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Investments on a Visa - What have you folks invested in for boosting ur savings, any good options (MF, stocks, etc.) ? Been 3 yrs in the US and only have a savings account :(

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Settle on one currency first. Dollar or Rupee. Start with SIP and invest small amount every month

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Only invest if you have $$$ to lose. This is the #1 rule. Can you invest in robo-advisors such as betterment, wisebanyan and etc?

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Use Stash it

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Have been invested in stocks,bonds and crypto over the last 4 years. Savings account is pointless I feel unless you are looking to just store your money- appreciation is close to nil.

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Robinhood, Gemini,Bittrex. You are welcome !

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I am on the same boat as you OP

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All those are no go at Deloitte..

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What all are no go?

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Per policy, any trading platform that is not approved by Deloitte is not allowed.. I had to close few accounts.. It may not be the case if you are at a consultant level, but managers and above are not allowed..

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Cryptos all the way. Stock markets are hot already. Open a Coinbase account first, sync it with GDAX (same company, different platform), start with some seed money investing in bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin.

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Invest in Tulips dude.

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Which brokers let you open accounts on an H1B? Vanguard and Merrill both need green cards and proof of the same!

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I started invested as soon as I landed on US on F1 and I paid my tuition fee with that. I use Fidelity, E*TRADE for options and Robinhood for short term. Gemini, Bittrex for crypto.

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3 years wasted sigh! Thanks for the inputs - looks like crypto is the way to go. Difficult to find time shortlisting stocks - back in India I was big time into Mutual Funds.

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