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Investing even small amounts of money can feel intimidating at first. If you don’t want to spend too much time researching or rebalancing your portfolio, an automated online investing service is a good choice. These so-called robo-advisers will create a custom portfolio, typically made up of different index funds or ETFs, that matches your goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance. If you have more time on your hands and an interest in the stock market, you can open a brokerage account to buy and sell index funds, ETFs,