The Weekly Lineup: From Pigs to Podcasts, and FinCon12

This has been probably one of the busiest and most productive two weeks in my blogging career. For some reason everything took off at once – isn’t that always the way?
I’m absolutely delighted and enjoying every minute of it. Last week I attended FinCon12 (Financial Bloggers Conference) in Denver, and Philip of PT Money did yet another over-the-top and amazing job. While attending FinCon12, the deal for a blog I wanted to buy came through, and then I had my first Podcast interview on Thursday evening. I want to share all of these timely events with you. 😉

The Dividend Pig

The Dividend PigFirst off, I’m delighted to announce I am the new owner of The Dividend Pig.  If you are not familiar with the Dividend Pig, this one of the top dividend investing blogs of 2010 and 2011, and the author regularly contributed to Seeking Alpha. The Dividend Pig and I started at nearly the same time back in the fall of 2010, and his blog quickly became one of my favourites.

I found the Pig’s articles to be top quality, in depth, and well researched. His stock analyses are simply high end. By becoming the new owner of The Dividend Pig, the bar has been set high. The Dividend Pig is an excellent writer, provided in-depth research behind his posts, and he is a tough act to follow. I truly wish the Pig all the best with his future endeavours. Of course he is welcome back anytime. 😉

If you’d like to find out more, you can read the Pig’s post New Life for The Dividend Pig.

My First Podcast Interview

David Winchell - Stocks and GolfDuring one of our sponsored lunches at FinCon12, I had the pleasure to sit beside David Winchell, a regular reader of the Dividend Ninja. I thought that was pretty cool. It’s not very often us bloggers get to sit across from our readers and shoot the breeze. 😉 As life turns out, David does a great Podcast radio show on his website Stocks and Golf.  David asked me if I would do an interview with him, and of course I said yes. This is my first podcast interview, and it turned out great! We did the interview on Thursday evening, and I think you will really enjoy it, great questions and a lot of fun – Thanks David! 🙂

Stocks and Golf Podcast #034, with my 15 minute segment, will be available for your listening pleasure on Monday morning. Just go to David’s website on Monday and check it out!

Another Awesome FinCon

As mentioned, Philip at PT Money did another amazing job this year in Denver with FinCon12. I really don’t know he does it. But this year he organized over 400 attendees, with full sponsorship – which included free lunches and free drinks! How cool is that? Each night, the event was held in different locales. Awesome events and awesome networking! Not to mention, fantastic seminars from rock-star bloggers. It was great to see some friends from last year, and make some new friends as well. If you have considered going to FinCon, but haven’t, then I strongly suggest you go for it next year! You really don’t want to miss out. 😉

Special mention goes out to Adam Baker at Man Vs Debt, who held the party of a lifetime on Saturday evening. Adam rented the Lodi club in Denver, provided drinks, and that was complete with a roof-top dance floor and kick-ass DJ. Denver was hovering around 28 to 30 Celsius, so it doesn’t really get better than that.

Lastly, I would like to wish all my good blogging friends the very best at CPFC12, the Canadian Personal Finance Conference in Toronto. I think Preet and Krystal are going to do an amazing job with this event, and I wish I could have attended. Have fun guys! 🙂

To my regular reader’s hang-10, I have a big in-depth post planned on the Canadian banks!

27 Responses to “The Weekly Lineup: From Pigs to Podcasts, and FinCon12”

  1. andy

    Sep 16. 2012

    Congrats on your purchase of The Dividend Pig, its now on my must read list.
    I read your drip post it was great, I was wondering how an individual investor can set up a DRiP without a broker, since I purchase stocks through direct investing). RBC.

  2. MG

    Sep 16. 2012

    Hi Ninja!
    Always enjoy reading your blog. This is the second time I have ever clicked on The Dividend Pig and on both occasions, my AVG anti-virus software detected a threat. This time it was something called Javascript Obfuscation. Not sure what it was last time but this does not make me want to read The Pig :p.

