Watch a couple videos to get an overview of Bitcoin and related Crypto-Currencies:
What is bitcoin?
How does Bitcoin work?
Can 1 Bitcoin Make You A Millionaire?
To get started with crypto-currencies you will need a “wallet address”. While you can download and install a wallet from one of these sites Bitcoin, Dashcoin, and Ethereum, you may find it easier to use one of the Online Wallets that are available:
Coinbase: The world’s most popular way to buy and sell bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. You can have unlimited addresses for Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. Connect your bank account, debit card, or credit card so that you can exchange digital currency into and out of your local currency.
Tutorial Coinbase : Create Wallet , Connect your Bank Account and Buy Bitcoin
Cryptonator: An all-in-one online Bitcoin wallet which supports multiple cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) and others. It enables fast and easy direct transactions and allows instant exchange between different cryptocurrencies in one personal account. Combining usability with high level privacy , anonymity and security, Cryptonator offers free multi-cryptocurrency accounts, which are accessible 24/7 worldwide on your laptop, desktop or mobile devices alike.
What is Cryptonator and how it works