Sunday, February 15, 2015

Weekly Links: February 15, 2015

Each Sunday I highlight any notable articles that I came across over the past week, along with any Carnivals I participated in. 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.

Articles you might find interesting:

- 8 Dividend Stocks Acting Like A Money Machine With Increased Dividends
- Budget and Investment Income – January 2015
- Sysco Corporation - Dividend Stock Analysis
- How to start dividend investing today
- Bert’s Savings Rate Summary: January
- Interest Rates Creeping Higher
- How to buy dividend paying stocks at a 25% discount

The DIV-Net Featured Articles:

- Dividend Stocks With A 10% Yield In 10 Years
- 11 Dividend Achievers With Strong Buy Rating
- 6 Dividend Champs With Double-Digit EPS Growth Prospects
- My Goals For 2015
- HCP Dividend Stock Analysis
- Work And Financial Independence Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Articles from D4L-News:

Why Dividend Stocks are Some Investors’ Darling
Investors haven’t forgotten their mega losses when the market tanked just a few short years ago. It’s not surprising then, that some investors are rethinking dividend stocks and deciding they should be in their portfolio. What is a dividend stock? Simply put, for every share of a dividend stock that you own, you are paid a portion of the company's earnings. You benefit merely from owning the stock. Dividends have played an important role in the returns achieved by investors. For example, dividends have...

5 Dividend Stocks For Simplifying The 4% Rule
The "4% rule" of retirement has been hotly debated the past few years as more and more baby boomers leave the workforce. Many now say that 4% is too high of a withdrawal rate for the average retiree considering the low interest rate environment. If you intend to follow the typical retirement investing advice that most financial companies will recommend to their clients (which usually involves recommending one or more of their company's mutual funds that have a high bond allocation), then the fixed-income portion of your portfolio will certainly fall short of covering a 4% return. Below are five stocks that could be the start of a well-diversified dividend income portfolio that yields at least 4%...

How Dividend Stocks Can Help You Retire
Dividend stocks can play an incredible role in helping you retire comfortably, but not necessarily the way you think. On the surface, they look tempting. In today's low-interest-rate environment, it takes a 10-year U.S. Treasury bond to even approach the yield you can get by owning a typical S&P 500 stock. If you make investments that focus on dividends, you can collect even more cash from your stocks than you would by investing in that market-tracking index. On top of that, dividends have...

This High Dividend Stock Has 10 Straight Dividend Hikes And Goes Ex-Dividend Soon
Want to ride a major trend and get paid a nice income from it? Healthcare has been the leading sector for the past 2+ years, for obvious reasons -- the US population is aging rapidly. By now you've probably heard that 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day. Take a look at the trend projections for people 85+ years old -- their numbers will have nearly doubled between 2000 and 2020, and will keep increasing from there...

4 Tech Stocks That Provide Juicy Dividends
For investors looking for a hefty dividend yield on a stock, the focus is usually on healthcare, energy, telecom and utility companies. Yet there are some categories that get overlooked – such as tech stocks. Keep in mind that it is not unusual for a mature tech operator to have high operating cash flows. After all, the capital costs are usually fairly light. But mature tech stocks may also have many of their customers locked in due to the importance of the technology in place. Selecting a new vendor would simply be too much of a headache for most companies. In light of these factors, a high dividend yield can be fairly safe. So what are some of the tech stocks that offer hefty yields...

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