I am not yet qualified to be recommending specific stocks or mutual funds for you to invest in. But J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly surely is. In his post The Sheep and the Wolves: Smart investing made simple, Roth does a great job illustrating the basic concepts of investing along with providing some specific fund recommendations. So if you already have a retirement and/or taxable account set up but you’re at a loss as to what to invest in, why not start with his picks? He backs his suggestions up with some pretty sound facts.