People often feel like they need help to restore and reestablish their good credit score, so they turn to a Credit Counselor or some other credit repair company. I am not going to bad mouth these companies, they do serve a purpose, however their services are not free.
What does it mean to buy stock in a company? Buying stock in a publicly traded company is becoming a part owner in that company. The most popular type of stock available to investors is called "common stock".
Most investors are also looking for ways to increase the return on their investments. One way to achieve both these goals is by paying lower fees to trade stocks, exchange traded funds (ETF) and mutual funds.