Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Of Interest Around the Blogosphere

Justin of Zen Personal Finance explains how a stock's ex-dividend date works. This made me wonder if people commonly dip in and out of stocks to just own them for as long as it takes to earn a dividend? I suppose most dividends tend to be paid at the same times of year, so I can't imagine this strategy would really work.

Jonathan at My Money Blog talks about how easy it is to set up website businesses. Easy if you've got time, that is! I have enjoyed writing this blog so much that I thought I might try to set up a couple of others (under my other secret identities, Madame H and Madame Q) to talk about things that would be off-topic here, but I don't know what I was thinking! I just don't have enough hours in the day... and I guess when it comes down to it, money is the only thing that keeps my interest up!

Trent at The Simple Dollar is finding financial lessons in his purchase of a Nintendo Wii-- maybe I should get one too. Along with a big TV to play it on, which would no doubt teach me even more financial lessons.

and Hazzard at Everybody Loves Your Money has one of my favorite stupid money tricks ever: there's a company that will sell you fake ATM receipts with any balance you want on it. Impress your friends with your wealth... or pretend you're poor to avoid paying your share...


Justin McHenry said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Madame X!

Zen Personal Finance

Anonymous said...

The value of the stock generally falls by about the amount of the dividend on the ex dividend date as the market adjusts for the company's decreased assets.

Anonymous said...

Bronx Chica...I loved the aticles by the others! Very informational...thanks for sharing!

Madame X said...

Hi Bronx Chica, thanks for stopping by!