hey hows it going everyone! im 18 years old and wanted to get started at building a solid future for myself. outside of school and work I have put some money to the side (roughly 15k) and would like to make that grow. I currently support my family lost my father some years ago so I have been working since the age of 16. 2 jobs plus going to school to help support my mother and pay the bills. now in college and not that much more free time on my hands i would like to invest, I always hear how that is the best thing to do. now given todays time I understand things are a little rough. hope Obama can fix up things (we shall see). ok so i have been told a couple things, invest in GOLD. put the money in high interest accounts (which i hear has some risk), the last thing sell drugs (which was the dumbest idea outta all of them). so I came across this forum to learn, why? BECAUSE its never too late. can anyone help point me in the right directions towards some success. hey if i could turn this 15k into 20k within a year i think thats a pretty darn good start. again ill be in my sponge stage for the next couple months absorbing all i can from all you smart individuals out there that i know i can pick up a thing or two from. any help much appreciated! thanks in advance guys.