The decision to invest is a huge one. After all, everyone has heard stories of people who got rich quick through investments, yet most people don't understand exactly how investing works. If you're thinking about breaking into investing, there are a few things you need to know before you get started.
First of all, make sure you do a lot of reading about investing. There are a number of websites dedicated to helping people learn how to invest. Make sure you read as much as possible both online and in books so you can get a well rounded view of how to trade stocks, how to choose which ones to invest in and how to know when it's time to pull out.
Next, consider talking with an investment company if you aren't sure how to proceed. Scott Reiman runs one such company. An investment company will help you figure out how to get started, which stocks to trade and which ones you may want to avoid.