Lately I have been getting asked a particular question regarding stock investing. “What is a good amount to start with?”. This is a reasonable question for someone who is investing for the first time but the bigger picture involves time vs money. Historically, the longer you invest for, the greater your returns are with a well diversified portfolio of holdings. My typical response to this is how much can you afford to put aside in your budget that you won’t need to touch in the short-term (less than a yr). Why do I say this? The stock market has a tendency of swings in price movement over time. If you look at the chart of any stock, I can guarantee you it isn’t going straight up or straight down over the course of several years. There are apps such as Robinhood that don’t charge a commission to make a trade. Uber’s stock closed at $40.40 on Friday. If you have as little as $41, you can start investing. That’s just an example. There are other companies’ products you use on the daily basis in which you can purchase 1 share of their stock for a cheaper price. The easiest way to get acclimated with stock investing is to look up companies you are familiar with and start building a portfolio from there. Let us know what are some of your favorite stocks you started investing with!