How to Invest $20, $100, and $1,000 (and More)

Got only $20 to put away right now?

It may not sound like much, but you can use it to buy shares in Intel. Or Johnson & Johnson. Or Harley-Davidson (you rebel). And those are just a few of more than 1,000 options available. What if you've got $100 -- or $1,000? Your options are even greater.

We're not here to tell you where to invest your money. We won't lay out a handful of stocks on a "buy" list. But what we can tell you is how you can invest your money -- the mechanics of investing small, large, and medium amounts of cash. We can even help you choose a broker.

How to invest $20
Let's start with $20. We're going to assume that you've already paid off any high-interest debt and that you have some money stashed in a safe place (like a savings or money market account) that you can get to quickly in case of an emergency expense. Now you find yourself with a little extra dough, and you want to begin investing for your future.

Is it even worth it to invest such a pittance?

Heck yeah it is! One of the best ways to invest small amounts of money cheaply is through Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRPs), also known as Drips. They and their cousins, Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPs), allow you to bypass brokers (and their commissions) by buying stock directly from the companies or their agents.

More than 1,000 major corporations offer these types of stock plans, many of them free, or with fees low enough to make it worthwhile to invest as little as $20 or $30 at a time. Drips are ideal for those who are starting out with small amounts to invest and want to make frequent purchases (dollar-cost averaging). Once you're in the plan, you can set up an automatic payment plan, and you don't even have to buy a full share each time you make a contribution.

Drips may be one of the surest, steadiest ways to build wealth over your lifetime (just make sure you keep good records for tax purposes). For more details on Drips, see "What if I can only invest small amounts of money every month?"

How to invest a couple of hundred bucks
So you've weeded out all the wooden nickels from your spare-change jar and have tallied up a few hundred bucks. Instead of blowing it on snack food and Elvis memorabilia, consider investing it in an index fund (the only kind of mutual fund Fools like). An index fund that tracks the S&P 500 is your ticket to an investment that has traditionally returned about 10% per year.

Some index funds require as little as $250 for you to call yourself an owner. This low minimum is usually restricted to IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts). After your initial investment, you can add as much money as you like, as frequently as you like, with no additional costs or commissions. You purchase index funds directly from mutual fund companies, so there are no commissions to pay to a middleman.

If you have a few hundred dollars to start with, then this is a great, low-cost way to establish an instant, widely diversified (500 companies!) portfolio.

How to invest $500 
Once you're up to $500, your investment options open up a bit more. You can still buy an index fund, and now you'll have your pick of fund companies that require higher initial investments. This freedom will enable you to shop around for a fund with the lowest expense ratio.

You should also seriously consider opening a discount brokerage account. You'll want to focus on the account option that best serves your needs; some accounts require a minimum initial deposit, and some don't. That means you can open up an account with whatever investing money you have available, and start researching and perhaps purchasing individual companies. (Or, if you're enamored of index investing, you can easily invest in Spiders, a stock-like investment that mimics the performance of the S&P 500.)

The key here is to keep your costs of investing (including brokerage fees) to less than 2% of the transaction value. So if you're planning to add to your position in stocks a few times a month, a Drip or an index fund may still be the way to go.

How to invest $1,000-plus
What can you do with a grand? Obviously, with $1,000 you can open up a discount brokerage account, but look at the rewards if you can scrape up an additional $1,000 a year to add to your original investment.

Say you've got 40 years to retirement. If you start with $1,000 and invest an additional $1,000 each year, and your money earns 10% annually, then when you're ready to retire at age 65, you'll have $532,111.07. That seems worth it to us. If you have earned income, you can set up a Roth IRA, and you won't even pay any taxes on that $532K when you withdraw it. (As always, your mileage may vary.)

Again, even at this level, the key is to keep fees from eating up your earnings. So make sure that the costs of investing (including brokerage commissions, stamps to mail in checks, and books that help you learn to invest) are less than 2% of your account's overall worth. With small accounts, that can be a challenge, but with such low commissions being offered by discount brokers, it's definitely doable.


