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April 8, 2010 -

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ICLUBcentral's Doug Gerlach Has Latest Book Published

ICLUBcentral's club and investing guru, Doug Gerlach, has just seen his sixth book published. Gerlach, the author of The Armchair Millionaire, the Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Investing, and Investment Clubs for Dummies (among several other titles), has co-authored The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Direct Stock Investing.

Now available for sale at, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other bookstores nationwide, The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Direct Stock Investing aims to help investors learn how to invest in the stock market using low-cost methods and bypassing traditional brokerages.

Using Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) and Direct Stock Plans (DSPs), investors can build up ownership in any of 1,600 publicly traded companies, sometimes even paying nothing or minimal fees.

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Direct Stock Investing provides resources for finding available companies, tips on evaluating direct purchase plans, and advice on building a portfolio of stocks.

As Gerlach points out: "Investing in DRIPs and DSPs can be a terrific way for new investors to get started in the stock market. The low fees and required minimal initial investment amounts make direct stock investing a tool that anyone can use to construct a portfolio without paying an arm and a leg in brokerage commissions."

For more than ten years, Gerlach has operated, a website devoted to investing on a shoestring using the tips included in Gerlach's latest book.

Join the Club!
by Amy Rauch Neilson

Take a moment to think back on one of your all-time favorite action or animated movies. Now, consider how much better that movie would have been in 3D and you've got a taste of what the latest and greatest features have to offer investment clubs.

"I love the 3D look of the new sector and company charts," says SC Member Gloria Mankonen, treasurer of the WIN Investment Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia, and a director of the BI Philadelphia Area Chapter. "Words just don't have the same impact as a graph. When members can see the club's progress on a pie chart, it makes a huge difference."

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Switch from Microsoft Money to Investment Account Manager

With the announcement from Microsoft that its Microsoft Money software has been discontinued, users of that program will need to find another tool for keeping track of their investment records.

Fortunately, Investment Account Manager (IAM) from QUANT IX Software now includes an import feature for Microsoft Money portfolios, making it easy to switch from Microsoft Money to IAM. The latest update to the program, version 2.2.0, includes the new capability to import Microsoft Money data into IAM.

Even if you don't use Microsoft Money, there are plenty of reasons why you should take a look at Investment Account Manager. Every investor needs to be able to track each purchase and sale of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other securities — both to satisfy the IRS and to make better decisions regarding the performance and management of your holdings.

Designed by an award-winning, experienced team (since 1985), Investment Account Manager offers a totally comprehensive, yet intuitively designed, portfolio management software solution. Some notable features of the program include:

  • Manage single or multiple portfolios
  • Analyze asset allocation and diversification
  • Optimize tax decision-making and preparation
  • Download stock data from website
  • Create detailed reports summarizing investment holdings
  • Utilize fundamental ratio analysis tools
  • Interact with other software tools
  • Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7

Investment Account Manager is available for purchase from for just $129.99, or you can add a year of StockCentral for just $10 more and pay $139.99 — a $169.98 value!

If you're already a StockCentral subscriber, you can add Investment Account Manager to your line of investing tools for only $109.99 and save $20.

Download a free demo of IAM today and see why you shouldn't invest without this program.

April 8, 2010

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Events Calendar:
First Tuesday of each Month: Toolkit 6 User Group led by Doug Gerlach, ICLUBcentral Inc.

Third Tuesday of each Month: New Investment Club Orientation led by Doug Gerlach, ICLUBcentral Inc.

April 10, 2010: Central Indiana BetterInvesting Chapter Education Forum; Indianapolis, IN
Doug Gerlach, Keynote Speaker & Instructor

April 24, 2010: South New Jersey BetterInvesting Chapter Investor's Fair; Cherry Hill, NJ
Doug Gerlach, Keynote Speaker & Instructor

May 22, 2010: Tulsa BetterInvesting Chapter Education Fair; Tulsa, OK
Doug Gerlach, Keynote Speaker & Instructor

June 10-13, 2010: BetterInvesting National Convention; St. Louis, MO
Doug Gerlach, Speaker & Instructor

Aug. 6-8, 2010: InvestEd; Baltimore, MD
Doug Gerlach, Speaker & Instructor

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