Investing 101: How to Start Investing for the Future

Join our weekly #CreditChat on Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat & Youtube every Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. This week we hosted a conversation about the importance of investing — and how to get started.

The panel included: Dr. Eric Patrick: Founder, Black Market Exchange;  Rod Griffin– Director of Public Education at Experian and Mike Delgado– Social Media Community Manager at Experian.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: Why is investing important?
  • Q2: When should people start investing?
  • Q3: What are different ways to invest?
  • Q4: What are some mistakes to avoid when investing?
  • Q5: What are some simple ways to get started with investing?
  • Q6: What are some tools or resources to help you invest?
  • Q7: How do you decide how much money should go toward investing vs. paying off debt?
  • Q8: What advice do you have for those looking for help with investing?
  • Q9: Any final tips for those interested in investing or making more investments?

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