve your goals.

Over the past decade and a half I’ve had the chance to teach investing and money concepts to tens of thousands of people worldwide. It may sound hard to believe, but the results are the same for almost everyone.

As you pursue your journey to become an investor, you can gain an important new understanding of how money works. You’ll never look at it the same way again. Your confidence will grow and you’ll have a great time along the way.

I’m the author of two books: Stock Market Cash Flow and 401(k)aos. These books help people understand the financial problems they are facing with retirement. More importantly—they teach people how they can solve these problems.

The Bumpy Road to Successful Investing

The road to becoming a successful investor might be a bumpy one. That’s okay. Bumps in the road are not indicators that you are failing. The obstacles you face are a part of your journey.  

In each of my own failures, I have had to make a decision: either move forward or quit. When you decide to stand up and move forward, you transform your failure into a lesson rather than an ending. That is why I am grateful for my mistakes. I know that sounds weird. I’m not saying they were fun and I’m not saying I want to relive them, but I would not be where I am today without them.

Starting From Scratch

My goal isn’t to help the person with millions of dollars make more millions of dollars. No. This is for the single mother starting from scratch. This is for the father who was wiped out by medical bills and is trying to climb out of bankruptcy. This is for the college student who is struggling to find a field of study she feels passionate about and deeply wants to become an entrepreneur.

I have started businesses and purchased real estate without any money. The purpose of this article is to help you understand how anyone can start from nothing and build success.

At this point in your journey, take a breath. Do not become too fixated on crossing the finish line. Instead, focus on getting to the starting line. There is no recipe or equation I can hand you that will magically make you millions. But I can give you tactics used by the rich every single day. And, as a result, you will gain an understanding of how you can create something valuable from something worthless.

Doesn’t It Take Money To Make Money?

Our beliefs guide our actions, our feelings, and our thoughts. We have a lot of beliefs surrounding money. One of these beliefs is fairly common: It takes money to make money.

There are two reasons why I believe this notion of needing money to make money is false:

  1. My personal experience has taught me that it’s 100% possible to achieve success when starting with no money. I have personally reaped many thousands of dollars in cash flow for me and my family starting with absolutely nothing.
  2. In my circle of friends and mentors, I’ve seen firsthand how other people have accomplished this same thing. They have shown that it doesn’t take money to go out and make money.

Here’s even more proof for you. Consider the following famous wealthy people:

Now think about this: What if we took away all of the wealth of these people by taking every last penny from their bank accounts. Where do you think they would be in five years?

Since they don’t have any more money, do you think they would be destined for poverty?

Would we see them on the streets homeless without any hope of ever earning back what they once had?

Or do you believe that they would find their way back on top?

When I ask this question to groups of investors, almost everyone realizes that these icons would become rich again. If that is true, how could they do it? If it takes money to make money, how can a person who is absolutely penniless climb up to the highest levels of wealth again?

Is it because of dumb luck or karma?

Or is it because they possess some type of knowledge that other people don’t have?

The Answer Is Financial Education

These people, and many others, have risen to the top for a reason. They have taken responsibility for their financial education and learned how to invest properly and wisely. They didn’t take shortcuts. They continually improved their financial education levels until they obtained huge success.

If a person wants to be a concert pianist, the only thing that stands between where they are now and performing on a stage is training, good mentors, hard work, and time. The catalyst for everything is education.

The secret ingredients to every worthwhile investing strategy are financial education and effort. If you are willing to put in the work, the time, manage risk wisely, and get out of your comfort zone, you can begin to experience your own success.

Share

Written By

Andy Tanner

Andy Tanner is a world-renowned paper assets expert, successful business owner and investor.

Read more about Andy

RELATED TRAINING

 in 

INVESTING

Invest Like Warren

Invest Like Warren

How To Make Money With Assets You Don't Even Own

Andy Tanner

Watch Now
Before You Invest

Before You Invest

The 4 Secrets to Making Smarter, Safer Investment Decisions

Andy Tanner

Watch Now
Cash Flow The Stock Market

Cash Flow The Stock Market

How to Leverage the Stock Market to Create Multiple Streams of Income

Andy Tanner

Watch Now
Stock Investing 101

Stock Investing 101

How To Invest In Stocks (Even If You Have No Money To Invest)

Andy Tanner

Watch Now
article
Don’t Work for Money, Make Money Work for You: Get an Investor Education

Your 401(k) is doing nothing for you. Learn how to become an investor and start saving in a way that will ACTUALLY benefit you.

Don’t Work for Money, Make Money Work for You: Get an Investor Education

Andy Tanner

Read Now
article
Don’t Just Have Investments–Be an Investor

Tons of people have investments, but only a few are great investors. What makes the difference? Here’s a hint: it’s not luck.

