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Learning with Patricia Saylor

Take care of yourself and those you love.  Grow your financial literacy and independence with an experienced, supportive teacher.  No gimmicks, hype or get rich quick schemes; I'll help you develop skills and knowledge to manage your own investments and take charge of your financial future.

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Adult/Teen Investing Class

Start your teen and yourself on the path of responsible investing! Teens and their adults attend and learn together.  3 lunchtime meetings.

Next Class:

Thursdays at 12:30 pm EST

June 15, 22, 29, 2023

Zoom in from wherever you are.

  • $10/family registration 

  • $1.99 ebook with terminology lists, review questions and homework exercises. 

  • Available $15 stock market simulator (if needed)

Let me know you're coming!  

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Digital Press!

All 5 courses in one easy-to-read volume.

Book One:

Investing in the stock market. 

Book Two:

Safe Options Strategies to Boost Your Returns.

"With the take-aways from the book, I was able to open a brokerage account, fund it, and then setup options trading privileges."

Book Sale Coming Soon  
88% Discount 
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Are you ready?

Invest in yourself.

Provide the perfect gift to a recent college grad.

Help a young adult starting out.

Self-Paced, Online

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Part One: Introduction to the Stock Market. 

Demystify stock market jargon and get ready to set up an account you can manage yourself. 

Part Two: Choosing and Buying Stocks and Funds

Learn to choose investments wisely, understand a stock chart, and place an order to buy or sell.

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Self-Paced, Online

Novice Options Traders
For confident investors who are ready to safely take the next steps. 


Options 101A: Overview/Readiness

Use options to safely boost your returns with beginner-friendly strategies. Learn basic options concepts and terminology to prepare you for the next course.

Options 101B:

Selling Cash Secured Puts

Pay discounted prices for stocks you want to own.  Step by step instructions.

Options 101C:

Selling Covered Calls 

Get paid to choose your sale price for stock you already own and are willing to sell. Make extra cash while you wait for your stocks to appreciate. Step by step instructions.

Live, Interactive, Online Class

Just for Teens
Learn about the market and practice investing with a stock market simulator. 

1:1 Consultation and Support

Help entering an order.

Discuss a trading strategy.

Ask questions.

"(Patricia) was amazing and her time was worth every minute. The experience was has motivated me to learn more and educate myself to be a better investor A++++++"

Timberly Williams

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I am a retired public education professional, now running my own teaching and learning business, and the mom of 3-6 children (depending on how you count them!)  Through more than 12 years of research and practice, I have become a knowledgeable, successful, careful, self-taught investor.  Although I wish I had started 30 years sooner, it's never too late!  I'd love to share my experience and help you get going.

for the whole elaborated story.  Bonus: Includes an MRI image of my (now gone) brain tumor and a drone shot of our Oak Island NC house.

Listen to my  interview  with Dave and Brandon on their 5-star rated podcast!

May 7, 2023

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