Investing the $$$ I have?
October 17, 2012 9:54 PM Subscribe
Help me invest my money in ways that might be less obvious than the normal CDs or stock market.
posted by DisreputableDog to work & money (14 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for information on the following:
1. Mutual funds - my dad did this for me when I was a kid but now I need to know how to do this on my own. Is there somewhere I can "get training" on this?
2. Methods that are less obvious than the usual CDs for the small amount I have currently. Later when I can play around with $20,000 at a time they'll be more useful, but unless there's some magic way (is there some site out there that can do the legwork for me?) I can find a bank with a better interest rate on amounts like $500 and $1000, these aren't as helpful to me.
3. I'm currently with Navy Federal and also have a TSP account (and have as much training as I could want for TSP, so I'm good there).
I am, amusingly, not that great with math, but I can understand the "if you do this with your money, this is what happens" part of finance managing. I just need the resources to tell and show me how to do it. I figure calculators and critical thinking can help me out with the rest until I can make enough money to hire a much smarter guy or gal to handle this for me someday.
Thank you (so incredibly much)!
*Bonus points if you include both videos AND graphs on the visual end.