What Do You Know About Trading and Investing?

What do you want to know?

What resources do you use to learn more about trading and investing?

I first wrote this post on April 12, 2017, more than a year and a half ago. I had just discovered Robinhood, had about $50 of disposable income, and was itching to get started!

I share this post again now to show my first misconceptions and early questions about stocks, trading, and investing. And, hopefully, to track my learning curve in the days to come.

In a follow up post, I hope to adequately answer my own questions.

What do you already know about trading and investing?

What do you want to learn? 

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8 Free Investing Apps You Should Try If You’re New To Investing & Broke Like Me

Stash. Robinhood. Betterment. Acorns. Fidelity Go. Wealthfront. Stockpile. WiseBanyan.

What apps should you try if you’re new to investing?

A few months ago, I stumbled upon a YouTube video about the ins and outs of investing, for beginners. In the video, the speaker was excited to report that he’d become an investor.

He’d invested just $25 dollars so far!

Wait, what?!

It hadn’t occurred to me until then how little I knew about investing. I didn’t realize you could start with so little.

How did you start?
Where did you need to go?
Did you have to physically “go” anywhere?
Did you need to have a financial planner first?

Everything I know about investing can fit easily onto a 3 X 5 index card. Which is to say, I don’t know very much.

I know that when you invest you should be mindful of all the associated fees. If you invest through a brokerage firm or through an app online, at the absolute least, you should make sure you can answer these questions:  Continue reading “8 Free Investing Apps You Should Try If You’re New To Investing & Broke Like Me”