Wanted to start up my shares portfolio... just dont know where to start. Was thinking just to get started in woolworths or BHP, just because they are bigger type companies and for no other reason really. How did the rest of you get started and how did you go about choosing your first shares to make money?? Also wanted to buy into some managed funds, because they seem an easy way to diversify and obviously they are managed by profesinals. Any thoughts? Where did you all start?