I recommend buying shares in companies of products that you actually use. Support the companies that you have products of inside your house already. I have Coca-Cola stock, so I buy Minute Maid OJ, because it is made by Coke. But do your research, because things like Coca-Cola, are actually two companies. there is Coke, and Coca-Cola Bottling. You can contact the companies directly since some can refer you to a broker where you can purchase shares directly or you can visit sites like E trade or Schwab and you can sign up for an investment account and buy and sell shares through there sites and you can preform allot of research via their sites also.