Originally Posted by tcBob
I like Ameritrade. Their online research tools are awesome. I split my money among stocks and mutual funds in totally different markets so I won't be shit out of luck if some industry collapses (like the web bubble in the late 90s, I know a few people who bet it all and still are paying for it).
With your gambler personality be careful coz it can be addictive. Have you picked a stock site already? This thread is about 9 days old...
I haven't picked a site yet. I have heard alot of good stuff about Scottrade but it looks like you have to keep some minimums in their accounts. Right now i'm not putting alot in so i dont want to have to worry about minimum account numbers. I have been spending alot of time on Motleyfool.com just trying to learn all i can. trying to figure out all the confusing lingo and all the little details. I'm also trying to figure out if i can roll my 401(k) over myself or if i have to go find a profesional to do it. so you use Ameritrade, do you know anything about etrade or scottrade?
Originally Posted by AK Backcountry
Most of the people I know use Ameritrade and like it. I gave my money to professionals awhile ago after hanging on too long to a "Sure Thing". Not enough time to monitor it.
Just Remember : "Bulls and Bears make money and the sheep are lead to slaughter." Don't be a sheep!!!
As far as buying Texas:
I think for a 6-pack of Bud Light they would give you the keys to the whole state.
But then what would you do with it?
What will i do with Texas when i buy it? good question..... sink it, burn it, or blow it up
Originally Posted by phantom
yes you can
that is what i lived off of for 6 years before i got ssi !
i have a "finance guy" that did the magic for me and worked out pretty good !
I know i can technically take it out, but if i take it out before i certain age i am taxed and penalized so i only get like 50% of it. i would rather use it to get use to the stock market. Sort of like "play money" when you play online poker.