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Investing Online For Dummies, 8th Edition by Matt Krantz

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Chapter 2

Getting Your PC Ready for Online Investing

In This Chapter

arrow Turning your PC into an online investing station

arrow Pinpointing online media that can make you a more informed investor

arrow Turning blogs and podcasts into research tools

arrow Scouring the Internet with search engines

arrow Securing your computer from online financial crooks

arrow Practicing your techniques with online tutorials and simulations

You live in a do-it-yourself world. You’re expected to fill your own gas tank at the service station, refill your own soda at the fast-food restaurant, and book your own airline tickets. It’s the same story with investing. If you want to reach your financial goals and retire comfortably, it’s up to you to make it happen. The age of employers looking after their workers’ futures with pensions is vanishing and being replaced with do-it-yourself retirement plans like 401(k)s.

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