Default Noob Here Needing Some Pro Advice

So my friend told me to root my new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon), but I am a complete noob and do not want to mess up my new phone.
He told me to be careful so I don't brick my device, and too read the forums. I have spent all day reading the forums and still don't know what I should do.

I saw a video explaining how to get root by going to towelroot.com, but this seems too easy to be true and safe.
Can I get root and not have to worry about bricking or tripping knox with towelroot?

If towelrool is ok to use then I will just go ahead with that, but If there is something better, could someone please point me in the right direction with what I need to download.

Thanks for any help and here is some of my device info if that helps...

Latest Software update: update_SM-N900V_MJE_to_NC4
Model Number: SM-N900V
Android Version : 4.4.2
Baseband Version N900VVRUCNC4
Kernel Version 3.4.0
Hardware Version: N900v.07
Security Software version: MDF v1.0 Release 2