13 Stocks to Start Investing With in 2013

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McDonald's restaurantThe new year is still fresh, and it’s the perfect time to start checking things off your resolution list — like getting more financially fit.

If you’re keeping your savings in low-return but “safe” investments, you need to get your money off the sidelines and into some better-performing stocks. But with the risks involved in the equities markets, you want to buy into stocks you can trust.

No stock is risk-free, but below, you’ll find 13 ideas for beginning investors to get their feet wet in the market.

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Motley Fool contributor Dan Caplinger owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway. You can follow him on Twitter @DanCaplinger. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Disney, IBM, Johnson Johnson, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Whole Foods, and ExxonMobil, and has the options positions on Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Diageo, Disney, IBM, Johnson Johnson, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, 3M, Procter Gamble, Starbucks, and Whole Foods.

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