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Buying Kellogg was using the theory of buy stock in a company that makes things you use.

A useful theory. I was just thinking you'd earn more faster in some other stocks.

Same reason I bought McDonalds 30 years ago ... So I bought 25 shares 30 years ago for something like 36.00 and now it is worth something as the dividends kept being re-invested I think I have about 50 shares now.

A good investment! Your shares are worth ~$115 now AND they are paying you 3.26% to own them.

I would like to get into Clorox as well once I reach my goal at Kellogg.

CLX is a good stock I've considered owning it a few times myself, but always opted for other stocks that paid better interest/dividends.

The last time around I chose AT&T (T) 'cause it's yielding ~4.73% right now AND it's been Increasing the Dividend for 31 years.

It is just that At&T galls me to no end because they let Computershare (a miserable company to deal with) charge a fee. That irritates me.

That would irritate me too! That's one of the reasons I trade almost exclusively with Vanguard (I've also got a few shares with TD Ameritrade).

If I were you I'd look into switching your account over to Vanguard. They will tell you haw to do it over the phone (just write a short letter) and walk you through it.

ALSO, since you're just getting started, look into Vanguards ETFs
If I wasn't such a stock nerd I'd be invested in one of Vanguard's ETFs.

"We're here to help
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I've gone with Vanguard, but if you'd like to look into some others:

Have you looked into Scottrade ($7 a trade)?


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