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  • Report this Comment On September 01, 2008, at 8:16 PM, outtatime wrote:

    Why do I need a Brokerage Account? I have a couple thoudand dollars so I can probably do more than an DRP or just an index by itself. This information implies other advantages to a Brokerage Account but I am new to this and dont understand. Can't I just drop my several thousand into an Index fund and forget about it? is their a more aggressive option for me?

  • Report this Comment On November 15, 2008, at 8:06 AM, foolmotley2 wrote:

    I have only $250, how do i start with this money??

  • Report this Comment On November 26, 2008, at 11:30 PM, Fish4reela wrote:

    I want to start investing, $300 + - a month. I know what company I want to invest in. From reading the article, im inclined to invest with Drips or index fund. It is possible to only invest in 1 company with these? Also when I accumulate a larger amount ($), will i be able to roll it into a discount brokerage account. Bottom line, all I would like to do is invest in 1 company, and once the shares get a certain price, sell. What about commision fees and other costs?

  • Report this Comment On November 29, 2008, at 11:16 AM, riptorn54 wrote:

    You recommended T Rowe Price Equity

    Fund. I have a brokerage account at Fidelity so how do I buy this fund? Can I buy it Through Fidelity or do I have to go direct to T Rowe? Is this fund a no-load or an"ETF"?

  • Report this Comment On December 23, 2008, at 4:34 PM, Malik45 wrote:

    So I have a couple thousnadt to invest what compaines would be good to invest in

  • Report this Comment On January 23, 2009, at 1:11 PM, michaelroe wrote:

    What about investing in real estate? I am more comfortable investing in real estate than in the stock market and with the events that happened last year I have a good reason to be. Seriously, even if you think you need to be rich or have lots of capital to start.. rethink it! Becoming a millionaire by investing in real estate is more likely to happen than if you invest in the stock market. "The Pizza Delivery Millionaire" written by Rick Vazquez is a great book and tool to get yourself off on the right foot. Explore all your options first before investing your hard earned money!!

  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2009, at 1:46 PM, lordmorgul wrote:

    @michaelroe, Real Estate Mutual Funds are a good option there. Investing in "good" real estate without massive capital isn't going to be easy alone.

  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2009, at 1:48 PM, lordmorgul wrote:

    @outattime, a Brokerage Account is going to give you options... easy tracking tools online, many funds to buy through them at very low costs along with almost any other fund with some fees, direct stock purchases. If you know which fund you want money in, and do not plan to change it soon or need the swank online tools... then just buy directly.

  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2009, at 2:27 PM, kamuirei wrote:

    Schwab has several index funds with a $100 minimum and $1 additional:

    Cons:

    Fees are high for index funds

    Look out for transaction fees

    (Ex: E*Trade doesn't charge you a fee for using SWDIX, but does for SWINX and SWLBX)

    Their performance is generally in the middle of the pack.

    Pros:

    Easy way to invest spare change after ETF investment

    Nice "gateway" funds - Place to store cash until transaction costs are below whatever limit you've set. (1% myself)

  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2009, at 2:36 PM, kamuirei wrote:

    @ Icallshotgun

    Advice from a 24 year old:

    Make sure you've got the short term covered first. 6 month reserve in fixed income, 5 years of expenses that won't come from wages, etc. No debt whatsoever.

    A couple grand is barely enough to cover a month's living expenses in Texas... I doubt it even covers a month in California.

    @ michaelroe

    See VNQ. Real estate has fallen 20% more than the stock market.

  • Report this Comment On June 05, 2009, at 4:00 PM, minnib wrote:

    Great advice Kamuirei! Yes, having no debt and 6 months savings is a must. I would like to add, keep your life simple. I know people who make 3x the amount I do and cannot afford even a 100 a month to invest, too busy buying the latest gadget and shopping all the time. You would do yourself a huge favor in life, by living below you means and really learning to enjoy the simple things in life:-) just my 2cents;-)

  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2009, at 1:49 AM, redclaymud wrote:

    I don't recall a time in my life when I've ever had no debt and 6 months of savings. Who are these people? Do they exist?

