Ready to invest?

In this lesson, you’ll learn the basic guidelines for smart investing and how to get started. Most financial advisors say you’re ready to invest if you have:

  1. Enough savings to cover two to six months of expenses
  2. Debts low enough that you can comfortably pay them

Before you start to invest, be sure you’re prepared to cover your expenses in case of an emergency, a sudden illness, or if you lose your job. To get started with investing, it can be helpful to work with professionals. Ask at your financial institution — many offer investment products and guidance.

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