but that don't have $2500 or more to throw down, i found this site... they work basically like a 401k. you put in money weekly or monthly, and the money you put in buys you portions of your choice of stock. as you put in more money, you accumulate more stocks. granted, if you're not putting in a large sum of money straight up, it will take you a while to start to accumulate value, but the potential is there. and the choice of stock you buy is yours, there's no blended plan stocks like a 401k. if you want to buy amd stock, google stock, exxon stock, it's all available through this site.
also, i've read a few reviews on the company, and 95% + has been positive. it's not a scam or cheat, it's a way for small scale/middle class investors to get started
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