  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2009, at 2:10 AM, ChannelDunlap wrote:

    I disagree with the $20 remark. It will not be worth to it invest $20. After your trading fee you come out with like 2-3 shares? And you expect DRIP to improve that? You'd have to hit a multibagger just to make it worth the fee to sell. $100 would be my absolute minimum, and then, only if you can let it sit there for a long, long time.

    Also, wow this is an old article. But it's a good one, I was in a very similar position once, I wish I'd found this article back then.

  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2009, at 2:39 AM, starbucks4ever wrote:

    My personal opinion: if you have only $20, invest it in a couple of beers in a good bar where they play nice music. It's much better for your mental health than spending $20 worth of your time every year reporting your 60 cent DRIP dividend on the 1099 DIV form.

  • Report this Comment On August 19, 2009, at 9:02 AM, lovvelee wrote:

    I have $3000 to invest. I am 20 years old and have no idea where to BEGIN. What would produce the largest ROI?

  • Report this Comment On August 19, 2009, at 8:13 PM, Aufull wrote:

    Hi Lovvelee,

    With $3000.00 and your age I suggest you put it in money market account for two months. In late Nov. invest $1500 on Russell 2000 and 1500 on QQQQ. Don't touch it until retirement.

    Hadi

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2009, at 7:48 PM, kevin1972 wrote:

    hello, to ALL

    I am a 37 year old father of 5 and i lost my job.

    With this i now have was is left of my 401k and I don"t know what to do with it. I desperately need some guidance.

    kevin

  • Report this Comment On September 09, 2009, at 2:01 PM, maggie1604 wrote:

    I want to buy a house in about six months. I have a little money coming my way and I'd like to put it away for six months where I know I won't dip into it. Is there any 6-month investment worth putting about $1,200 to $1,500 into to just sit and earn some interest?

  • Report this Comment On September 15, 2009, at 10:25 AM, devilzadvocate wrote:

    Friends.. like other FOOLS..am a gambler myself. I started with 10K in December.. and have 20+K in my brokerage account now. All the stocks in my CAPS are my real play.. and most of them are under $10. Hence, if you are looking for stock ideas.. check my caps. My return has been 57% so far.

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  • Report this Comment On October 14, 2009, at 12:43 PM, Amoako wrote:

    I really need you to help me with a question.... How can i invest from another country or i want to invest my money but i do not know how to do it.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 7:13 AM, alfredtheactor wrote:

    In response to user lovvelee. If you want an extremely high return on your money. While keeping the risk fairly low. I would recommend sports betting. Now a lot of you are thinking. That is a crazy thing to invest in. But when you educate yourself on it, you will realize that it is one of the smartest investments to make an unbeliveable roi in. Nevertheless educate yourself on that and follow someone online who has achieved success with it. Good luck. Sincerly alfred kelley, 19 yr old sports bettor, actor, comedian- houston,tx

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2009, at 6:44 PM, Success012 wrote:

    I'm 15 and can safely invest a couple $1000 but im just going to start with about $250 to see how it works out any tips?

  • Report this Comment On December 22, 2009, at 8:18 PM, CJCJ86 wrote:

    Hi. I'm 23 years old and I'm trying to learn about investing. Honestly, when I get a pay check...I eat my money up and then the next thing I know I'm broke. Right now I'm trying to figure out how I can invest my money and make it grow every month or every year.

    What are some things that I can invest in? Please give me a list of example of the things that I can invest in. How do you start investing. I read you have to buy the stocks from the company? So how do I do that? Do I need to get in contact with the company and negogiate something.

    And how do my money grow when I buy stocks or shares from a company?

