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I'm 22 years old and have decided that I would like to be actively involved in trading after landing a new job that has provided the means to do so. I have a retirement account at work that I can put money into, but I believe I have a heck of a lot more time to be more aggressive than the 50 and 60 year olds they're leading into retirement. I've been doing a lot of reading just to develop a better understanding and hopefully be able to manage my investments both responsibly and effectively. I had almost opened an account with Edward Jones, but at the behest of the folks here, decided the fees and such would be unwise. So I opened up a discount brokerage account to manage my own account. I wish I could have gotten in sooner, however differing expenses going along with moving twice affected that negatively. I'm now in a position that I can invest a decent amount per month into this new account. I've made a few purchases after doing some research and maybe a slight rush to get while the going is good and if not, I'm up for the risk and the long haul. These are my current purchases thus far. This rookie appreciates the help. DBJP - 23% DXJ - 19% VOO - 33% TRP - 25%