Focus on your savings percentage.

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Ben Hockema, quoted on USNews.com, by Coryanne Hicks.

“‘For long-term investors, the biggest factors for success are staying invested and saving enough,’ he says. You can’t control how your investments perform, but you can control how much you save. ‘By continually focusing on maintaining or increasing the savings rate, beginners will be positioned for success,’ Hockema says.”

Original blog post here:
https://money.usnews.com/investing/investing-101/slideshows/best-tips-for-beginning-investors?slide=4