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Tango

Kids are gone. I now have a little money to invest saving from each
paycheck. I called my local collages to get some training on investing.
They all act like I'm stupid. I know there is quite a bit to be learned.
Can someone suggest a course or a good starters book?

Thanks,
Fred
 
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Jim Kingdon

Kids are gone. I now have a little money to invest saving from each
paycheck. I called my local collages to get some training on investing.
One good place to start is http://www.fool.com/ (and/or read some of
their books). The section called "Personal Finance" is probably the
place to start.

I'm sure there are other worthwhile books (even just browsing the
money section of a bookstore might be helpful).

I guess my only other piece of advice is to start by dipping your toe
in whatever you decide to do, rather than putting huge sums into
something when you are still in the process of learning. As many
times as I read things like "don't buy stocks in companies which
aren't profitable", the lesson only really sunk in when a few of my
stocks tanked. And the same is perhaps true of mutual funds, bonds,
etc, etc.
 
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Paul Thomas, CPA

Tango said:
Kids are gone. I now have a little money to invest saving from each
paycheck. I called my local collages to get some training on investing.
They all act like I'm stupid. I know there is quite a bit to be learned.
Can someone suggest a course or a good starters book?


Sometimes there will be classes offered through your local university called
"continuing education" that may delve into investing. They are often taught
by local investment brokers (Merrill Lynch, AG Edwards, etc) and cover the
basics of investing and the various investment vehicles. If you can, call
the school and ask about con-ed classes that are offered. Remember, these
are very light-weight classes, and in no way prepare you to handle all of
your investing yourself.
 
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No one

Tango said:
Kids are gone. I now have a little money to invest saving from each
paycheck. I called my local collages to get some training on investing.
They all act like I'm stupid. I know there is quite a bit to be learned.
Can someone suggest a course or a good starters book?

Thanks,
Fred
Find out when Jim Cramer is on a local radio station and listen. Paper
trade for a few months before buying anything. Check out thestreet.com
as well.
 

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