Don’t Just Have Investments–Be an Investor

Andy Tanner

Read Now
podcast
A Radio Ad, The Rehab & Purposefully Networking

In this episode, Amy Mahjoory takes us through her journey from leaving corporate America and investing in Fortune Builders, to building her real estate empire. Learn firsthand how you too can Network with a Purpose, build a strong team, and turn a part-time real estate gig into a million dollar business.

A Radio Ad, The Rehab & Purposefully Networking

article
Options Trading Made Simple

Learn what it means to trade options — and the strategies and tools you need to get started.

Options Trading Made Simple

Chris Beer

Read Now
podcast
Almost Going Public, Investing In Horses & Culture

From restaurant investor to horse investor, Eric Berman is the "Millionaire Matchmaker" who pairs investments, brands and influencers with their ideal audience! Listen in as he and Dustin discuss the best ways to brand a business and teach you exactly how to stay on top of digital marketing trends.

Almost Going Public, Investing In Horses & Culture

podcast
Mobile Home Millions, Lifestyle Design & Taps

In this episode, Doug Ottersberg, business and life strategist and the co-author of The Serious Business Owner's Guide to Serious Business Success, sits down with Dustin Mathews to talk about financial success and shares his top tips for building wealth and breaking into the industry of mobile home investments.

Mobile Home Millions, Lifestyle Design & Taps

podcast
Rebounding From A Near Death Experience, Bankruptcy & The Crash

In this jam-packed episode, Dustin is joined by real estate investor and tech entrepreneur, Steve Jackson. Listen in and hear the "close calls" that finally led to the dream of having a portfolio of passive income-generating properties.

Rebounding From A Near Death Experience, Bankruptcy & The Crash

article
A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Oil & Gas

Learn the top 6 ways to invest in oil or gas from anywhere — PLUS discover the specific tax advantages to petroleum investing.

A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Oil & Gas

Cash Lambert

Read Now
podcast
My Worst Investment Ever

In this thought provoking episode, Andrew Stotz takes us through his worst investment ever, and breaks down the six core ways people lose money. Grab a notebook and pen, because this episode is sure to transform the way you view investing and give you a deeper understanding of the stock market and how to build wealth.

My Worst Investment Ever

podcast
The Perfect Portfolio, Gold & Silver and the Wealth Triangle

Founder of Perfect Portfolio, Minesh Bhindi, explains how to find the right investments and why gold and silver are worth investing in.

The Perfect Portfolio, Gold & Silver and the Wealth Triangle

podcast
4 Interesting Takeaways from the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

Each year, the country’s top investing and money-minded individuals gather at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. Get insight into this exclusive event with Dustin's major takeaways.

4 Interesting Takeaways from the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

article
The Simple Guide To REITs: How To Invest In Real Estate With Less Risk & Regular Returns

Thinking about investing in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)? Learn what they are, how they work, and how to pick the best one for you.

The Simple Guide To REITs: How To Invest In Real Estate With Less Risk & Regular Returns

Abhi Golhar

Read Now
article
How To Take Investing Seriously & Stop Playing With Your Money

Don McDonald dispels the most common myths about investing and lays out a strategy for a balanced portfolio and consistent returns.

How To Take Investing Seriously & Stop Playing With Your Money

Don McDonald

Read Now
Creative Real Estate Investing Showcase

Creative Real Estate Investing Showcase

Behind-the-Scenes on 3 Unique Investment Deals

WealthFit Trainers

Watch Now
Private Lending Showcase

Private Lending Showcase

Behind-the-Scenes on 4 Successful Real Estate Loans

WealthFit Trainers

Watch Now
Real Estate Wholesale Showcase

Real Estate Wholesale Showcase

Behind-the-Scenes on 2 Successful Wholesale Deals

WealthFit Trainers

Watch Now
Real Estate Fix & Flip Showcase

Real Estate Fix & Flip Showcase

Behind-the-Scenes on 13 Successful Rehab Projects

WealthFit Trainers

Watch Now
podcast
Secrets of a "Financial Concierge"

Anything can happen in the world of finance. Travis Jennings teaches you to use the tools at your disposal to make (and keep) your fortune.

Secrets of a "Financial Concierge"

article
What's the Difference Between Naked Options & Covered Options?

What are the differences between naked and covered options? If you're an investor, you need to know how to use either (or both) correctly.

What's the Difference Between Naked Options & Covered Options?

Justin McCormick

Read Now
article
7 Real Estate Investing Shortcuts: How to Get Started with Less Upfront Cash

Any cash you put in a real estate investment is cash you can’t use elsewhere. Here are 7 ideas to get that upfront cash as low as possible.

7 Real Estate Investing Shortcuts: How to Get Started with Less Upfront Cash

Justin McCormick

Read Now