Investing 101 – Your Guide To Investing
This is The College Investor, and these are a compilation of my best investing resources that I’ve put together for you for free! Investing is a powerful way to make your money work for you, but it comes with risks. Learn the basics, dive in, and see your money work for you instead of you just working for your money!
Getting started is sometimes the hardest part of investing. There are so many options, so much you may be unsure of, and you don’t quite know where to start. For the basics, check out my College Student’s Guide to Investing. Even if you are out of college, it is a great place to start. I’ve also looked at the Best Investments for Recent Graduates, which you may find useful.
For some other tips on getting started, check out New To Investing? It gives an overview of some basics dos and don’ts you should be aware of.
I’ve also put together a video, which you can find here: How To Screen For Stocks.
Personal experience is a great way to learn how to invest. However, there is no need to put your own money on the line. Read these personal stories about investing to glance their lessons learned:
- Investing Tips From Personal Experience
- Simplicity and Investing
- The Best Investment Advice I’ve Received
Saving For Retirement
Saving for retirement is essential for people of any age. The earlier you start saving for retirement, the better you will be! Here are some tools to help you get started saving right now!
First, here are the maximum contributions for 2012 for retirement accounts.
I also have these guides, which you may find useful:
This is for the people who want the nitty gritty – the good stuff. I’ve covered a wide variety of topics here at The College Investor, but here are some advanced topics you may want to read up on. Someday, we all hope to become accredited investors, but until then, you may want to stay away from these unless you really know what you’re doing.
Options Trading 101
Here are all my options trading related posts.
Other Trading Strategies
I’ve put together a massive list of the Most Popular Investment Strategies, which is a good read.
These are some strategies I’ve also discussed that you may find interesting:
- The Barbell Investment Strategy
- Strategies for a Volatile Market
- Doing Nothing Strategy
- Is Collecting Stuff an Investment?
- Key Value Fundamentals for Screening Stocks
- Building a Diversified Bond Portfolio
- How You Can Use a SWOT Analysis for Investments
Here are some warnings that you should take under consideration when investing:
Here are some topics you may find interesting or useful:
- The Top 10 Investors of All Time
- Buying Individual Bonds Versus Bond Funds
- Average Annual Return Versus Compound Annual Return