Litecoin is growing fast, faster than bitcoin posted November 2013
I've had problems with bitcoins, but that's okay, because I did invest 100$ back when litecoins were 5$/LTC. Right now, they're growing crazily fast, and faster than bitcoins.
Yahoo has a great article dedicated to that amazing fact:
And here's a reddit thread on /r/litecoin called : For begginers : How to buy LTC.