Clubs can be a benefit to investors of all skill and experiencelevels. It can be difficult to gain a spot in an existing club without connections or the opportunity to replace a departing member. Fortunately, starting a new club is as simple as finding a dozen or so people in one geographic area who want to participate. Members should plan to, and may be required to, contribute at least a certain amount to the club's investment budget at certain intervals. Some clubs allow members to exceed the minimum and others do not. All investments should be researched as carefully as an individual would research them, but, because more people are involved, research can be more thorough and cover more investment opportunities.