It's amazing how a seemingly small event can change a life. Rick was a teen (many, many years ago) when his mom helped him buy shares of Topps Chewing Gum Inc. - the perfect attention-getter for a baseball card fanatic!
It ultimately led to a Finance degree, 25 years in high-tech corporate finance, and most importantly it was the genesis of GiveAshare.com.
Back in the early 1990's, our finance backgrounds and Rick's experience as a teen led us to give stock gifts to friends and family - the response was phenomenal! So in 2002 we founded GiveAshare.com which is now part of Leading Edge Gifts LLC, our small family-owned business in Gilbert AZ.
Giving one share of stock as a gift has always been a big hassle and expensive. In the old days, before discount brokers, commissions were high. Nowadays commissions are low but brokers must pass along a $500 disincentive fee to provide a paper stock certificate! We don't.
GiveAshare.com fills a void in the marketplace by making it extremely easy and affordable to give a stock gift - it takes just 1 minute.
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Rick & Leslie
by Leading Edge Gifts LLC