I know some of you here know a bit about trading stocks. I am finally in a position where I can invest some money and I would like some advice on how to get started. I am curious how everyone invests. Do you use online services, or an actual broker. Where do you feel is the best place to get information? In your opinion what would be the best type of initial investment? Should I try to invest internationally? I know most of this will be opinions, but I trust some of you to have good advice.