Originally Posted by medford
JaxRed, Is there room (ie would you mind) if we took your suggestions of dividend stocks and "broke it down" a bit. Due to kids/life, my neither my Roth IRA nor my invidivual portfolio has recieved many additional funds. All of my retirement savings have gone into my 401(k) as well as my wife's STARs program. However, we're probably in line to get back to adding money into my Roth as well as starting one up for her in the next year, wouldn't mind the some practice looking into invest prior to the point where I'm adding outside of my work sponsered plans.
The spreadsheet you see is the ACTUAL investments that my daughter has set up with my advice, but if you want me to set up a practice account and have an accompanying spreadsheet I'll be more than happy to assist.
We set up my daughters account with TradeKing (online). They were inexpensive for commissions. I'll see if they have a free sample account system.