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Figure it out with Finder, our free virtual masterclass series, explains the basics of investing in shares, crypto and property. 

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In this episode of Figure it out with Finder, our free virtual masterclass series, we explain the basics of investing in shares, crypto and property.

Catch up on our last masterclass: Get started in investing

Topics covered: Cryptocurrency, equities, sharemarket and property.
Panelists: Graham Cooke (Property expert and head of consumer research), James Edwards (Crypto writer) and Kylie Purcell (Senior editor – Investments).
Moderator: Sarah Megginson (Senior editor, money)

Our in-house investing experts help you navigate all the nitty gritty details and answer your questions about all things investing. Click on their bios above to read more of their guides, articles and expertise.

From crypto and ETFs to shares and the property market, we're on hand to help answer the questions you have and help you kickstart your path to wealth creation.

Whether you have $1,000, $10,000 or $100k to invest with, our introductory overview will help you understand the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of the different investing options available.

We recorded this as a live masterclass in October 2021, but you can watch the video recording here:

Moderated by Sarah Megginson, Senior editor – Money, Finder
Sarah Megginson

A finance and property journalist for more than 15 years, Sarah is the senior editor for money at Finder. She was previously the managing editor of Your Investment Property magazine, Australian Broker magazine, and Your Mortgage, a home loan comparison site. She has ghostwritten or edited over 20 books and has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Griffith University. As a home loans expert, she is a regular media commentator and has a wealth of experience around mortgages, managing money and investing in real estate. Sarah is passionate about showing Australians how to make their money work harder.

Meet our panel of Finder experts:

Graham Cooke, Property expert and head of consumer research

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Graham is the Head of Consumer Research at Finder. A seasoned data journalist, he loves digging into the numbers to find trends that matter to consumers. Graham manages Finder's global insights team and regularly discusses consumer issues across Australian TV including ABC News, Sunrise and Today. Outside of Finder, Graham has written articles and judged awards for several publications including the Australian Financial Review and Money Magazine.

James Edwards, Crypto writer

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James Edwards is a personal finance and cryptocurrency writer for Finder. He has qualifications in both psychology and UX design, which drives his interest in fintech and the exciting ways in which technology can help us take better control of our money. His expertise has seen him called on to report at events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, CoinDesk Consensus and IBM Think.

Kylie Purcell, Senior editor – Investments

Kylie Purcell

Kylie Purcell is the investments editor at Finder, specialising in investment products from online brokers to robo-advisors and ETFs. She has a background in business and finance content with her work featured on sites including Yahoo Finance, Sky Business, SBS, CTGN and the Adviser Magazine. Kylie has a Masters in International Journalism and a Graduate Diploma in Economics. She is currently working towards ASIC RG146 compliance certificates for Financial Advice and Securities and Managed Investments.

About Figure it out with Finder

Join Finder's resident money experts as they dive into a range of money topics so you can go from budgeting, banking and Bitcoin beginner to personal finance pro. By the end of the end of each session you won't just look like you have your life together, you'll actually be on your way to having it figured out.

From property and home loans to the sharemarket, cryptocurrency, superannuation, retirement and everything in between, we're here to help. At Finder, our team of experts are on hand to help you figure out all that money stuff you know you should pay attention to, but don't have the time – and sometimes, let's be honest, the motivation – to get sorted.

We know it can be easy to let learning about your finances drop to the bottom of your to-do list, so we're making it fun and easy to tune in and get your personal finance fix.

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