no idea how to invest

StockX / Eng cockydev
Oct 13 19 Comments

software engineer

YOE 2.5
TC 115k + a bunch of stock options

i have like 15k i want to invest and have no idea where to start.

how did you learn?

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  • Google foony
    The Simple Path to Wealth. Tldr: buy a low fee US total market index fund like VTSAX through vanguard.
    Oct 13 1
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Thanks foony
      Oct 14
  • Walmart sodascript
    I have been using the following resources for learning about financial/investing concepts -

    Websites:
    1.) Investopedia
    2.)Thebalance
    3.) NerdWallet

    Books:
    1.) Intelligent Investor - by Benjamin Graham
    2.) Unshakeable - Tony Robbins
    3.) The essays of Warren Buffet (I haven't read it yet but it's next on my list)

    Youtube Channels:
    1.) Investopedia
    2.) Phil Town's Rule 1 investing
    3.) The Dave Ramsey Show

    There are many more to learn from but these have given me a good start.

    YOE - 1.2
    TC - Base: 130k, bonus: 20k, stock: 5k/y
    Oct 13 4
    • Oracle
      not_larry

      Oracle

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      not_larrymore
      👏
      Oct 13
    • Roku cruella
      Is that a sarcastic clap
      Or a slow clap?
      Oct 13
    • Oracle
      not_larry

      Oracle

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      not_larrymore
      It’s a bravo clap. He posted his TC/YOE in a comment. That’s someone with the right attitude.
      Oct 13
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Thanks 🙏
      Oct 14
  • Rackspace gITI21
    I am still learning.

    Boglehead’s Guide to Investing helped a lot.

    Tips: Don’t buy anything you don’t understand. Don’t do lump sum.
    Oct 13 3
    • Dropbox tKDR12
      Dollar cost averaging has no mathematical proof
      Oct 13
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Thanks!
      Oct 14
    • If there was a proof in the stock market, no one would become rich
      Oct 14
  • Roku cruella
    Save.

    Only 15K? Put in savings first.
    Oct 13 6
    • Roku cruella
      Ok sorry I assumed I correctly.
      Oct 13
    • Roku cruella
      Check out this post! "Best stocks to invest now? (Money)"
      https://us.teamblind.com/s/yALvRAs6
      Oct 13
    • Airbnb mkarp
      dont invest in stocks as dj dumps from 27k again. honestly cash, gold, or 🌽 are the best moves - depending on risk tolerance
      Oct 13
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Thanks cruella👍
      Oct 14
    • StockX / Eng cockydev
      OP
      Mkarp, where should I start looking to learn how to do that? Willing to be risky. I’m only 25, I just want to learn more and get some additional income over the rest of my life
      Oct 14
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hosp m2m1
    Invest in Fixed index uncapped but have a safe floor leave it there for accumulation let me know if you need a good broker I can introduce to a good one.
    Oct 14 0

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