Made my first, teeny tiny stock purchase with a teeny tiny notional amount of money on a known public-facing trading site today.
What did I buy? Within the $100 I had to work with, I bought: 2 shares of CNSL, 1 share of HA, 3 shares of SALM, and 10 shares of IHRTQ. The first three all produce dividends on a nice, predictable schedule which will bring in needed "unearned income" to use a technical phrase from work. As to the last one, sometimes you must do crazy buys with a very long view.
I have a tiny bit of money in TreasuryDirect to earn money in US Treasury securities too.
Someone said to sign up for a "Simple" bank account as they have great interest rates. Unfortunately I have yet to succeed at that. I'm not sure what trouble I hit there.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko