NerdWallet: A few simple steps for millennials that want to start investing

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News headlines might lead you to believe that millennials are striking out on a growing list of financial accomplishments: homeownership, paying off student loans — not to mention summoning the will to resist high-end coffee or avocado toast.

When it comes to investing, they might have a point. Investment firm TD Ameritrade surveyed 1,519 people ages 21-37 in 2018 and found that only 50% said they invest — including in their retirement accounts.

But, surprisingly, investing is likely one of the easier financial goals to meet. In just a few steps, millennials can set the stage for investing, get their first investing accounts going, then look to bigger investing goals.

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