Hey all, Let me start off by saying I know nothing about investing money or starting a small business, nor do I have a product. This is simply a post to educate myself on possibilities as I am very ignorant on this subject. I just came into a small amount of money. $500 give or take a bit. I have no use for this money so I want to experiment a bit now that I am young and maybe get some educational value out of it and maybe make a small profit. What if anything would you invest this money in? Are stocks an option? I also toyed with the idea of starting a small ebay business, but I dont have a real product. I was kinda playing with the idea of buying broken ipods and maybe replacing parts and reselling them etc. But I am not really sure on anything, nor would I really know how to go about it in the business sense(is it profitable, ETC). I guess I'm kinda asking if you had a sum of around $500 dollars what would you invest it in or do with it, apart from spending it or just saving it? What would you do to attempt to turn these $500 into more profit? I am aware I am very limited and I might end up failing but as I am new in the business world I guess even if I fail, I will take it as a learning experience. . . I just wanna see what my options are. Any ideas to help out a newbie trying to learn a little bit in the business world?