How to Start Investing — No Matter How Much Money You Have

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In this podcast episode we’re talking about how just about anyone can start investing, even with very little money.

When Stacy was an investment broker 40 years ago, putting money in the market was a colossal pain. You needed thousands of dollars to pick up the phone and talk to someone like him. You couldn’t just do it yourself.

Today, though, things have changed. A lot. Did you know you can start investing with as little as $5? And you don’t need anyone’s help. You can do it all online in minutes.

Remember, investing is important. Stocks and other risk assets are one of the best ways to build wealth over time. So today we’re going help you get started, whether you’ve got $5 or $5 million.

Host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer Aaron Freeman. Today’s special guest is Marko Zlatic, founder of Whiteboard Finance.

Before you listen, remember: This isn’t financial advice. So make sure to do your own research and consult your own experts before acting on anything you learn on this podcast.

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Investing is one of the best ways to build wealth

If you want to build wealth, you need to invest. We have lots of resources on investing in different types of assets, and ideas to help you get started.

Find the money to start investing

Sure, you can start investing with pocket change. And you should start as soon as you can. But if you’re trying to figure out where to find the money to invest more, we can help you with savings articles. Use the knowledge you gain to put more into your nest egg.

Meet this week’s guest, Marko Zlatic

Marko has been investing since 2006.

In 2010, he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Akron. Marko has worked for multiple publicly traded companies in capital markets, risk analysis, and commercial real estate development.

In 2017, he started his YouTube channel, WhiteBoard Finance, which now has over 60 million views and 975,000+ subscribers.

His life’s mission is to teach financial literacy and enable people of all backgrounds to become financially independent.

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About the hosts

Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and he has also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She’s been covering personal finance and investing topics for almost 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading and the outdoors.

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