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Introduction to Investing

Last updated November 9, 2023

Investing should be an important topic for anyone with savings. Failure to invest can slowly erode your buying power, while responsible investment can maximize available capital for future expenses.

There's good and bad news. On the bright side, investing doesn't have to be difficult. In just a few hours, it's possible to understand the essential fundamentals. On the downside, there is a lot of misleading information and dangerous investments out there. If you don't protect yourself, you could lose your savings. Do yourself a favor and spend a few hours to learn the basics.

Links are provided below to our recommended articles. If you spend a couple hours to read and think about this information carefully, you'll be ahead of 90% of investors. You can also learn more from the SEC, an agency of the U.S. government that enforces investing laws, and Vanguard, a nonprofit brokerage owned by its clients. There are a host of other recommended resources in our links page.

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