So, I need educating Veeky Forums. I want to start being more financially responsible and build a future for myself, as right now I have practically nothing. I'm not aiming to get rich, just comfortable, perhaps in my own home as the end goal. The catch is I'm unwell to the point of being housebound and have been most of my life, and it's unlikely to change according to my doctor.
So, my 'plan' is to first put what little money I can put aside into gold, so it at least holds its value and can provide a safety net if I ever got into dire straights. Is there anywhere I can learn the basics of buying and selling, and the theory beyond 'Ug. Gold hold value'?
I'll likely also start with shares and such, as I have been told by a family member they will be giving me several thousand to do as I want with. But I'll deal with that later.