    Perhaps you will tell me it is nothing to be concerned about but I just hate having that big nasty pop-up.


  3. Dividend Mantra

    Sep 16. 2012

    Wow, congrats on owning The Dividend Pig. I was wondering what ever happened to him. I guess I figured life got in the way, and that’s exactly what happened.

    One thing I’d like to mention is that every time I try to load that site my antivirus software starts going crazy and kicks me off the site. I’m not sure what’s going on there.

    Good luck with the new site Ninja!!

    Best wishes.

  4. The Dividend Ninja

    Sep 16. 2012

    Hi everyone, I found the “JavaScript Obfuscation” on The Dividend Pig and scrubbed it out, and phoned AVG to verify. It will take a day for AVG to update their info on that. 🙂 I’ll be moving the site to another server shortly.

    Thanx MG and Mantra for letting me know. 🙂


  5. farcodev

    Sep 17. 2012

    I join my voice to congrats you for the Dividend Pig and I’m happy to see you going so well!


  6. My Own Advisor

    Sep 18. 2012

    Congrats, congrats, congrats!

    I know I’m late to comment, but I think the purchase of The Dividend Pig is great.

    You continue to build this site, others, and your online success can only get bigger and better.

    VERY WELL DONE! Stay in touch my friend, remember the little people/bloggers on your way up!


    • The Dividend Ninja

      Sep 18. 2012

      Hey Mark, never too late buddy 🙂 Thanx a bunch for the congrats!


  7. Rob

    Sep 19. 2012

    Hey Ninja,

    Congrats on the purchase of The Dividend Pig, and glad you enjoyed your time at FinCon12!

    I’m looking forward to exploring the PIG in greater detail as is grows under your care.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Sep 19. 2012

      Thanx Rob!

      There are some great posts on the Dividend Pig – especially if you want to learn more about the U.S. dividend payers. The Pig wrote some really detailed posts.


  8. Congratulations on your purchase of The Dividend Pig!!! This is great news!

    I wish you all the best!

    The Dividend Pig is a great site and I know it’s in good hands.


    • The Dividend Ninja

      Sep 19. 2012

      Kanwal, thanx very much! I’m absolutely delighted to be the new owner of this site. 🙂


  9. Finance Fox

    Sep 23. 2012

    Congratulations on your podcast interview, i would love to hear it as soon as it comes out.

  10. Marvin

    Sep 26. 2012

    Oh wow, congratulations! I’ve read a little bit about purchasing and selling websites and the enormous opportunities that are available doing it. I look forward to subscribing to the dividend pig site and following you there as well.

  11. Philip Taylor

    Sep 27. 2012

    Great report, Ninja. I appreciate you attending. Congrats on the site purchase and podcast! Since the site is also dividend content, would you ever consider combining the content and doing redirects?

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Sep 28. 2012

      Philip, thanx so much for dropping by! Another awesome FinCon, so job well done yet again!! I can hardly wait until FinCon13. 🙂

      Can you let Adam know I wanted to personally thank him for the awesome event at Lodi – thanx.

      Yah I absolutely intend to work the blogs together. Not so much duplicating content, but targeting the audience in each blog and working them together. I think this will provide a huge benefit in the long run. I’ve already discovered I have readers from both blogs now and so far the feedback is positive. I want to keep it that way. 🙂


  12. Parvinder

    Sep 28. 2012

    Congrats for a new buy. I always enjoy reading your articles. They are always great.

    I enjoyed your podcast too. Good luck and nice work.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Sep 28. 2012

      Parvinder, thank you so much for dropping by and the great feedback! I really appreciate readers letting me know they like the work. 🙂

      Glad you liked the podcast – I need to work on imporivng the sound quality and doing more of those! They are fun. 😉


  13. Dividend Pig is my favorite blog as well. What makes him a cut above the rest is the amount of research for all his posts.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Oct 22. 2012

      I completely agree, and I think his blog was one of the best dividend blogs. I understand he may be back writing this fall – the door is always open for him to do so. 😉



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