I received $50 yesterday for opening my third account at ShareBuilder. Add that together with the $25 I received from ebates, that’s another free $75.
ShareBuilder’s trades are kind of expensive. You can buy for free using the technique linked above, but when you sell, it’ll cost around $15. Hold onto the funds for a long time to minimize the damage of selling. (I would assume that the fees for selling will increase over the long term as well, but free money is free money. It’s more than likely you’ll end up ahead of the game over the span of many years.)
Updated February 13, 2014 and originally published September 22, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.