  • Report this Comment On December 22, 2009, at 8:24 PM, CJCJ86 wrote:

    So lets say I have over $400 cashed away in my savings account and I want to invest my money so it can grow....could I invest my in Reebock shoes? If so how do I do that?

    I'm trying to learn about all of this...because this all new to me and confusing me just a little :)

  • Report this Comment On January 18, 2010, at 6:40 PM, Minxster wrote:

    II am 57, I have a small IRA $11,000, and just sold a floundering business, so I have a little money to invest. I do not understand investing at all, and would like some suggestions. I have found a 5 yr cd paying 3.25% and thought I should do that to play it safe?

  • Report this Comment On March 19, 2010, at 4:00 PM, mudman90039 wrote:

    I didn't know much either 20 years ago when my folks gave me some tax free payments. I bought a fool newsletter on mutual funds. I think Vanguard is the best company as they have the lowest fee, you can go right to them. I like blended funds that take in stocks and bonds, you usually get a bigger dividend and have it reinvested. Their STAR fund is great it covers the world yet 50% + is based in North America but you get europe asia as well. It's called a blended fung for this fact, 60% is stocks and 40% bonds, Bonds are a steadier growth so the fund won't rocket up and down as much, Or get an index fund. Be safe don't play a crap shoot.

    A broker while you do have to pay them at teh end of the year you get summaries and package for the taxman all figured out. Buying individually on your own you're going to have to carry and store all the trading info with you for years until you sell and have tp do your own math and I would just explode with paper files.

  • Report this Comment On April 22, 2010, at 11:24 PM, paulasue23 wrote:

    I was in a car accident and am about to get a settlement, I want to spend only a portion of it...$10,000-$15,000 but I dont know how to invest it. I want something simple, but high interest rates. I would prefer something that cannot be touched for at least 5 years and something I can trust. Please help!

  • Report this Comment On June 10, 2010, at 9:52 AM, makokha wrote:

    How can invest $12500?

  • Report this Comment On July 29, 2010, at 2:44 PM, dotmeister10 wrote:

    We want to start investment portfolios for our grandkids...who are over 18. We planned on investing $500 for the 1st grandson, with our local Charles Schwab where we have had our accounts for years. They will not accept anything under $1,000 to start an account. Don't they want young investors? Do you have any ideas?

  • Report this Comment On November 20, 2010, at 3:00 PM, cjl85uk wrote:

    @ truthisntstupid

    ohhh.... any chance for an extended list of reading material titles please... :)

  • Report this Comment On January 23, 2011, at 1:53 AM, angelpr29 wrote:

    Hi everybody, I'm 30 years old and I want to start investing my money...I have an extra $5,000 that I don't need and I can put an extra $100 each month in my inversions....Can somebody tell me what to do and where to start???? Thanks!!!

  • Report this Comment On January 23, 2011, at 10:31 AM, rnkotan wrote:

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    One thing to consider is the "Hidden Gems" premium service. $5K invested in Google or Amazon isn't that same as $5K invested in small companies with massive room for growth.

    Hopefully this helps.

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    Thanks

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    Hi, i am a college student with a part time job. I'm 19 and i would really like to start investing, i should be able to save 50 dollars a month. should i just hang onto it until i have $2000 and invest in an index fund, or buy stocks at low prices? Also, do you need a credit card/debit card for investing or just a certain type of account opened at a bank?

  • Report this Comment On November 20, 2011, at 12:39 AM, ashis237 wrote:

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  • Report this Comment On November 20, 2012, at 7:39 AM, Delasalm wrote:

    Hi,

    I'm a Filipino citizen, does not know anything about investing into shares/stocks from companies. I have an extra money to invest about $5000 and can put in around $500 every month. Can I invest in american companies? If I can invest where can I go or who I can contact? Planning to invest the money for a term of 5 to 10 years.

    Any informations is greatly appreciated.

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    Hi,

    My husband and I are 54 and 63 years of age. We have several thousand $ in savings and some 401k combined. Unfortunately not enough to retire anytime soon. What is the best way to invest with the quickest returns (not sure of the proper lingo)

    Neither of us are familiar with the investment world.

