Getting a Share from a Third Party
Unless you already own a share or can get one cheaply from a friend, the best way to get your first share is by going through a third party that specializes in direct stock investing. The four most popular places to buy your first share include the National Association of Investors Corporation, First Share, ShareBuilder, and the Bank of New York Mellon.
BetterInvesting, formerly known as the National Association of Investors Corporation or NAIC (www.betterinvesting.org), is a not-for-profit organization of investment clubs and individual investors. They offer investment education for both novice and experienced investors.
You can join BetterInvesting for $25 per year, which includes a subscription ...