So a few years ago, working the night shift at my command (military talk for my job), my buddy got me interested in investing. He loved trading based on earnings reports. Each month he would go through the lists of companies reporting earnings and pick a few that would beat their projections. He was actually pretty good and was making a few bucks here and there. So, I downloaded an app and got to trading. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of capitol and fees were killing the microscopic gains I was making, and amplifying my losses. This led me to Robinhood. It’s a great starter tool and a great way to get into the market! It offers no fees (unless you sign up for their gold program) and has a really handy app to keep track of what’s going on! This allowed me to keep what I was earning and lose what I was losing but I wasn’t paying for the access to Wall Street! They also have a referral program! By using http://share.robinhood.com/dylang48 to sign up for Robinhood we will both earn free stock! You don’t have to keep the free one you’re assigned forever, just a few days and then you can sell it for something you really like! What more could you want for just trying something out?! Some downsides to Robinhood are that you will have to do more research on your own, which for me is well worth the lack of fees! Good Luck and happy hunting!