    Thanks, kcup

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  • Report this Comment On March 19, 2013, at 11:55 PM, MorvonW28 wrote:

    Im a 20 year old and wanting to put in 300 a month.

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    Can somebody help me out here and give me some ides?

    Im looking to retire in 20 or 25 years how can i put money?

  • Report this Comment On April 30, 2013, at 4:55 PM, sallierue wrote:

    Hi,

    I read earlier about a couple in a similar situation as my husband and myself. He will be 63 this year and I am 55. We have a retirement account through his work but not enough money to actually retire and live on for very long. We also have some money that is being taken care of by our "financial guy" BUT I have some extra cash that I would like to invest in something that has a potential to surprise my hubby in a few years. Where do I start?

  • Report this Comment On May 08, 2013, at 6:51 PM, Bellespell wrote:

    Hi All,

    I've managed to save $50k. I'd like to double this in the next 12 months, any tips on how I could do this with as little risk as possible?

    Thanks in advance folks :o)

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  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2013, at 5:50 PM, iy6612a wrote:

    I can invest on average $500 per month. At age 62 (my age) how should I go about investing this money? Do I need a broker? Where should I start? Please help.

  • Report this Comment On July 25, 2013, at 2:37 PM, dubujicho wrote:

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    can someone help me to under the minimum stock one can buy. I also need confirmation of share price quote e.g. LNKD is USD203.50 which mean I need to pay USD208.50 to own 1 shares?

  • Report this Comment On July 30, 2013, at 11:49 PM, Rodhelvey wrote:

    Hello everyone

    I have $500.00 today to start investing with . I`m not sure what to do here, first, do I need to open up a broker account with E-trade or Scottrade or one of those broker firms. I feel lost, but most of all I feel real dumb here on not knowing what to do. I`m 58 yrs old and need to get started.

    Any help will be a great comfort.

    Thanks

  • Report this Comment On August 02, 2013, at 3:38 PM, lunaeyefool718 wrote:

    I have 2 daughters in medical school, and am trying to help them out by having money when they graduate in 5 years to help pay off loans. I have $2,000 to invest. Where should I invest it?

  • Report this Comment On August 19, 2013, at 3:39 PM, Usman2012 wrote:

    Salam,

    I am pakistani man age 19 year i am reading to school i am poor man

  • Report this Comment On August 21, 2013, at 10:33 PM, Keairamg21 wrote:

    I'm a lot confused about stocks , I know I really want to invest about 500$ -to 1,000 I need a better understanding of it

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    this is the way to go today,no more BF&FI...

  • Report this Comment On July 14, 2014, at 8:54 PM, Dali wrote:

    How do I start a fake portfolio? I want to learn before I jump into reality!

  • Report this Comment On September 18, 2014, at 4:45 PM, pistolpeak wrote:

    Hi.

    I am 46 yrs. old and have $1,500 to invest.

    What would be the best way to get started at this time in my life? Is to late to make a retiement plan work?

  • Report this Comment On October 20, 2014, at 1:07 AM, amp123456 wrote:

    I have $4000.00 how should I start that off? And if anyone wants to group up let me know.

  • Report this Comment On October 23, 2014, at 11:35 AM, Rich3124 wrote:

    I will be 58 in December '14. I am still working full time and I have just over 100K in 401k, 55k in current stock value and another 10k in annuity. Don't expect to retire a millionaire but would hope it can be better than what it looks like now.

    Where do I go from here?

  • Report this Comment On October 23, 2014, at 1:34 PM, Eddie45 wrote:

    My health isn't so good, so if something should happen to me, would my daughter (benificary in my will) be able to continue trading, or cash in my stocks?

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2014, at 3:42 AM, wkahn83 wrote:

    So I want to know if I got 1000 dollars to invest in how would I do that and do I really need a shareholder account? I was thinking about investing in IPO'S is that a good idea?

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