Investing
December 30, 2019

The Three Easiest Ways to Start Investing

Written By Emily Jones
Last updated December 30, 2019

Simple. Thrifty. Living.

There are numerous ways you can launch your investment activities. There are numerous investment vehicles available. The most popular are stocks, bonds, real estate, IRAs, 401ks and mutual funds.

But what are the three easiest ways to start your investing? That is the issue here. The first way is to simply hire a professional. Yes, hire an expert to guide you in making your investment decisions. Dr. James Royal and Arielle O’Shea propose this early in their Internet article “How to Invest Money.” Royal and O’Shea contend that hiring professional help is wise and more affordable now than it has ever been.

David Weliver shares in his article, “How To Invest Money: The Smart Way To Make Your Money Grow,” three reasons you should employ a personal financial advisor:

  • You feel “lost” in planning for your financial future and you need a roadmap.
  • You just don’t want to deal. When it comes to money, you’re not the do-it-yourself type, and you just want a pro to take care of it.
  • You like managing your money, but realize that your financial plan would benefit from an impartial and unemotional third-party opinion.

The second of the easiest ways to begin investing is with the robo-advisor. Weliver, in another article, “6 Easy Ways to Start Investing With Little Money,” defines robo-advisors as financial apps that use algorithms to provide you with the best advice concerning financial investments. Robo-advisors, Weliver contends, have gained popularity because they have made investing so widely attainable. He says the apps are easy-to-use. Tend to be more convenient, more affordable, and have lower investment minimums than standard financial advisors. More importantly costs will be lower as compared to traditional management companies because there is no investment broker involved.

If you choose to not hire an investment advisor or to not try the robo-advisor apps, then your alternative is to attempt your own investing strategy. You can make it easier on yourself by conducting research on the ins and outs of investing.

Investing Strategies

The best investing strategies, according to Grant Sabatier in his article “Best Investment Strategies,” are the ones where you can maximize your return while minimizing your risk. The best investments for fledgling investors, Sabatier believes, are stocks, bonds and real estate.

Finance expert Camilo Maldonado, in another Internet article “How to Start Investing,” explains it is generally felt that learning how to invest is complicated. But it doesn’t have to be, Maldonado writes.


Maldonado’s article is packed with quality advice. He claims it is possible you can actually outperform the majority of professional investors. The secret is to avoid individual stocks you tend to favor and leaning more on low income index funds that possess bits of a variety of stocks.

The key word here has been the “easiest.” Not the “best” nor the “only.” The easiest way to start investing is to hire a professional. Secondly, you have the robo-advisor apps and finally, the traditional method of doing it yourself.

About the Author

Emily Jones

Emily Jones has been writing for personal finance blogs for over 5 years. Her specific interests include, budget travel, living well on a budget, and deal finding. While in graduate school Emily was forced to find creative ways to be able to afford to travel. Now that she has a family, her affection for travel and shopping continue, but on a very tight budget. Emily enjoys sharing her deal finding tricks with her readers.

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