hello calebmurphy, welcome to our forum!
you are no burden at all! this forum is dedicated to traders, new ones same as old ones!
i really recommend you to start trading with (penny)stocks, not options or forex.
options are complicated, you have to think about many factors when choosing the one you buy:
strikeprice, expirationdate, underlying stock, open interest, possible premium... .
better start trading them after a year of experience with stocks.
forex is not a good idea for beginners too, cause you can lose your whole money in a matter of SECONDS!
additionally, you have to know about TA to trade them.
best thing you can do now is start trading pennystocks and learning TA, just follow the doc, he is the king here
he has a challenge running, $1.000.000 in 16months, follow him!
after knowing about TA and having some experience in trading you can move on to options/forex and it will be much easier to understand them.
hope i could help, if you have more questions about options just go to the optionsboard and ask it in the topic option-chat.