When you want to start investing your first dollar, just jump in! It’s the same as when you want to jump in the pool. It might be useful to dip a toe first, but chances are you don’t want to go in at all after that, so why not jump in immediately?
Through the method of paying yourself first, you can make sure that every month a specific amount of money is reserved for that goal. Try to maximize this, so that you can invest an optimal amount of money into the stock market.
Before you start putting your money towards the stock market, know what you’re putting your money towards. Read about investment-related content if you want to know how to start investing your first dollar.
When you’re ready to open your investment account, choose your strategy wisely. The best you can do in my opinion is to open an account with an online broker. You can also find someone to manage your investments for you, but their fees are mostly way higher.
Decide what you want to invest in. You can choose to invest in stocks, bonds, or ETFs. How much stock or bond allocation you take is up to you, depending on how much risk you want to take. Do you want to go for higher risk? Focus more on stocks.
Now it’s time to check what you have invested in. I would recommend not checking it too often, but once every month would be recommended. If you want to change your portfolio, put more money in it, or plan to withdraw money, you might want to check it a little more often.