Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekly Links: October 2, 2011

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):

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Articles from D4L-News:

Top Dividend-Yielding Stocks
Given the rush toward safety and fixed income investments over the past few years, yields on fixed income securities are incredibly low. The yield on 10-year treasuries is less than 2%, while opting for a 30-year note yields investors little more than 3% per year on their investment. This sort of environment makes stocks with good dividend yields a potentially attractive option for investors. A healthy and safe dividend yield offers some solace in the midst of market volatility, and relative to fixed income, patient dividend investors could potentially get the benefit of both...

Dividend Stocks for '30-Year' Investors
Bonds with a strong credit rating don't yield much, exposing investors to a substantial amount of interest rate risk on the 10-30-year end of the curve. One strategy that income-focused investors should consider is allocating their portfolios toward a blend of U.S. fixed income and carefully chosen dividend stocks. Regarding stocks, there are several high-yield opportunities that...

These Stocks Provide Higher Dividends
For millions of investors, dividend stocks have become the gold standard on which they base their entire portfolios. Even better are stocks that increase their dividend payments every year. But as the end of the year approaches, some stocks that have long streaks of annual dividend increases on the line are getting into crunch time. Although nothing in investing is certain, you can usually count on these companies...

Dividend Stocks to Retire On
It’s an especially important opportunity for investors who are within ten years or so of retirement, and who have been planning to use income from their portfolios to fund part of that retirement. If you can manage a long-term view that gets your thinking beyond the next quarter or two or three, you’ll realize that one of the biggest challenges facing anyone thinking about retirement is where to find decent yields...

Build Your Own Pension With Dividend Stocks
Who cares if you don’t have a corporate pension. A weak market with strong dividend yields can be even better over the long term. It is a rare opportunity to be treasured, if you can build a retirement portfolio of strong companies with divided yields of 5 per cent or more. If you have had good advice or been smart yourself, you may just be able to...

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There are some really good articles here, please take time and read a few of them.  

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