mikewine99; You'll find it helpful to do a little research on BRK and other investments of interest to you. Some companies (like BRK) don't pay dividends while many others do. The nature of BRK is 'buy and hold' and when, after some years, you need the cash, just sell shares as required. It's a long term retirement kind of deal, not suited to day traders or those with shorter term plans. Hope this helps.