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Weekend Link Love: People really love the duck edition

This weekend link love is brought to you by a duck.  Each Monday I write up a dividend stock analysis.  These get a couple of comments as they are a bit dry and not everyone who visits this site is into dividend growth investing (I’ll convert you all yet!).  Last Monday I wrote about Aflac and a deluge of comments followed.  I just about fell out of my chair wondering what happened.  It appears that AFL is near universally loved.  Who knew?  It must be the duck mascot.

First some blog news:

There is now a brand new tab a the top of the page for tracking my options holdings.



This week I recommend that you check out the following links.

Presented in the order that I came across them.

  1. Krantcents wonders if you should think twice about paying of debt.
  2. Johnny Moneyseed confesses that he wasn’t always good with money.
  3. Passive Income Pursuit explains the average dividend yield method of stock valuation.
  4. The Frugal Path talks about financial literacy month.
  5. The Dividend Guy waxes about the power of the stock market.
  6. The Free Financial Adviser explores keeping some of your savings abroad.
  7. Untemplater tells us about the WARN act.
  8. Financially Integrated tells us about some financial considerations when moving to a foreign country.
  9. Good Financial Cents describes the most important financial habit to teach your kids.
  10. Krantcents explores whether you should think twice about paying off your debt in a hurry.
  11. Eyes on the Dollar ponders what to do about unethical doctors.


Stock Analyses:

  1. Passive Income Pursuit provides an analysis of Johnson and Johnson (JNJ).
  2. Dividend Growth Investor provides an analysis of Digital Realty Trust (DLR).


Readers:  How did your week go?

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10 Responses to "Weekend Link Love: People really love the duck edition"

  1. krantcents says:

    Thanks for the links, I am in good company.

  2. AFL is a nice company to own. What is your opinion on its exposure to the rapidly depreciating Japanese Yen?

    1. MFIJ says:

      Thanks for stopping by!
      The depreciating yen could squeeze AFL’s earnings, which would increase the payout ratio and limit the room for dividend growth. But I would be surprised if AFL didn’t have any kind of currency hedging in place to lessen the impact of changes in exchange rates.

  3. Justin says:

    What no lizard love, just kidding. Thanks for the mention and have a great weekend.

  4. Thanks so much for including me. The duck is pretty memorable.

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  6. Integrator says:

    Thanks for the mention!

  7. Untemplater says:

    Thanks for the mention! Aflac is definitely known for their famous duck much more than their product line. I remember it was such a scandal when Gilbert Gottfried sent out some terrible tweet and Aflac fired him for it.

  8. It’s always interesting to see which posts get the most comments. I know some of that is related to the post’s exposure but some of my higher comment stream posts didn’t have a whole lot of traffic but I guess just compelled people to comment. Most of my analysis’s don’t get much comment love, but as you mentioned they tend to be pretty dry and not everyone is in to crunching numbers.

    Thanks for the mentions!

  9. Liquid says:

    I think the post on AFL was also one of your best analysis :) Thanks for the link back. Enjoy the rest of your week.


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