Are you thinking of starting a stock portfolio? I have a guest post on another website about beginning tips. This article has caused some very spirited dialogue. Here is an excerpt.
I remember when I decided that my normal savings account wasn’t good enough any more. At one time, ignorance truly was bliss, but then I learned that by taking a long term perspective, I saw that my not quite 2% interest on my savings account was being obliterated by the 5% average inflation rate. By keeping my long term savings in a savings account, I was actually losing money over time, so I set out to learn how to become an equity or stock investor.