Most long time readers of the Dividend Ninja are familiar with Mark’s blog My Own Advisor. If you’re not, its one you should be adding to your reading list – another great dividend blog.
Mark started his blog a year before the Dividend Ninja. He also started his dividend journey after fleeing the mutual fund industry and becoming a DIY (do-it-yourself) investor.
When Mark asked me to initially redesign his site for him this Summer I had way too much on my plate. After taking a break, I was glad when I approached him in mid July about the project and he said YES! To say the least, I am absolutely delighted with the result of Mark’s redesign, as well as the speed his site is now running. As well as the graphic look, there was also a lot of behind the scenes work to peel out the old plugins, optimize the site, and make for a smooth transition to the new theme framework. Be sure to drop by Mark’s site and check out the new look!
The Weekly Lineup
Since I was at work full-time this week, I didn’t get the chance to write any new material. But that didn’t stop me in the evenings, from getting Mark’s site launched, and reading these other great articles around the web:
Ben Carlson at A Wealth of Common Sense just published his new eBook. You can download How to Create a Common Sense Investment Plan right from his site. Ben is not only a chartered financial analyst, with a solid background in wealth management, but also an excellent writer. He has an uncanny ability to make the complex financial world understandable! Also keep an eye out Monday morning for Ben’s post here on the Dividend Ninja – Shareholder Yield.
With U.S. markets reaching all time highs, and stock prices bouncing like a yo-yo, the business news is having a feast on the volatility. Here is an excellent post from The College Investor telling you to tune out the noise, in Ever Thought about Just Ignoring the Markets?
Over at 724Credit, staff writer Sicorra discussed Things to Consider When Looking for a New Credit Card. Although written for those with less than perfect credit, there are some great points made in the article. It’s a good checklist to review before applying!
In Part-1, Zach at Dividend Ladder warned us about three stocks that are Dividend Disasters Waiting to Happen. With a title like that, how can you not look?
Although rising stock prices make shopping trips for dividend investors more expensive, that hasn’t stopped Dividend Mantra from spending his cash on quality companies. The Mantra discussed his recent buy of more shares in tobacco giant Altria group.
The Dividend Guy (aka Mike), wrote a stellar post on 10 Dividend Growth Stocks Raising Payouts by More Than 20%. Of course, you pay a premium for safety, but these companies are worth watching.
Have a nice weekend everyone!
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