Starting out

Just starting to invest? Don’t know where to begin? We’ve gathered the most useful resources from this website to help you get started.

What you need to know
  • Ease into investing

    Starting to save today — rather than waiting — is key to reaching your retirement goals.

  • Understanding risk

    Finding the right balance of risk and reward is essential to helping you meet your long-term goals. Learn how to get comfortable with these elements of investing.

  • Playing catch-up

    Even if you’re getting a late start on saving for retirement, there may still be time to build up your nest egg.

American Funds Investors

Joyce Kimura: Teacher turned world traveler

Learn how former teacher Joyce Kimura got started by putting away $25 a month to reach her goal of traveling in retirement.

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Plan your strategy

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional or downloaded and should be read carefully before investing.