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Podcast 34: Stocks as Gifts and New Staff Writer, Kelly Whalen

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The first guest on today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Dan Greenshields, President of ShareBuilder. Tom Dziubek speaks with Dan about giving stocks or other investments as gifts. Also featured on today’s Podcast is Consumerism Commentary’s staff writer, Kelly Whalen. Kelly, Flexo and Tom discuss Kelly’s background and her own website, The Centisble Life.

Production Number: S02E08
Segment Numbers: 49, 50

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[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:35] Interview with Dan Greenshields
[00:48] ShareBuilder
[01:09] Is it still a good time to start investing?
[02:09] Tips for first-time investors
[03:27] Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
[04:24] ShareBuilder vs. DRIPs
[05:42] Stocks and investments as gifts
[08:20] Picking the right investments
[08:51] Fractional stocks
[11:28] Interview with Kelly Whalen
[11:53] The audition for staff writer
[15:04] Kelly’s interest in personal finance
[16:11] The Centsible Life
[16:48] Favorite personal finance tips
[18:18] Surprises since starting The Centsible Life
[18:48] Appearing on The Today Show
[19:52] Favorite books and authors
[20:46] Future contributions to Consumerism Commentary
[22:48] End

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Updated December 15, 2017 and originally published December 13, 2009.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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