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Starting to invest: It's not as tough as you might think

Starting to invest: It's not as tough as you might think

Darlene probably speaks for a lot of people: "I don't have a lot of money, but I'd like to learn how to invest," she says. "Any suggestions?" First of all, props to you, Darlene. Any step toward better money management is a step in the right direction -- and it's not as difficult as you might think. There are plenty of websites out there that purport to get the novice investor up and running. Many are legit. Some are just trying to steer you toward their own trading services, so be careful. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Your first step should simply be learning the lingo. What's market capitalization? What's a...

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