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Article • November 10, 2015

Buy Stocks From Your Phone Commission-Free

Buy and sell stocks for free with Robinhood

Your great Aunt Marge is quite a woman—she lived through the Depression and completed three Iditarod sled dog races. Her golden rules are simple: Never eat muskrat, and never ever invest in stocks.

But she probably hasn’t tried Robinhood, an app for iOS and Android that lets you purchase stocks without paying a brokerage commission. Like Acorns, it’ll help you invest with less hassle.

Link your bank account and make a deposit into Robinhood to start purchasing. Then search and buy your stocks with a few taps.

Once you’ve invested, you can track your shares’ performance and get real-time market data from your dashboard. The app is encrypted and PIN-protected to keep your money safe from wandering fingers. When you’re ready to cash out, just transfer the funds back into your bank account.

Aunt Marge might disapprove, but she’ll love the new sled you can now afford to buy her.