I have been on a ridiculous dividend kick lately, but I never gave thought to those that don’t fully understand where Dividends actually come from and what they are. I don’t usually get into these info-graphics but this one is fantastic. It explains:
What is a Dividend?
What are Retained Earnings?
Who Decides When Dividends will be Paid?
Important Dates regarding Dividends?
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Created by Mint.com Personal Finance Software. I was not paid by Mint to put together this post I just really liked the graphic.