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Nelek,

Good point! Smile | :)

Like anything, diligence plays a big key. When I first started out a million years ago (back in the days when I mailed checks to companies to participate in DRIPs), I had a simple plan that seemed to work out pretty well:

Each paycheck, subtract out from my new checking balance my "minimum safety net cash".
Next, subtract out any credit card balances/upcoming bills like auto insurance.

If there's still money left, invest it. I generally split it between extra on my house payment, and investing in these DRIPs.

It wasn't until (too many) years later that I figured out I should designate some of that extra money to a "fun" account--money for trips, going out, whatever.

Anyway, for anyone just setting out, that's a guideline I'd put out there to tailor to your needs.
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