Have you been looking to start investing? ShareBuilder is an investing site that allows you to purchase shares through an automatic investing program (they also offer real-time trading as well). You set up what you want to buy and every Tuesday ShareBuilder puts the sale through. A nice aspect of their automatic investing is it allows you to buy fractional shares of stocks.
Normally it costs $4 per trade for the automatic investing option at ShareBuilder but if you set up an automatic investment (one-time,weekly, monthly, bi-monthly) before January 31st they will give you 10 free investment credits to your account. This is for new and existing customers.
I use ShareBuilder myself and it’s enabled me to own shares of companies such as Berkshire Hathaway (which is like owning Coca-Cola, Geico, Proctor and Gamble, and many more).
I also love the fact that ShareBuilder is part of ING Direct where I have both a savings and checking account.
As an added bonus for new customers, if you use the code 50DOLLARS and open your account with at least $50 they will give you a $50 bonus in your account. The sign-up bonus is valid through 3/31/10.