Sunday, October 5, 2008

Registry 101: Financial

The Financial stop in the series of Registry information from

Launched in August 2006, the site allows you and your betrothed to create a personalized Web page detailing the cost of your education—either a completed degree or upcoming schooling. Guests then visit the site and make pledges for certain dollar amounts, which they are then expected to give on their wedding day.

This company sponsors Dividend Reinvestment Plans, or DRIPs, which allow those with at least one share of stock to increase their holdings by letting guests make additional purchases through the company without going through a stockbroker.

This site lets you and your guests buy any stock normally available on the market. Not sure what's for you? For inspiration, the site helpfully lists the top five stock gift purchases for the month.