Investing can be a scary topic for many. When I first got out of debt, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my money. Where would I put it? How would I grow it? I was a little ahead of the game because I setup a 401(k) when I first started working. The issue was that I was not contributing much to it. That was by design, but that was my first step into investing. I changed my percentage withheld from each paycheck and started looking at what else I could do. Investing is only as complicated as we make it out to be. Yes, there is a slight learning curve, but it is not that difficult. You can dig deep into it if you wish, or you can ride the top level and still succeed. The main thing about investing is that you just need to start.
With the extra money that I was saving from not paying credit card bills, I started my brokerage account. I went with Scottrade and am still with them. I also have a Betterment account for my Roth IRA. Both of these accounts are looked over by me in my Personal Capital account. I was a little scared when I first jumped into investing, but after some time, I realized I was the major barrier to not investing. My apprehension to the idea was just holding me back. Now that I have been investing for close to two years, I love it. I want to invest more and grow my money even more. There are so many opportunities when you start investing. If you want to start investing, here is how…..
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