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3 Ways to Save Money on Investing in Dividend Stocks

by John Schroeder July 21, 2011

Building a portfolio of dividend stocks is one of the best ways to build personal wealth, not to mention a steady income stream. One of the biggest concerns to dividend investors, besides which stocks to pick, is the fees and commissions involved in building a stock portfolio. While online discount brokers have made it cheaper [...]

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Why Dividend Growth is More Important than Dividend Yield

by John Schroeder July 11, 2011

One of the first things most investors look for in a dividend stock is the current yield. You will commonly hear things like “… stock XYZ is yielding over 6% … or “… stock ABC has a higher yield than its peers …”. While there is no doubt the dividend yield can be a useful [...]

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Disadvantages of Direct Stock Purchase Plans

by John Schroeder June 28, 2011

One alternative to using an online discount broker to purchase stocks is by investing directly with the publicly traded company. Many companies offer direct stock purchase plans (DSPP) offering a low cost way to invest in their organization. These plans are generally set up directly with the company or are administered through a third party [...]

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Advantages of Direct Stock Purchase Plans

by John Schroeder June 21, 2011

There are a number of different ways to invest in the stock market. Online discount brokers tend to be the most popular choice for buying and selling stock based on convenience and relatively low commissions and fees. Then there are traditional brokerage firms that may charge higher fees but offer more stock market advice. Did [...]

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Highest Dividend Stocks – Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did

by John Schroeder March 1, 2011

When I first started out investing in dividend paying stocks, I really had no clue what I was doing. I had been buying and selling investments for several years but had no experience selecting blue chip stocks that paid a dividend. My screening criterion (at the time) was flawed and it cost me a couple [...]

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3 Ways to Build Wealth from Your Tax Refund

by John Schroeder February 17, 2011

Have you filed your federal income taxes yet? Are you getting a refund this year or will you have to pay? While it is probably better to owe taxes then receive a refund, it may be time to put that money you are getting back to work. A large tax refund is the perfect time [...]

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10 Things I’ve Learned From Warren Buffett

by John Schroeder February 2, 2011

Warren Buffett is one of the most recognized and respected investors in the world. Often referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha”, Mr. Buffett is the primary shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway and is one of the most wealthiest people in the world. Most investors (including myself) have lots of respect for him and attempt to [...]

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