Starting out as an investor can feel overwhelming, espeically when there are so many opinions about the best way to invest. While it may be tempting to listen to your coworker's advice when he talks about 'timing the market,' we promise you this is not a good idea. And if the 'risks of investing' your friend warns you about make you nervous, we can assure you that you have nothing to worry about when you're in it for the long haul.
Here are some simple things about investing you can and can't control. Focus on the things you can. If you follow these principles, you'll be on the right path to smart investing, and you'll have a timeless investing strategy that will carry you through to achieving your financial goals.