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

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Automatic Investments

One of the biggest advantages of investing using direct stock investments is that you can set aside a specific amount per month or per quarter to gradually build a strong portfolio of stocks. This amount can be as little as $10 or $25 per month with some companies, but do watch out for fees.
If you do plan to invest less than $100 per purchase, be sure you are working with companies that do not charge fees with each automatic investment. We’ll talk more about why automatic investing works as an investment strategy in Chapter 8.

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