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Are you an ‘unlikely investor’? Resources to help you get started


If you’re wondering how to start investing, or what investing trends to watch in 2022, we’ve got you covered in our biggest partnership yet with Pedestrian Group.

Sharesies teamed up with Pedestrian Group for our biggest partnership yet.

Our partnership was borne from a mutual desire to bring the financial conversation to the masses. From Sharesies’ side, we’re on a mission to create financial empowerment for everyone. And for Pedestrian Group, their vast community of millions wanted to know more about investing and get support to kickstart their own journeys. It was a no-brainer for us to work together to bring this to life!

What’s included?

Our 8-part podcast series ‘Unlikely Investors’ features stories from Australian creatives and athletes about their own ‘unlikely’ investing journeys. To host, w​e’ve enlisted two of our fave podcasters—Lachlan Bradford and Robbie Hicks from the excellent Funny Business. They’re learning along with you as they kickstart their own investing journeys, de-jargoning investing terms and breaking down investing strategies as they go.

There’s also heaps more content across the different Pedestrian Group channels, which include Pedestrian.TV, Refinery29, VICE, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Business Insider, and Kotaku. So whether you’re just starting out or a little further along your journey, there’s something for you—check it out below! 

The investing space changed a lot in 2021. From NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to the enduring impacts of COVID-19, investors were faced with a range of challenges and opportunities to grow their wealth. So, what’s in-store for 2022? 

Sharesies Australia country manager Brendan Doggett chats about what to expect in 2022—including COVID-19, inflation, and the increase of interest rates driving up operating costs for companies:

How to get into investing 

PTV breaks down five ways people invest, and the pros and cons of each. There’s no one perfect method or guaranteed path of success, but there are strategies that can work better for you, depending on what you want—and how you want it:

Here’s four steps to start planning your future, and working out how to invest. From figuring out your time horizon to which investing strategy works for you, we have you covered:

We’ve all gotta start somewhere. Brendan shares his tips on how to break into the world of investing:

Wading through the world of investing can be daunting, and it can be tricky to decide where to put your money. Business Insider chats with Sharesies co-founder and director Leighton Roberts to see what makes Sharesies different from the rest:

Sharesies co-founder and director Brooke Roberts shares some insight into the essentials—including what beginners should invest in, investment trends, industry jargon, and when to sell shares:

Investing platforms provide you with the ability to buy and sell shares directly from your phone or computer. But how do you decide which to invest your hard-earned money with? We might be a little biased, but here’s some things for you to consider:

Historically, folks have gone wild over virtual economies, from virtual riots to the development of online in-game black markets. On the other hand, they can also be a great place to start understanding how to manage money and wealth in the real world too:

You don’t have to open a textbook to learn about investing—thankfully, there are plenty of options to stay informed, engaged, and entertained.

Not sure what to consider before making an investment? Here are three ways to kick-off your due diligence.

Your investment horizon can play a part in your investing strategy, so it’s useful to know what to expect from the different approaches you might take.

Everyday there’s something new and flashy in the world of investing, which can make it tough to stick to your strategy. To avoid feeling left out, it’s important to do a sense-check before diving into whatever’s trending.

There's more to come … 

Keep an eye out for Part 2 of our partnership with Pedestrian Group, where we'll cover ethical investing, how to start chatting about money, and an overview of the share market.

See you then!

Ok, now for the legal bit

Investing involves risk. You aren’t guaranteed to make money, and you might lose the money you start with. We don’t provide personalised advice or recommendations. Any information we provide is general only and current at the time written. You should consider seeking independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice when considering whether an investment is appropriate for your objectives, financial situation or needs.

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