"I found a discarded copy of The Moneypaper in an airport and subscribed. I began DRIP investing in 1992, and today have reached a point where a large part of my portfolio generates sufficient income for me to increase my holdings by round-lots. I am deeply grateful for your service, as it got me started in securities investment in a manageable way."
-Patricia D. Mail, Tacoma, WA
"Providing excellent follow up on stock picks. Tracking results is certainly essential when recommending stocks. This has been eye opening & helpful."
- John Liffert, Fairfax, VA
“I have introduced The Moneypaper to my children and two of them have been building their personal wealth through dividend reinvestment plans for a number of years now. You should be proud of that as the best compliment I can give publications like yours is to recommend it to my children.”
- Robert Mead, Reno, NV
" I wish to thank you for your information you and your staff puts out in The Moneypaper and your way of investing.
I’m retired from the postal service, and I carried mail for several years. There was an apartment house on my route for older people, and these people would gather around when I was putting the mail in the gang mailbox. There was an old lady that was getting dividend chocks every month from companies that she or her late husband had invested in. This got me thinking about investing, but I didn’t know just how to go about it.
After I retired, I heard someone on television talking about Vita’s Nelson’s system. As I listened, I decided that Vita was telling the truth, and this was just what I was looking for. So I sent in a check and got the little “Guide Book to Direct Investing Plans.” This was back in 1998, and I now have shares in 52 companies that are paying dividends and are investing the dividends back into the companies. I will be 87-years-old in September, and I think of myself as being an old man, but I’m still “growing.”
I think that Vita Nelson is also one of the “greats” like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. And I wish you the best Vita. "
-- Eugene L. Hannah, Lakewood, Calif.
"Back in 1995, I ran across The Moneypaper newsletter (www.moneypaper.com) and through it began investing in companies inexpensively, via dividend reinvestment plans, or DRIPs. I was able to buy one share of a company I was interested in for the price of one share plus $15 fee.
Then I bought additional shares of it and other companies. I have a nice portfolio featuring companies such as Altria, Ameren, Bank of America, Genuine Parts, Hawaiian Electric, and more. As I learned more, I disposed of some early investments and focused more on firms paying significant dividends. "
-- George G., Moreno Valley, Calif.
"I am a subscriber to both Direct Investing & Moneypaper for perhaps as many as 15 years & I feel you have done a good job of selecting stocks for both myself/husband & also my son. Because of you, my son has at least a million dollar portfolio of stocks..."
-- Merilyn Roll, Camden, South Carolina
"You have no idea how much I appreciate your methods and those of the organization that you have created for the small investor...I have been doing Dividend Reinvesting for almost 20 years, and it has done better than very well for me.
I now have over 110 different companies in which I have plans. Can you imagine? I started with one loose-leaf notebook and now have a two-foot shelf of them by the alphabet.
When we bought our present house, I sold enough shares to pay for it, and I still have about $300,000 in my plans. My dividends are my hedge against inflation. If I had the lifestyle, I could spend all the rest of my income and not even worry.
I have to THANK YOU for leading me into most of this."
-Jacob Geller, Howard, CO
"Before I started investing based on The Moneypaper's recommendations, I had never saved a dime. The Moneypaper's guidance made me more disciplined about saving and investing systematically. After several years of monthly investments with the help of The Moneypaper, I now own a diversified portfolio of approximately 45 DRIP stocks. My portfolio is worth over $30,000, even though I sold some stocks to finance home improvements. As you might guess, I can't wait to get the new issue every month!"
-- Dan Oldfield, Carlisle, Ohio
"Thanks to The Moneypaper, my retirement portfolio is filled with stable dividend-paying stocks. I don't have time to read a lot, so it's important to me to have a single source I can trust. The Moneypaper gives me the best information on investing. It's solid, dependable, and provides accurate data on companies and stocks. Every recommendation may not be a winner, but when you put it all together, you come out on top financially."
--Daniel McVey, Jefferson City, Mo.
"I am most grateful for your help in getting me started in these plans! With your help, I have invested more money than at any other time in my life! Since we are doing Dollar Cost Averaging, we have faired much better than those who have invested lump sums in the past three years!"
--Clark W. Edwards Valdosta, GA
"I have used DRIPS for over 20 years with a lot of success and I still feel this is the easiest and surest way to invest for the future. At my present age, I am starting to reap the rewards of compound interest and DRIP investing -- thanks for the great ride."
