The amount of information available on investing can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to know where to begin. It does not have to be complicated. Anyone can (and should) start investing, whether it’s for retirement of some other
Bonds are a type of investment where the investor lends money to an entity (generally a company or government) in exchange for payment in full with interest. Bond owners are called bondholders, and are not owners of the corporation, but
Stocks (also called equities) are a type of investment where an investor buys shares (“stock”) sold by a corporation. A share of stock represents partial ownership of the company and the investor becomes a shareholder in the company.