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Investing Can Pay Dividends
Dividends accounted for almost all of the S&P 500 returns from the beginning of 2000 to the end of September 2012.
Dividend (div΄ uh dend) n. A sum of money paid regularly by a company to its shareholders out of its profits or reserves.
Savvy investors have long understood the power of dividends. Think about it, if I receive a percentage of the value of my investment on a regular basis, every time I get paid, I lower my overall risk to my principal. Also, I may see a larger overall return on an investment that rises in value if I am realizing a regular dividend from that company. Seems simple enough, but don’t rush in too quick. When choosing dividend paying investments, always ask the following questions...
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Countering Counterfeit Currency
Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Death is No Excuse
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This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
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