Sunday, March 3, 2013

Weekly Links: March 3, 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 My Investing Pains and How I’ve Solved Them
- Dividend Growth Stocks Investing presented An Investment in Aflac
- Passive Income Pursuit presented Microsoft Stock Analysis

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

High Yield Vs. Dividend Growth
I am setting out to prove whether high yield investments can keep up with dividend growth stocks for the long term. There is a constant flow of articles on SA not only about the power of compounding via dividend growth investing ("DGI"), but also the simple fact that DGI may provide protection (oftentimes completely) against inflation; if your income is growing at a faster rate than inflation, you will actually be "richer" notwithstanding the increased cost of living. On the other hand, even if you were to hold a high yield investment, it may be suffice for the time being, but in a few short years, inflation will eat away at the benefit of your holdings. In conclusion, although I don't think either side clearly "won" because...

Dad’s Dividend Stocks Stage a Comeback
Having survived the 2008 financial crisis, some of these same names have reinstated their dividends or are building them back up to prior levels. And they have a renewed focus on growth. Below are two iconic American names that are re-inventing themselves and are still relatively low priced, with solid and growing dividends...

Dividend Stocks That Feed On Global Growth
When Donald Taylor is screening companies for the Franklin U.S. Rising Dividends Fund that he manages, the candidates have to pass a series of tests. The goal is to find “companies that we think can grow their dividends by 8, 10 or 12 per cent a year, hopefully higher in some cases, for a long time to come,” Mr. Taylor says. Consider this list as a starting point for further research...

New Names For Retirement Income
As the Federal Reserve’s zero-interest-rate policy lumbers into its fifth year, retirees are growing desperate. If you need investment income to meet living expenses, bank deposits just don’t cut the mustard. Month after month, you’ll find yourself drawing down your balances, until — at some point — there will be nothing left. Fortunately, you don’t have to consign yourself to eating dog biscuits in old age. While it’s true that every asset other than T-bills or bank accounts carries an element of risk to your principal, you can protect yourself by spreading your bets among a variety of income sources. Dividend-rich stocks like...

Warren Buffett’s Top Dividend Stocks
The value investor gets a good night's sleep by holding good companies that he or she is confident will be around at dawn. And whether or not the stock price fluctuates, there's nothing like getting paid to just hold on to a stock. Below is the updated list of Buffett's highest yielding stocks...

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

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