Spectra Energy Increases Dividend

Growing Dividend As a spin-off of the successful Duke Energy, Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE) has had a rather successful first 16 months in business and has recently declared an 8.7 percent increase in its quarterly cash dividend on its common stock, from $0.23 to $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable September 15, 2008, to shareholders of record at the close of business August 15, 2008. Spectra has what appears

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Progressive Introduces A New Dividend Model

Progressive Corporation of Auto Insurance fame has changed the landscape of dividend payment to shareholders.  And they did so in dramatic fashion.  Progressive  introduced a new dividend policy for 2007 and  I have been waiting to see if any other companies  would follow suit.  So far, it looks like everyone is watching how this policy is playing out in a bear market to see if investors “jump ship”. A Variable

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Do You Have The Perfect Financial Plan?

We have all heard people harp on having a financial plan and investing for the future, but what does that mean?  What happens when you develop your asset allocation, purchase your Dividend Growth Stocks and Dividend ETF’s and have  saved for an emergency fund with a high interest online account like ING Direct? We have also heard all of the “talking heads” on television talk about diversification.  They are more

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The Most Boring Investment Ever

Time and time again I hear the same thing from friends and family about investing the way that I do. Most of them ask me why I invest in “boring” dividend paying stocks when all of the money to be made is in the high growth stocks. To be completely honest, they are right…sort of. Some people do find the less volatile dividend paying stocks boring, I find them exhilarating!

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