Just a few weeks ago, I had no idea what I was doing when I used the Stash app for beginner investors to make my first few investments in the stock market. I basically just threw a dart at the internet and bought a few bucks’ worth of some brand names I recognized.
From there, as I shared previously, I moved on to some intentional Google research, which might not sound all that revolutionary—but it was more effort than I'd ever put into learning about the stock market before that point. And that process led to finding my way to some industry experts with loads of wisdom to share. Then, as described in my last post, I started exploring the in-app learning resources provided by Stash, and I gained an understanding about how to “diversify” my portfolio to minimize risk and maximize stability for long-term growth. That's a fancy way of saying "not lose my life savings on stupid stuff." So what comes after that?