How to Start Investing Money: a 9-Step Guide for Beginners

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


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.

Live on a Budget


Emergencies will happen, there’s no way around it. But unfortunately, we rarely know the details of how they will happen, when they will happen, and how much they will cost. 

Build an Emergency Fund


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.

Get Out of Debt


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

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