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DRIPs (Dividend Reinvestment Programs)

A great way to invest systematically in individual stocks is to start a Dividend Reinvestment Program-also known as DRIPs. DRIP plans allow investors to purchase stocks directly from the companies that issue them. Once an account is set up, investors can continue to buy more stock systematically and have any stock dividends they earn reinvested automatically, often with no commission costs.

Setting up a DRIP account is relatively easy. You first need to become a shareholder (by owning at least one share of stock). These sites can give you more information about DRIP accounts and setting one up.

bullet Drip Investor
www.dripinvestor.com

bullet Money Paper
www.moneypaper.com

bullet Sharebuilder.com
www.sharebuilder.com

bullet The Motley Fool
http://www.fool.com

bullet The DRIP Investing Resource Center
http://dripinvesting.org

bullet Drip Central
http://www.dripcentral.com/

bullet About.com - Dividends and DRIPS
http://beginnersinvest.about.com

bullet Investopedia.com
http://investopedia.com

bullet CNN Money
http://money.cnn.com



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