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Introducing Building Wealth By Doing Nothing: Investing 201

Building Wealth By Doing Nothing: Investing 201

The Studio at TFD Presents: Building Wealth By Doing Nothing: Investing 201, an intermediate e-course to help you continue building wealth.


In this 4-week intensive course with TFD’s resident investing expert Amanda Holden, students will continue on their wealth-building journey and delve further into the language of money by learning how to confidently navigate investing strategy, take real action to build wealth, and further understand “alternative” investing categories.

Following the success of Amanda’s popular 101 investing e-course, she is now offering the rare opportunity to take your learning to the next level through a real-time (virtual) classroom environment, giving you the hands-on, experience-based advice you need, plus plenty of time to have your personal investing questions answered.

Each 2-hour class will feature 90 minutes of step-by-step instruction from Amanda, followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A. Students will also be given exercises at the end of each class so they can work out their own sustainable investment strategies with the tools they’ve learned through Amanda’s instruction. They will also have access to two 45-minute “office hours” with Amanda, plus a dedicated Slack channel for community-based feedback, networking, and bonding.

This Is For You If:

  • Want to be certain you’re doing the right thing for your future
  • You prefer to learn from an expert with industry experience
  • You have one investment account but wonder if you should do more
  • Thrive in a classroom-style environment
  • Know that showing up with a live teacher is often the best way to learn
  • You have a grasp of the basics, but want to level up your knowledge
  • You want an investment strategy that is designed to achieve your goals
  • You want an investment strategy that is tailored to your risk tolerance
  • You want an investment strategy that reflects your ethics
  • You’re committed to furthering your education, knowing that there’s no topic more valuable than personal finance
  • You are committed to learning the language of money
  • You understand concepts, but want more information on how to take real action
  • Want to feel completely confident in your ability to navigate investing strategy
  • Want to feel like a confident, investing badass
  • You have big dreams for your future, and want to understand all the tools you need to get you there
  • You want to laugh while learning something valuable!

Top-level Takeaways

  • Fine-tune your investment strategy to reflect your goals and values
  • Gain a deeper understanding of stock and bond characteristics and terminology
  • Gets answers to the most frequently asked questions about investing (ex. Should you invest a lump sum or should you dollar cost average?)
  • Learn how to properly upkeep your strategy—especially in a rapidly changing world
  • How to protect yourself in an industry where not everyone has your best interest in mind
  • Should you hire financial help? Here’s what to look for...
  • Discussion of FinTech—robo-advisors, trading platforms, should you use Robinhood?
  • Deep dive into “alternative” investing categories like cryptocurrency, peer-to-peer lending, gold and other metals, angel investing, and more
  • How to invest in real estate without owning a property
  • Discussion into real estate as an investment and available options
  • Socially responsible investing and “ethical” investing—what is it and how to do it
  • Master you mindset by understanding the psychology of money and investing
  • Learn the most common investor mistakes that can completely derail performance

Meet Your Instructor

Amanda Holden’s Bio:

Amanda Holden is an award-winning money writer, speaker, and educator. Through her business, Invested Development, Amanda has taught thousands of women to invest. Using her unique mix of comedy and relatability, she shows her students — often for the first time ever! — that building wealth is within their capacity. Amanda also writes a women + money blog called The Dumpster Dog Blog and does tons of free investing education over on her Instagram. (And also shares the occasional #TRASHION outfit!!)

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Scholarships Available!

Yes. We will be offering one full scholarship. If you would like to apply, please send an email to events@thefinancialdiet.com, titled “Investing 201 Scholarship Application,” telling us about why this scholarship is important to you and what you plan to do with the knowledge and practical skills you gain from this course.

The scholarship recipient will be notified the week of September 5th!

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Class Schedule

CLASS 1: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (EST)

CLASS 2: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (EST)

CLASS 3: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (EST)

CLASS 4: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (EST)



  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 12pm – 12:45pm
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 – 12pm – 12:45pm

Questions? We have answers!

Is it a requirement to have taken the Investing 101 course before taking this 201 course?

No, the Investing 101 course is not a requirement for this course, however, these classes will not review the basics and it is the expectation that you are comfortable with the 101 terminology. Here is the baseline information you should have to be successful in this course:

  • You understand the different types of investment accounts (and even have one or two)
  • You can explain the difference between a Roth and a tax-deferred retirement account
  • You understand stocks, bonds, and what to look for in funds
  • You understand the relationship between risk and reward (will be briefly reviewed)
  • You know how to build a basic portfolio
Can people outside of the US take this course?

All are welcome to take the course, but it is designed for people in the US. You can’t talk about making money without talking about taxes, which are always country-specific.

That said, taxation really comes into play in just one lesson—the lesson on account types, like Roth IRAs and 401ks. But account types are a small piece of learning to invest!

While investing theory is universal, you will have to translate the lessons to the tools you have available where you are.

Is this for people who already have a retirement account (401k, etc) at work?

Yes! Having a 401k is a great start, but you actually need to know how to use it. Here are some of the common questions about workplace retirement accounts we’ll answer:

  • What is a 401k? What are the benefits?
  • Am I choosing the right investments?
  • Am I getting scammed with fees?
  • Is there a better alternative for me?
  • Should I be considering doing something in addition to a 401k?
Is this course for someone that is self-employed?

Yes! We will talk about the best options available for self-employed folks, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and freelancers.

How much does this course cost?

This course is $199 for the 4-week program and two office hours. You will have unlimited access to the recordings for 12 months starting the last day of class.

If you have any additional questions, please email us at events@thefinancialdiet.com.

Do you accept refunds?

Due to the exclusive nature of this course, all sales are final and non-refundable. If needed, we may be able to accommodate moving you to a different session, pending availability.

If you have any questions on deciding if this course is for you, please email us at events@thefinanicaldiet.com and we would be happy to help.

How long will I have access to this course?

You will have unlimited access to the full course content for a full year starting the last day of class.

What happens after I purchase this course?

After you purchase, you will be sent a confirmation email from Eventbrite. One week before your course begins, you will receive a welcome email with the full syllabus, workbook, and instructions on accessing the course.

The day after the last class, you will receive a wrap-up email with instructions on accessing the course materials.

When will the full course outline be announced?

The full course outline will be announced mid-July.

Are you offering a scholarship program for this course?

Yes. We will be offering one full scholarship. If you would like to apply, please send an email to events@thefinancialdiet.com, titled “Investing 201 Scholarship Application,” telling us about why this scholarship is important to you and what you plan to do with the knowledge and practical skills you gain from this course.

The scholarship recipient will be notified the week of September 5th!