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Simple steps to take today to invest in your future

Posted at 2:34 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 17:34:34-04

Does investing in the stock market seem confusing? Do you feel like you can’t afford to? You are not alone – according to a survey by online personal finance company SoFi, 52% of respondents said they don’t have enough money to live on, much less to invest in stocks or mutual funds. And, a little over a quarter (29%) didn’t even have the faintest idea about where to start. What’s more alarming is over half of Millennial respondents said they aren’t invested in stocks or mutual funds.

Saving is just not enough. Investing is a financial requirement for achieving financial independence but it can be overwhelming to those that don't know how to just get started. All investments come with risks, but so is not allowing your money to grow. It also carries the risk of inflation making that money worth less in the future.

Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling Up Your Money is about to shake up the misconception that investing is just for the wealthy.

Her latest book shakes up the misconception that investing is just for the wealthy. Lowry uses wry humor and hilarious true stories to keep readers entertained. She's been featured by CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox & Friends, Cosmopolitan Magazine, NBC News, New York Magazine, MarketplaceMoney, and Refinery29.