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How does Stash work?

Stash is investing simplified. With Stash Invest you can start investing with $5 and learn as you go, all from your smartphone.

When you sign up for a Stash Invest account, we gather some basic information about you and your current financial situation so we can recommend investments based on what we call your ‘Risk Profile.’

Once you sign up, you will need to connect a checking account, and then you can buy fractional shares with as little as $5 and start investing. Your first investment should always be your recommended mix, which is based on your risk profile. After that, you can invest based on your beliefs, goals, and interests. We’ve given the ETFs available on Stash names that help you know what they’re all about, and individual stocks are listed under the company’s name.

That’s it – sign up, customize your portfolio, and boom, you’re an investor.

To open a Stash Retire account, you first need a Stash Invest account. Then you simply need to answer a couple more questions to make sure we match you with the appropriate retirement account, and you can start with as little as $5.

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