How To Set and Achieve Dividend Retirement Goals

This is a guest contribution by Ben Reynolds at Sure Dividend.  Sure Dividend uses The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing to find high quality dividend growth stocks suitable for long-term holding. The ‘holy grail’ of a dividend investing is when dividend income exceeds your monthly expenses.  At this point, you are completely financially free.  You can retire (if you choose) on your own terms knowing your expenses are taken care of by your investment portfolio. It sounds so simple.  ‘Just build ...

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Four Key Dividend Metrics You Need to Know

This article was published in the May 2014 edition of the Canadian MoneySaver, and is posted here with permission. For more information visit www.canadianmoneysaver.ca Although dividend investing can seem overwhelming and complicated, it really doesn’t need to be. Nor do you need to be a financial professional or CPA to make sense of it all. A few red-flags to watch out for, as well as specific ratios to look at, will help you buy a dividend titan instead of a dividend dud. Here are four key dividend ...

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The Canadian TSX Aristocrats: Part-1

This is a two-part series that examines the S&P TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index. Part-1 examines the index methodology. Part-2 of the series looks at CDZ, the iShares ETF which tracks this index. In a previous post, staff writer Hank Coleman covered the U.S. Dividend Aristocrats.  These stocks are based on the selection criteria of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index. As Hank wrote in his post, a company not only has to be a dividend payer for 25 years in row, it must also raise ...

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What’s In Your Portfolio?

A few weeks ago, Mark reached out me to let me know he was starting a new series on his finance blog, My Own Advisor. The series was going to discuss the portfolios and investment strategies of various bloggers and financial experts. He called the series What’s In Your Portfolio? Mark wanted to ask various bloggers and financial experts what’s in their portfolios.  More specifically, he wanted to find out what their investing goals were, learn about their investing strategies, and uncover some ...

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