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How to get started with investing

Have you ever thought about starting your investing journey but unsure where to start? Well, in this article we unpack those first few steps to take when getting ready to make an investment.

When people think of investing, they typically think of glass-fronted office buildings, well-suited bankers in suits and movies like The Big Short (side note: we would recommend this as both an entertaining watch and an insightful commentary on the 2008 financial crisis). In this article, we explain how ordinary people can practically get started with investing.  

Investing is essentially buying assets that may appreciate (that is, increase in value) over time. The most common assets that people invest in include shares, bonds and property.