I have some of my money in the stock market. I use the “Stash” app. I’m up about $1550 from investments I put in about 4 months ago. It was a wise decision to invest because I would have made practically nothing on it sitting in a bank.
It’s always a risk when you invest but it’s not really that hard to pick stocks that are going to go up. At least that has been my experience. As long as you play it conservatively, go with established companies and don’t take wild risks, it is definitely a good way to grow your income.