HI anon, I would definitely say it's worth investing as early as possible for the long-term to let compounding do its wonders. Granted, when you start off, the dividend you receive might just be a trickle. But as you gain experience and knowledge, and earn more, and invest in more dividend stocks, your dividend would grow over time. The benefit of compounding our money early over the long-term is shown in one of the Dow Theory Letters, entitled Rich Man, Poor Man. Say there are two people, Ah Tan and Ah Lee. Ah Tan starts investing at the age of 19. He invests $2,000 every year from age 19 until 25 and stops thereafter. That means he has put $14,000 into the stock market. On the other hand, Ah Lee starts investing only at the age of 26. From age 26 until 65, he invests $2,000 annually in stocks. By the time he turns 65, he has contributed $80,000 to his portfolio. Assuming both investors can generate 10% yearly on their portfolios, whose portfolio would be larger at age 65? Most would think that Ah Lee would have a bigger portfolio. Yes, Ah Lee indeed has a larger portfolio at $973,704 while Ah Tan’s portfolio would be worth $944,641. However, here’s the fun part. Ah Tan wins overall as he has higher profit of $930,641 versus Ah Lee’s $893,704. Remember that Ah Tan had only put in $14,000 over seven years, while Ah Lee contributed $80,000 over 40 years. For more on the benefits of investing early, you can check out Seedly's article at https://blog.seedly.sg/start-investing-early.