How do I start investing?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Financial planner David Marotta explains how to start investing.

    David John Marotta

    David John Marotta is the President of Marotta Wealth Management, a fee-only financial planning and asset management firm in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is an oft-quoted writer and speaker on financial matters and his weekly financial column can be found at

    Host:How do I start investing?

    David John Marotta: There are many discount brokers and custodians that will provide you with an investment account and they are not salesman of a particular set of investments, but instead they will simply provide the services that of the you can buy other investments. So, opening account is as easy as some of them are online, some of them are discount brokers that you can walk into an office and you can open an account for usually very little money, a $100 or something like that.