Pay attention to the fees
Trading with a full brokerage can cost you a fee. These fees can add up and can erase any returns you may get. Try using a service or app like Robinhood when you get started investing.
Diversify you income
If you work at Papa John’s, don’t invest all you income in Papa John’s.
There is a reason why portfolio management is a full time job. You simply don’t have time to follow the news all day and trade. Choose value stocks, where your money will grow while you do you homework.
Don’t Ignore the Taxes
Taking advantage of tax-advantaged accounts like a 401(K) can boost your value.
One sure way to make sure your first investments are you last is to gamble. Your first investments should not be obscure stocks with unique business ideas. Stick to well known companies with business practices you believe in until you have the time to research other companies.
Try things you learn in school on your own portfolio
This stuff is not made up. Try it in real life sometime.