Gifts for a richer life

Company stock

Every princess wants to own her own castle. Buy Disney stock, and you can give her a piece of it.

A gift of stock is a great way to introduce someone to the concept of investing.

Hundreds of companies offer direct stock purchase programs, but few of them offer certificates and many have high minimum investments, which is why we like the site

OneShare offers stock in more than 200 companies and provides you with a framed certificate.

If potential long-term growth is your goal, consider solid companies like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Exxon Mobil or Coca-Cola. These companies have a global presence, well-established brands and pay solid dividends.

OneShare charges for the stock based on share price at the time of sale, plus a fee for the certificate. There are also options for framing and engraving.

As of Nov. 26, one share of Disney with a matted and engraved certificate cost $119. Dress up the stock purchase with a symbol of what she now owns a small part of by including a movie or action figure in her gift.

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