(I’m only reposting this because I initially posted it at perhaps the dumbest time for people to see, and I know there are a lot more people here with experience and advice.)

I’ve been thinking lately about investing some of the money I have saved up from 2 summers of working, because A) It’s what experts say that young people should do and no one really does, and B) I’d probably just spend it on dumb shit like a 30 year old Pontiac otherwise.

I’ve read a few articles, and it seems like low cost index funds are the best way to go, but I’d feel more comfortable getting some unbiased first-hand experience. Also, how in the hell do I even get started, and what can I expect from it?