Financial advice is pretty easy, but not everyone feels comfortable learning about stocks or bonds.

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Getting started

Instead of trying to learn all of the ins and outs of any given investing area yourself, there are certainly many resources on the web that provide information on specific segments of the market and help you understand the basics of investing.

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Despite the price tag, a basic introductory course in stocks and bonds can be taken for free through places like the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website, the Securities and Exchange Commission website, and T. Rowe Price.

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More information can be found elsewhere on the web, and classes can be taken for free through places like the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

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But to do this, you’ll need the right mindset. That starts with your level of investing knowledge. Here’s what you need to know.

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In the classroom, common sense will play a big role. Watching this video with Betsy Cook and Grace Doshi, who teach at Boston College’s Fisher School of Business, will help you understand the steps required to choose your investments.