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"We have nothing invested as stated above, but have been doing very small stock trades. We have been in a state of analysis paralysis up to now."

Stock trading is one way to spend more money by paying a broker's commissions. I wouldn't do it, but if it floats your boat ...

My broker is pretty typical and charges a flat $7.95 per trade, so for a buy-and-hold approach to investing in stocks, broker commissions aren't all that big a factor. There are plenty of other issues, pro and con, that are far more significant.
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