Originally Posted by copla
Honestly, if you're reading MSN Money and Rich Dad Poor Dad for investment advice you should read a lot more before doing anything.
I would read A LOT more before you start selecting your own equity investments. DO NOT try to pick your own stocks based on advice from MSN Money.
But I would start doing SOMETHING today. Any idiot can invest in an index fund. And 2, 5, 10, or 20 years later, when you feel that you know enough to begin selecting particular investments, by all means feel free. But don't wait 2, 5, 10 or 20 years to start investing at all. Start now. You can always move the money elsewhere if you decide it's not what you want.