Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekly Links: February 17, 2013

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):

- The Dividend Guy presented 5 Reasons I Will Add an ETF to my Asset Allocation in 2013
- Wax Inc presented Value Alert - Chipolte Mexican Grill
- Hello Suckers presented Is MCD providing a buy opportunity?

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Dividend Stocks You Must Buy
Ultimately, fiscal cliff fears surrounding dividend stocks were completely blown away. Dividend stocks still stand strong and income investors remain on the hunt for the next addition to their portfolios. Well for the scary story writers, they too have settled down on to their routine business of creating the next fad story. I consider investing in high dividend yielding stocks as a safe bet, because of two reasons. One...

Dividend Doublers for the Next Decade
One of the best “little secrets” in investing is the Rule of 72. Roughly speaking — and for those interested in the nitty-gritty, take a look here — the rule allows investors to figure out how long it should take an investment to double. The rule also can apply to investors wanting to know how long it will take a company to double its dividend. After all, plenty of companies increase dividends, but income investors naturally want to make their way toward stocks that increase those dividends consistently and with a brisk pace. The basic formula...

Dividend Growth Is My Investment Strategy
Dividend growth investing has been my preferred method of investing for the last 10 years. I specifically want dividend growth companies in my portfolio rather than just dividend payers. These are the companies that can increase dividends over the long haul at least 5% per annum or more. There are 10 key things for me that make dividend growth investment my strategy...

Three Dividend Stocks You Must Buy
Despite the uncertainties of Fiscal Cliff, dividend stocks have emerged as a rock solid investment. Given how tough it is to get income from other alternatives, dividend stocks are likely to remain an essential part of the portfolio of those income hungry investors who live off their investments. With alternative income producing options offering low interest rates and banks offering meager returns on saving accounts, investors have had a little choice other than...

Top Dow Dividend Stocks
Investors in it for the long haul can rest a little easier by making sure they have at least some exposure to rock-solid, income-producing blue chips. While they might not necessarily soar when the market goes bananas, they’re also more apt to maintain their value when the crap hits the fan. Best of all, through all that turbulence, they make sure you get yours — in the form of steady, substantial dividend payments. If you’re looking for this kind of security, a great place to start is the veritable who’s who of American blue chips, the Dow Jones, and its top 10 dividend payers. Here’s a look at each...

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

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