My wife has been on me to do an investing course for beginners. While it’s a stretch to call this a course, this is my attempt to simplify things as much as possible for the aspiring investor who is starting very close to zero. Investing bears risk and no plan should be entered without a lot of self-study and/or the advice of a competent adviser, so don’t take any of this as the final word. This is merely a brief, high-level view. Hopefully, this jump starts your investing journey and saves you some wasted effort by giving you some insight and more importantly, directing you to some valuable resources. Good investors need to be readers, lifetime learners and need to develop their own point of view based on reality, not how they wish the world to be.