Welcome back from your holiday celebrations, in whatever shape that happened to take. I was amazed when I checked my Google Reader feed list the number of posts was quite large. It was fun to go through the new posts and here are some of the ones that I found especially entertaining and informative. In addition, I have listed the Carnivals I participated in over the last week as well.
Dividend funds might seem like a good idea, however be sure you read the prospectus and understand the “dividend” fund you are investing in. The practice of these fund to invest in stocks other than dividend paying stocks is the norm. If you are true dividend investor then you need to look elsewhere. This article from Canadian Business is very interesting.
On the topic of mutual funds and ensuring you understand all the facts before putting your hard earned money down, this article by Living Off Dividends talks about all the things you should know about mutual funds.
In the provide I come from we can often be referred to as rednecks – Redneck Alberta. That is why I found this article by Brip Blap so funny. My favorite: You might be a redneck if…your idea of saving for the future is buying Coke by the case.
Over at The Street.com they run a list of stocks on a weekly basis that they say might be worthy as dividend investments. I have never done much with these lists, but it is interesting to see nonetheless.
That will do it for this week. See you tomorrow.