Financial Pilgrimage

A 9-Step Guide for Beginners on How to Start Investing Money

There is no one right way to start investing. But, after listening to your co-worker, uncle, and neighbor swear by their investment strategies, you’re likely ready for some actionable tips. 

This guide walks you through nine simple steps to overcome the overwhelm and teaches you how to start investing.

Whether investing, buying a house, or working to increase your income, think of your goals as a roadmap to take you from Point A (where you are now) to Point B (where you want to go).


Set Financial Goals

Live on a Budget


Your budget tells you if you’re able to invest a little money or a lot of money, and it executes the plans you put in place to manage your money, pay your bills, and get out of debt.

Build an Emergency Fund


It’s in your best interest to establish an emergency fund. Essentially, you want to avoid investing all your extra money and then taking it back out when you experience an emergency.

Get Out of Debt

There are many different methods to get out of debt. Determine which will work best for your current financial situation, create a plan, and get to work.


Educate Yourself

Investing is not inherently complicated, yet, as with most things, it can become more complex the more nuanced you get.


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