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I would start reading some of the free public information available through the Motley Fool. The links under this section of TMF are all free and focus on beginning investors:

This board in particular seems to be very active. I would look for the posts with the highest number of recommendations and then go from there. I would also encourage all of you in this class to read all the responses on the Berea College Investing board and to post and discuss stock with each other.

As to Home Depot, I would absolutely let the company provide me with HD stock. Often it is provided to employees at a discount with certain restrictions as to when you can sell, etc. To be safe, I would also invest in other companies, ideally in a different sector than HD, so you don't put all your eggs in one basket. But you are young and investing in HD is good start. They pay a nice dividend which provides some protection.

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