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6 responses to “How to invest with small money”

  1. […] How to Invest With Small Amounts of Money – Martin at Hello Suckers has written a good article to consider if you are getting started investing with limited capital available.  I like that he points out one of the most important lessons for beginners which is to take your trading costs into account.  With small amounts of money, commissions can eat up a very large portion of your capital and you need to make sure to keep these costs as low as possible.  In this article he gives you some ideas to help keep costs low. […]

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  3. Jake Erickson says:

    This is a great article. My wife and I are just getting into investing after having paid off all of our debt and we didn’t really know where to start. Commission free ETFs sound like a very good option until we get a decent amount saved up. Thanks for the overview.

    • Martin says:

      Jake, I think this can be a great option to let small cash work for you. However there is a catch. If you want to use commission free ETFs to save money in order to sell later and buy a stock, you may be dealing with price fluctuation. This I believe can be offset by buying ETFs which pay dividends.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I really appreciate it.

  4. This is great information. I have always wondered which are the good ways to start investing with such a small amount. I never looked into a DRIP, but it looks possible. Thanks for putting all of this together.

  5. Thanks for the mention! There are a bunch of dividend specific ETFs which can work for someone investing a small amount of money. I know a few of them can be found commission free (from my broker, at least). I don’t really know how they stack up vs a DRIP plan, as I’ve never given them much of a look myself.

    • Martin says:

      Jay, you are welcome. It gave me an inspiration to write my post up. I bet there are many dividend ETFs. I just am not that familiar with them yet, but definitely give them my shot. Also not all brokers offer commission free ETFs, so my screener returned only 5 results.

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