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ooking for advice on purchasing fractional shares - I got no money but have a strong desire to fool around :)

If you got no money then you can't fool around. Sorry.

I second what Joel said. Buy an index mutual fund. VTI etf is VTSAX fund. You can buy fractional shares in a fund, but the minimum initial investment is usually $3000.

VTI is $144, so with $300 you could buy 2 shares. I think there are some "real" brokers that will allow you to buy fractional'd have to look around.
Some "non-real" brokers like robinhood will do that. But I'd stay away from them.
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