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The Pocket Idiot's Guide™ To Direct Stock Investing by Lita Epstein, Douglas Gerlach

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Additional Investments

After you set up your DRIP account, most companies allow you to make additional cash investments in the plan as well as reinvest your dividends. Check the costs and rules for making additional cash investments.
In most cases a company will specify the maximum or minimum allowable amounts of cash investments monthly and yearly. For example, Consolidated Edison allows people enrolled in its DRIP to make additional cash investments of at least $100 per payment but does not allow investments of more than $100,000 in any one year. The company charges $2 to process new cash investments.
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