Here is a quick rundown and a handful of lessons to try out so you know what to expect.
1 Learn the lingo 10 lessons
Retirement is something people often put on the back burner. They usually put off planning and putting money away for it because it feels so far away...until it’s right around the corner. That’s when it’s too late. Don’t underestimate the cost of waiting. When it comes to investing for retirement, nothing will make you richer than giving your money more time to grow.
2 Participate in a retirement plan 6 lessons
Many companies and organizations offer retirement plans to their employees. Perhaps you’ve heard of 401(k)s or 403(b)s somewhere before. These accounts have some great benefits and make investing for retirement incredibly simple, with less effort than it takes to make your bed in the morning.
3 Start with a basic portfolio 9 lessons
You’ll finally get things up and running with a really basic portfolio. It takes surprisingly little effort to put your money to work. With direct deposits from your paychecks and your account making automatic investments for you, it can be as easy as “set-and-forget”.
What people are saying
"Its time to grow up and start saving yet I had no idea how..this app should be called Investing for Dummies, it HELPED ME SO MUCH! Within 1 week I knew how and where to put some money, I started small but looking forward to watching it grow."
"Archimedes has been a Fun yet Effective way to increase my financial I.Q. Whether I decide (in the future) to invest on my own or invest with a professional. On the app I had the option to choose a outcome-- say "saving for retirement"-- and after choosing the outcome, Archimedes offers a lesson plan designed to educate me on what I should know to make a intelligent decision. The lesson plan I followed (saving for retirement) was very well put together; with the reading material broken up by little videos that expounded more on the topic; and 1-2 question quizzes to encourage my engagement. Learning isn't black and white.... Some learn by reading; some by listening; some by doing. I am left with the impression that---being cognizant of this--the folk at Archimedes put together the lesson in such a way, that no style is left out and me, the user, has multiple inputs by which to learn. I encourage you--whether you're just starting on your investing journey or looking for a way to increase your financial I.Q. to try it out--- It's a great App!"