I'm interested in building a stock portfolio, but really have no clue where to start. I've looked at some sites and applications but they all seem really complicated (and ugly, hey I'm a designer and UX engineer, what can I say!). I'd really like something simple with an excellent user experience, with clear documentation and getting started guides. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I was invited into the Acorns beta a while back, their full site launched today so check it out if you have not heard of Acorns. And I love what they are doing, but don't think I can afford the dollar roundup method at this moment (I'd rather have a concrete investing number to work with), and I'm hesitant because of my lack of investing experience. If I already had a grasp on the basics of investing I could see myself joining Acorns, but at this time I don't think it's for me.
I do invest in my IRA, save, and budget, but now I want to go to the next step of short-ish term investing. Any thoughts or advice from the DN crowd?