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Invest for Life: getting started

Important information - please keep in mind that the value of investments can fall as well as rise, so you may get back less than you invest.

Meet the investors

Invest for Life is a series of videos showing how different people are tackling the financial challenges they face on the way to reaching their goals and living the lives they want. All the investors you’ll meet are real people who tell us, in their own words, about their financial experiences - good and bad. Some are already investors with Fidelity, others are just starting out.

In this episode they describe the different ways they first began investing. Some of them started when they were young, with help and encouragement from their families. For others investing was something they discovered later in life as they began to look for ways in which they could make their money work harder. But they all agree, that while it’s never too late, it’s better to start as soon as you are ready.

Watch the investors talk about how they got started.

(7 mins 15 secs watch time)

Transcript - First steps: getting started

What you could do next

Begin with the basics

Browse through our investing videos, learn about different types of investment, or explore our guides that explain what investing is all about.

Find out if you are ready to invest

Answer “Yes” or “No” to five simple questions about your current financial situation and see if now is the right time for you to become an investor.

Explore your options

If you’re ready to start investing or grow your investment portfolio, find an account that meets your needs by answering a few simple questions.