Building your portfolio through smart investments

Posted at 5:17 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 05:17:03-04

THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO BEGIN YOUR TO BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO. STOCKS, bonds — Amazon, AT & T INC., and general electric company are among the top five stocks that are bought by consumers, while Nike, Walt Disney company, and Facebook are the most sold.

There are so many ways to begin your to build your portfolio. Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are just a few ways to invest.

How did you start?

Nerd-wallet-dot-com says you should start your portfolio once you have mastered budgeting your monthly expenses. So what would you start with?

Apps such as M1 finance, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade and Robinhood. Are all free and help you begin your investing journey.

But experts say you need to be diverse when you invest. If you want less risk or are nearing retirement, experts say to move over to bonds. Though the return might be lower, they do add stability to your accounts.

Experts say to invest for the long term and keep your emotions out of your investing.

According to, social security makes up only 38 percent of your total income when you retire. Also using your parents advice: “If the deal seems too good, it probably is.”