Introduction to Investing
Last updated Feb 18, 2022
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 retirement, child education and/or buying a home.
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
an agency of the U.S. government that enforces investing laws, and
a nonprofit brokerage owned by its clients.
There are a host of other recommended resources in our
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Our 2022 investment outlook.