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Vita Nelson is the founding publisher and editor of Moneypaper, a financial newsletter based in Rye, NY. One of the earliest proponents of dividend reinvestment plans (also known as direct investment plans or DRIPs) and acknowledged as an authority on the operations of these plans, she has been widely quoted in the press and cited as a source of information for individual investors by the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and the New York Times among many others. Ms. Nelson has conducted seminars, appeared on TV and radio shows, and is the co-author of Create and Manage Your Own Mutual Fund (Lifetime Press, 1994).

Ms. Vita Nelson began her financial career as a bond trader at two Wall Street firms where she "made a market" in municipal bonds. She was the founding Editor/Publisher of Westchester Magazine, which was the first regional magazine on the East Coast. With the sale of Westchester in 1980, she established Moneypaper, which was the first financial newsletter for women. In 1984, when she learned that it was possible to invest directly in the market and bypass the brokerage industry, she was determined to make that option known to the investing public.

Content from Vita Nelson

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Bemis: A Quality "Package"

Our current Featured Stock Special - recommended for long-term investors using dividend reinvestment plans - is Bemis Company (BMS), says Vita Nelson, editor of DirectInvesting. Headquartered in…

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Dividend Expert Checks Up on Dr Pepper

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), based in Plano, Texas, is an owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada and Mexico, notes Vita Nelson, dividend reinve…

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Genuine Parts: Dividends Since 1948

Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Genuine Parts Company (GPC) distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic m…

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YUM! Pizzas, Tacos and Wings

YUM! Brands (YUM) is one of the world's largest fast food restaurant companies, which develops, operates and franchises the licensed brands Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and WingStreet worldwide, notes…

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A Dividend Marathon

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is an American petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, explains dividend reinvestment expert Vita Nelson, edito…

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Vita's Value and Victoria's Secret

L Brands Inc. (LB) is an American fashion retailer based in Columbus, Ohio, founded by Leslie H. Wexner in 1963. Its operations include Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, notes Vita Nelson, …

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Deere: Dividends Since 1937

This featured stock - founded in 1837 -- operates through three business segments: agriculture and turf, construction and forestry, and financial services, explains Vita Nelson, editor of DirectInve…

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Capital One: Bank on Dividends

Our latest featured dividend reinvestment stock was founded in 1994 in Richmond, Virginia; it offers a range of financial products and services, primarily credit card, consumer and commercial banki…