I realize many will think this question is ridiculous and stupid, throwing money into stocks without knowing what your doing, but hear me out. I did once have a thread similar to this, but it was all over the board, this one is more specific.I have about $10K that I'm feeling comfortable in investing in some higher risk/reward investments. But I feel like my biggest problem is just getting my feet wet. A downfall I have is that I seriously over analyze things, spend way too much time researching, always way too afraid to make a mistake. I often spend so much time trying to learn and master things through research, that by the time I get started on something, I'm often further behind than someone who took the initiative to just start and learn from their mistakes along the way. So I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on a relatively safe way that I can take $10K and just jump right in and get started, without simply blowing my money. For example, a suggestion on a good investment firm that perhaps may offer free or low cost advice that is trustworthy, and sort of hold my hand through the beginning to get me started with a solid foundation.I do plan to get books, and do more reading etc, but I just feel like I will learn much more jumping in and actually getting some stocks or investments in my hand to watch, manipulate, and gain experience first hand.Any input/advice/hints on a good way to jump in like this, or good firm to use?