Deciding to invest your own money instead of settling for whatever your banker or money manager is offering is a big step for most people. There is a major misconception about investing that I believe keeps most people on the side lines and that is a true shame.
It's your money and no-one has more interest in your money than you! So why not start learning how to invest yourself. It really is pretty simple and you can do almost whatever you to do. I would however suggest you first start out with a good plan and a goal for how much returns you want to make from your investing. First off start out simply asking your self can I do better than my money manager or my banker? I Say it is easier than you might think.
Just out of high school I decided to be self employed, after running a successful manufacturing business I had a problem of making more money than I knew what to do with. I started investing, after 23 years of investing I now want to share my strategy with a select few that want an extra edge in their own investing.