I spend a lot of time on this site looking at lots of different dividend stocks that might make good investment opportunities. It recently occurred to me that I have never taken the time to explain what a dividend is and why they matter at all. So today, let’s find an answer to that question.
In today’s economy, it is crucial that every person have a couple of income streams other than their full-time job (if you have one). Holding down a job is not going to make you rich and certainly won’t help you become financially independent. Most jobs are not as secure as they once were which is why it is so important to take control of your financial future.