How much money do i need to get started

You can get started with as little as $5. Many brokers out there allow you to start that way. Best Online Stock Brokers for Beginners ( Check out Robinhood, SOFI, Vanguard, Schwab, etc. and see which ones best fit your starting point. Your best bet would be to find some good broad (S&P500) ETF’s to get rolling on and just keep adding to them as you go. The 21 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2021 | Kiplinger I would stray from individual stocks until you feel really comfortable. Its never too late to start!

Good advice @CycloneD. I would add to that to also take a look at Stash. They also allow you to get started with $5. Just as an aside, I joined Stash through Swagbucks (a site that pays you for taking surveys, watching videos, etc.) and earned 3500SB which I redeemed for gift cards.