Welcome to DRIP Central

Doug Gerlach

For many individuals, the biggest obstacle that prevents them from getting started investing is a lack of money. "I don't have thousands of dollars to open a brokerage account. How can I invest in the stock market?" The answer is quite simple: invest in stocks through dividend reinvestment plans -- also known as DRIPs (or DRPs). Using DRIPs, anyone can build a portfolio of common stocks with no or low commissions or fees.

DRIP Central offers a comprehensive collection of links, articles, tutorials, and other resources, from all across the World-Wide Web. If you're just getting started with DRIPs, or are an experienced DRIP investor, you're bound to find DRIP Central a useful site.

Special Online Event for DRIP Investors!

January 7-11, 2008: DRIP Central founder Doug Gerlach will lead a week-long online workshop, "Investing on a Shoestring, on StockCentral.com. Learn how to use Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs), Direct Purchase Plans (DPPs), and share-based brokerage services to get started in the stock market for $100 (or less!). Doug will also outline key considerations in picking stocks for a shoestring portfolio.

Sign up for a free 45-day (no credit card required) subscription to StockCentral.com and follow along as Doug teaches you how to invest in stocks. The workshop will be held in the Classroom forum in the Community section of the web site.

Here are some helpful starting points for learning more about DRIP investing:

DRIP Central has been the recipient of many accolades since it was founded in 1996. You may have seen DRIP Central recommended in the Motley Fool's newspaper column on November 25, 2007. Money magazine recommended DRIP Central in its October 1998 issue as site to help you get started investing in DRIPs, writing, "Every researcher needs a reference library. Yours is DRIP Central." Time magazine recommended DRIP Central in December 1998, and Your Money magazine said this about the site in May 2000: "Perfect for do-it-yourselfers who want to forgo brokers--online or otherwise--and buy stock directly from the company and reinvest the dividends is DRIP Central."

Get started on building your stock portfolio today! See you online!

Doug Gerlach
Doug Gerlach