How to Start Investing in 2018

“Your road to success as an investor is less likely to hinge on whatever hot stock your friend thinks you should buy ASAP — and depends more on how smart a portfolio you put together today, as well as how you gradually tweak or rebalance it over time.”

Want a crash course in how to invest your money if you’re not exactly a financial wizard? This one’s for you.

Mic shares simple answers to five basic investing questions including how to start investing, what investments to choose, and how to protect your invested money.