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What to Expect
6+ hours of content
Great for beginners, with tons of room to dive deeper
Actionable to-do's and unique exercises using your very own personal finances
Revisit the coursework at any time to freshen up. All for only $75.
Celebrate the win-win. Build wealth, help others. All profits go to effective charities.
Dynamic videos, articles, personalized exercises & to-do's
Power of Investing
Cash vs investing: the pros & cons
Passive investing strategies
Stock dividends & bond interest
Exercises using your own financial info
Bank & Account Types
Understanding account types (checking, saving, investing)
High-yield savings accounts
Intro to U.S. tax-advantaged accounts (401k/403b/457, IRA, 529, and HSA)
U.S. tax overview
Roth vs. Traditional (or Tax-Deferred) accounts
Mutual vs. index funds
The 3-fund portfolio
Build Your Financial Plan
Map your goals
Create a plan of action
Review example financial plans
When to Invest
Timing & frequency
Access to the Y&S investment calendar
Tax-Advantaged Accounts (ADVANCED)
Rollovers & conversions
Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
Deep dives into the 401k, IRA, 529, HSA
I'm a true beginner. Will I be able to keep up?
If you can use a computer and you understand basic math, then you are more than able to take this course and learn to invest.
What do I need to take the course?
You don't need anything, but ideally you are able to get access to all your bank account information so you can begin taking action starting Day 1 of the course.
I wanna get rich quickly. Can you teach me how to do that?
We can teach you how to get rich. But not quickly. Building wealth in a stable, growing manner doesn't happen overnight. If you're looking for a get rich quick scheme, this isn't it.
What type of investments will I learn about?
You'll learn about stocks, bonds, and funds. We do not teach alternative investment strategies such as real estate, cryptocurrency, angel investing, etc. We are solely focused on passive investment strategies, investing without having to spend hours and hours doing research.
Does it matter what age I am?
The strategy we teach in this course is best for those who have not yet reached traditional retirement age. So whether you are still in school or you are well into your career, this course is right for you.
Is this course only for people living in the US?
The investing approach we teach is global in nature, but the nitty gritty accounts and taxes that are explained are U.S. focused. With that said, Y&S is interested in expanding to more countries. Reach out if you know a good teacher!
I heard you used to teach this class live? Why is it online now?
We decided to move online so we could reach more people. The live course had too many time restraints. However, we know a lot of you like to ask questions. So we are still offering live options for groups of people (10 or more). Please reach out if you are interested in something like this.
You said all profits go to charity. What are your costs?
Most of the hard work put into Yield & Spread is volunteer-based. People have contributed their time and energy because they believe in our cause. Therefore, all of our operating costs are attributed to making this course available to you (our website, hosting our course online, etc.) We're quite lean and our annual costs are estimated to be <$700. So every dollar above and beyond that goes to charity.