Editor's note: Welcome to "Booyah Breakdown," an explanation of certain terms and topics Jim Cramer discusses on his "Mad Money" TV show. Feel free to ask a question if you're confused about something Cramer talks about, but please keep in mind that we do not provide advice on specific stocks.

Your questions keep coming. Yippee!

Rather than focus on one topic, this week's edition of Booyah Breakdown will tackle a few of your smaller Cramer queries. Keep sending your questions, and we'll keep answering them!

What does Cramer mean when he says that he would trade a stock "if his restrictions let him?" What are the restrictions that he is talking about? -- H.H.

Cramer has legal restrictions on when he can buy and sell stocks because, let's face it, what the guy says can move the market. So the higher-ups have placed some limitations on him so that no one can accuse him of touting or slamming a stock for his own personal gain.

As a result, Cramer is restricted from making trades in his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS , for five days after he mentions a stock on his television or radio show. In addition, he must also hold any stock he buys for at least one month. Finally, he cannot short stocks or trade options.

Talk about having your hands tied. But the guy's mission is to educate Cramerica these days, so he has no choice but to follow the rules.

In your article on calculating EPS , you said: "While I think everyone should crunch a few numbers now and again, there's really no need. Top-notch research firms have done all this number crunching for you, and many of them offer their reports on the Web for free." But where? Where are the good places where you can get such numbers? -- J.S.

Thanks to the Internet, you've got a ton of options these days. But make sure you're reading research from reputable organizations.

The best place to start is with the broker you use to make trades. Odds are good there are research reports available to you, as a customer, on its Web site. For instance, I have an account with Fidelity. So I can go to my home page, click on "research," then "stocks" and then "browse research reports" and a bunch of different reputable options come up, including reports from top firms like Lehman Brothers, Standard & Poor's and Thomson Financial. So I pop in the ticker of the company I'm researching, and a list of research reports pops up.

Same goes for a Charles Schwab ( SCHW) account. Just recently, the company announced that all of its proprietary and third-party research will be available to all clients free of charge, says spokeswoman Lara Edge.

In addition, check out Zacks.com. They write their own company reports, and they're easy to understand -- and free! And you can find analyst estimates right here on TheStreet.com, in our earnings section .

In your story " Deciphering Dividends " you mentioned a DRIP program. What is it? How do I get in one, and why should I do it? -- N.M.

Cramer likes companies that pay dividends because as a shareholder, a dividend is your cut of the pie. And you deserve your cut.

So if you found a good company that pays a solid dividend, check with investor relations or the company's Web site to see if it has a dividend reinvestment plan, or DRIP. About 1,100 companies have them these days. That DRIP will allow you to reinvest your dividends back into the company.

That means if you sign up for the company's DRIP, your quarterly dividend check will automatically be used to buy additional shares (or fractional shares) on the dividend payment date.

The upside is that most company-operated DRIPs are commission-free because there's no broker required to facilitate the trade. That's a big perk for smaller investors who would otherwise have to save all those dividends checks until they had enough money to justify the trade fee.

In addition, some plans allow you to buy shares at a discount to the current share price. Most DRIPS don't allow reinvestments much lower than $10, though.

And you should know that to participate in these DRIPs, you have to be a shareholder on the record date. That's the day the company goes down its shareholder list to see who gets a dividend check. To ensure your name is on the list, buy the shares a few days before, to allow for processing time.

Also be aware that participating in a DRIP doesn't excuse you from the tax hit. Even though you don't actually see that dividend check, it's still considered a taxable distribution to you.

I often hear Jim mention limit orders vs. market orders. What's the difference? -- G.C.

Great question! And it relates back to how Cramer has the ability to move the market. It often happens that he recommends a stock, and then folks run into the market to buy it. But all those buyers jack up the price. So a stock that once was cheap may no longer be attractive.

By placing a limit order, you don't have to worry about paying an inflated -- or deflated, in the case of a sale -- price.

Here's why. If you place a limit order with a broker, you tell him to buy or sell a specific number of shares at specified (or better) price. So let's say you want to buy some shares at $15, but Cramer's readers already ran out into the market and bought a bunch of shares, so the stock price jumped to $20. Your broker won't execute that trade for you because you placed a limit on the buy price. So your limit order just saved you from buying a stock at a puffed-up price.

But if the stock doesn't fall back down to your price target, your order may never be executed.

On the flip side, a regular market order is just an order to buy or sell a stock immediately at the best available current price. So if Cramer's readers run up the stock price, your order will go through regardless. So may be buying a $15 stock at $20, which is why these orders are considered unrestricted.

While you're guaranteed trade execution on a market order, there's clearly a bit more risk involved, especially in a volatile stock.

Unless you specify otherwise, your broker will enter your order as a market order. So speak up. And while some firms may charge a higher fee for a limit order because your broker has to do a bit more work, it may be worth it in the long run.
Tracy Byrnes is an award-winning writer specializing in tax and accounting issues. As a freelancer, she has written columns for wsj.com and the New York Post and her work has appeared in SmartMoney and on CBS MarketWatch. Prior to freelancing, she spent four years as a senior writer for TheStreet.com. Before that, she was an accountant with Ernst & Young. She has a B.A. in English and economics from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. in accounting from Rutgers University. Byrnes appreciates your feedback; click here to send her an email.