If you're 50, Cramer thinks you'd be a millionaire right now had you started buying stocks in college. If you're 20, he doesn't want you to miss out.
"Don't wait if you are young," said the Mad Money host. "Put a couple of bucks away in some stocks, today. No matter how broke you think you are, find a few extra bucks to invest," he said.
Cramer believes good stocks hold the key to future prosperity. That is, he believes that owning small pieces of several great businesses will generate far greater wealth than any savings account or CD ever could.
The trick is to identify companies with forward-thinking management teams, solid balance sheets, admirable profit margins, terrific growth potential and other strong fundamentals. These are companies that leverage big themes and appear well poised to dominate their industry for some time to come.
Where can you find companies, such as these? Jim Cramer profiles them regularly on Mad Money. Here's what he's watching right now.