-Roger W. Strange, Ceres, CA
"My husband and I invested through The Moneypaper plan beginning in 1995 and are so pleased with this technique that we have told many people -- especially young ones -- about the plan.
Please relay to Vita Nelson our thanks, for without her and The Moneypaper, we would not own GE, INTC, JNJ, MRK, KRB and others that have resulted in a multiplication of our stock assets by a factor of five. This is quite significant as we were 68 years of age when we learned of The Moneypaper through TV and now, in spite of the down market, are poised for a secure retirement. Just bought a cruise for two daughters and two nieces; another (Alaska) for another daughter and husband; plus one for us to the Caribbean and Panama.
Thank you, Vita and company. We owe you!!"
-Rowena & Lendell Steele, Springfield, VA
"I would like to take this opportunity to personally "thank you" for founding The Moneypaper, Inc., and through that service, I have enjoyed association with Temper of the Times, Inc. in placing numerous, numerous orders for DRIPs. As you have purported, I have in fact enjoyed this type of investing and have even had some fun along the way. I am not a large investor by any stretch of the imagination, but this "system" allows me to participate in the companies of my choice at a rate I can afford within my budget.
For people like myself, who do not have a vast knowledge of investing and feel intimidated by brokers in general, I have found that this is a convenient way to slowly build up a portfolio without worrying about whether the market is up or down!
I have even introduced my sons to The Moneypaper and they both have started a small portfolio of their own. They appreciate that they are in control and make their own investment decisions and have no one calling on them pressuring them to trade or invest in a certain vehicle.
Again, thank you for this opportunity to invest though these programs as even the dividends that are reinvested (if you choose) just help your stocks grow without any trouble at all!"
-Kenneth E. Davis, Langley, WA
"I am very grateful to The Moneypaper for although the base of my investment is with TIAA-CREF and Vanguard, two years ago, I started to start my own portfolio and have been successful. While not making 100% return, I am doing well despite the volatility of the market."
-Jerome S. Fink, Williamsville, NY
"Many years ago, I have heard you could buy stocks directly from the companies in which you wished to buy stock. The problem was, I never knew where or how to find out how to do this. In 1998 I found out about The Moneypaper's Guide to Direct Investment Plans though an ad on CNBC. I quickly called the toll-free number and ordered The Guide. I can honestly say that it has been the single most valuable investment I've made in my future! I've set up my portfolio completely with Direct Investment Plans, and have become a fervent advocate of The Moneypaper and its Guide! No matter what income bracket you're in, The Guide will save you valuable money on commissions, help you teach your friends and family about investing, and it's even fun!"
-Ken Rodrigues, Orlando, FL
"My wife and I established a Roth IRA with ExxonMobil as soon as the legislation went into effect (selling our existing position in XOM to fund it) and last year added SBC Communications. XOM has since split 2/1 and increased its dividend. Based on your recommendation (bolstered by our own research), we're about to dollar-cost average into a Roth with Philadelphia Suburban Corporation -- which pays all fees as an added incentive. Our goal (both in our 50s) is to move more and more toward growing investments within Roth IRAs -- and to provide potential tax-free (and growing) dividend income in retirement if it is needed to supplement my existing 403b."
With The Moneypaper's help and advice we have used dollar-cost averaging and dividend reinvestment to also establish positions in companies like Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Nokia, Reliant Energy, Duke Realty, Ford Motor, Heinz, Home Depot, and Paychex."
-Allen R. Warner, Houston, TX
“Purchase good quality dividend-paying stocks on a regular periodic schedule and reinvest the dividends. This is the single best investment advice I have come across in 30+ years of researching investment strategies.”
-Lynn Shaner, Katy, TX
I like the financial advice that Michael Burke offers and also stock choices of quality high-dividend securities. He is value oriented and a contrarian. It is refreshing from him and Direct Investing, too.
-Edward Patch SR, Whitehall PA
In January 2005, we launched Young Investor Learning Teamssm throughout the City of Detroit. With 8 teams in operation, we educated 96 youth and 54 parents/guardians through many activities. In the month of May, 30% of our learning team participants (youth and parents) were inspired to make their first stock purchase through the services of the Moneypaper, Inc. based in New York City. Special thanks to Vita Nelson, founder and publisher of the Moneypaper, Inc. for her assistance with our learning teams.
-Robert Walker, Detroit, MI
The experience described by these subscribers does not guarantee that you will experience similar success.