Ready to put some real money in?
Well, you can go directly to a company and buy shares through them or you can pay a stockbroker to take care of all of that.
Most stockbrokers charge for their services when you trade
Here is a list of some common brokerage firms:
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Make sure you pay attention to the ALL of the fees. Some brokers have fees to close the account and account minimums so watch the fine print when opening your account. After you open your account be diligent about depositing your 10% savings consistently even if you are not ready to purchase a stock yet. It’s all about getting in the habit.
Meet Your New Broker: Quite Possibly the Best Value in Stock and Options Trading
One of my favorite movies is Wall Street and Charlie Sheen’s character is a stockbroker that sells stock picks and aspires to be a financial success and a very wealthy stockbroker. The movie is brilliant and it can give you more of an idea of the stockbroker business.