I'm sure there are a lot of people who ask about Mutual Funds and I understand the concept that you buy a share of the mutual fund and its invested broadly across many markets. Does anyone have any funds they like that they want to share or any stories about what to look for and how long you should let one go. I like the idea of target date funds. I can say "Hey in 5 years I want to buy a car, I'll put (X) away every month in this fund and then in 5 years I get my check" It seems simple and you chose the risk you can handle. I'm also a noob so I maybe underthinking the whole thing. Chime in.