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I agree with the reply that states it would be difficult to answer your question with specifics on your financial goals, how tolerant you are to risk, and if you currently have a disciplined savings plan.

This website has a great many things to offer. I would go to their school link and read all those articles; you will be ahead of over 99% of the US population.

In my opinion, the best way to start is to self-educate yourself about the investing process. There are some fantastic books out there (such as The Motley Fool Investment Guide, The Only Investment Guide You Will Ever Need by Andrew Tobias, One Up on Wall STreet by Peter Lynch...etc). Just by reading one of these books, you will know a great deal about money and how it works. For a more broader view, The 9
Suze Orman or a more radical view, you can choose DIE BROKE..I forget the author's name...but a decent book for a beginner.

You don't need a broker. You can execute trades online at deep, deep discounts. If you have any specific questions, feel free to email me or post a reply. Good luck on all your endeavors.

Paul Polanco
VP, YPDestiny Inc.
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