How to Start Investing: A Guide to Investing for Beginners

“How do I start investing?”

For beginners, it can be an intimidating process to tackle.

Risking our hard-earned money for a chance to earn more scares us. The buzzwords and jargon used by investment gurus overwhelm us. And, don’t even get us going on investment strategies. It’s all enough to make us believe that investing is far more difficult than it actually is.

Thankfully, learning how to start investing doesn’t have to be complicated. While there are many different types of investment options to consider, the simplest solutions are often the best.

You don’t have to be a finance guru or a millionaire to start investing, either. It’s possible to start building your own investment portfolio with as little as $500.

Yep, you read that right – you can start investing with only $500.

These days, investing is for everyone.

In this guide to investing for beginners, we’ll explain why investing is important to your long-term financial health. We’ll cover a few different types of investment strategies, explain why these strategies matter, and explore some different investing options you should consider.

Most of all, by simplifying this topic into easy to understand concepts and actionable steps, we hope to shatter the myth that investing is too complex to understand. We’ll go beyond the jargon and show you that it’s not as complicated as you might think.

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get started! (Psst…If you’d like to skip ahead, just click on a link in the table of contents below.)