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...Then you can throw more money into it, right? So, what makes sense, put more into the DRIP every month, or every quarter, once a year? Or am I totally not making sense?

BTW, my wife makes great pumkin soup!


Short answer - as often as you can.

One share earns dividends for that share that get reinvested. If you invest more money, more often, your account is now much larger than that starter share. The important part is having that share so you can start this compounding process.

You then get a dividend for all shares held on the record date, then you keep sending investments, and those shares earn dividends that are reinvested to buy more shares, and those shares purchased with those dividends earn dividends that are used to purchase more shares. This is ongoing and as time passes and the account balance grows, you will notice you are earning more in dividends than your original cost basis is for your initial share, and those you bought in the beginning. Then you say, "Why didn't I send in more back then?"

At least that is what I have been saying...

Hope that helps. Do you have a recipe?

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