Are You a Smart Shopper? Use Those Skills to Invest

October 5, 2012 | By | Comments (0)


Is there a cleaning product or a running shoe that you can’t stop raving about? Don’t just stock up on it. Consider buying stock in its parent company, too. A new feature on TD Ameritrade’s Mobile App (available for iPhone and Android) makes it easy. Scan an item’s bar code and the app pulls up the cost per share, plus news and charts about the company that produces the item (provided that it’s a public corporation). And if you sign up for a free account, you can opt to buy shares right from your phone for $10 a trade.

It’s a handy way to add a little interest—and maybe even income—to your errands.

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