Dividends (as reported by Trent Hamm on www.thesimpledollar.com)

Many people are hesitant to invest in stocks because they don’t know much about how they work. It’s important to learn as much as you can so that you can make smart investing decisions. For example, dividends are an important part of investing in stocks. When companies earn a profit, they have to decide what to do with the money. And sometimes they choose to pay their shareholders in the form of dividends. Dividends are payments made to shareholders by the company at a set date and time. If you own shares of the company on the date the dividend is paid, you will receive the amount of the dividend for each share that you own. For more information, click here. 

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