Introduction to the Course


The purpose of this intermediate presentation on investing is to help you learn about principles of successful investing. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to wisely begin establishing an investment portfolio. Upon the completion of this course, those interested in further understanding of principles of investing are encouraged to view the more in-depth Advanced Investing Manual, available on the Advanced Lessons page.

Please allocate between 45 minutes to an hour for each chapter reading, and an hour to watch the video. For those not doing the entire lesson in order, we recommend you first complete chapters 1, and then the remaining chapters in any order.


Lesson Manual

Click here for the free online manual for these lessons (PDF).



These videos were recorded during the Fall 2013 semester of the Finance 418 Financial Planning class at Brigham Young University. 

The video for each section can be found in its respective chapter.