I did some searching and found a good site: http://www.netstockdirect.com There are some good plans on this site and in many cases you can invest with automatic debits from your checking account (i.e. $250.00 investment - debit of $25.00 per month for 10 months). Some of the companies have fees, others do not. Now is a good time to buy many stocks due to the fall in the market. It may very well be profitable for you if you choose well - it will also go a long way to help our economic recovery.