3. Start Investing
Now that you know your goals and have planned your investment mix, the next step is to put that knowledge and planning into action and start investing. For long-term investing, waiting for the right moment to begin investing rarely works best. Starting early, and investing what you can regularly, usually takes you a lot further than waiting—because you generally can’t make up for lost time.
Open an account.
Schwab can help you get started with the right accounts quickly and easily. Find the right account.
Fund the account.
Deposit money into the account.
Choose your investments.
Pick actual investments to fit your plan. Get help finding investments.
1. Source: Schwab Center for Financial Research with data from Morningstar, Inc. Inflation rate is based on an increase of 2% per year over a 30 year period