My Grandmother just handed me a check for $6,000 for my 25th birthday…
… and I want to make this money work for me. I am fortunate enough to have already saved up some money as my “rainy day” fund and have no student debt. I am currently a PhD student making ~28k before taxes, so I haven’t been able to save as much as I’d like. I really want to make the most of this money before I start spending it on random shit I don’t need like going out to eat, tech gadgets, etc. I’m thinking of putting it in stocks, but I don’t know where to start. Any advice for a noob?