One question you may ask me "I don't have any money, how can I invest?"
Number one rule in investing is investigate. Never ever jump into something that you don't know. Today's world has many means of getting information. We have the internet and print media to learn about where to best put our money. Second is invest only your excess. Many people end up losing all they have because they have invested all they have on stocks then suddenly lost everything due to financial crisis. Always only invest your excess.
So the question still stands, how much do you have right now? Many people think that you need a lot of money to invest in stocks but that is not correct. If you look around and check the newspapers or the investment news channels like CNBC you will notice that stocks are in the range of less than a dollar or peso to hundreds or thousands. With this in mind one can buy stocks base on how that particular market's rules. Some are sold in board lot just like in the Philippine Stock exchange where board lots ranges from 10 - 1000 depending on the trading value. So for example a stock trading at Php 50.00 may have a board lot of 100 making the total required investment to be around Php 5,000.00 only. Off course you have to open an account with a broker which requires a deposit of around Php 25,000.00 and up depending on what acount you are opening.
With that in mind you can see how much you are saving. I know you will say I don't even have left after I pay my bills. The problem with us is that we contend ourselves with whatever is left on our salary, we our satisfy first bills rather than satisfying pocket. I suggest you do the reverse. It seems impossible but when there is a will there is a way.