Dividend Aristocrat Ex-Div Dates and a Carnival

If you’re looking for some stocks to add to your dividend investment portfolio, then consider these dividend aristocrats that have ex-dividend dates happening this month!

We have a couple Dividend Aristocrats with ex-dividend dates coming within the next two weeks. If you don’t know, Dividend Aristocrats are companies that have paid out and increased their dividends every year for the past 25+ years.

These are companies that have an excellent track record when it comes to their commitment to dividend payouts. Also, for those who don’t know, the ex-dividend date is the date that you must purchase a stock by in order to receive dividend payment.

With that said, below are the Dividend Aristocrats with upcoming ex-dividend dates, happy investing!

October Ex-Dividend Dates for Dividend Aristocrats

Stock Symbol Company Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Dividend Payout Stock Price Dividend Yield
BCR C.R. Bard, Inc. 18-Oct 02-Nov 0.2 100.98 0.79%
HRL Hormel Foods 18-Oct 15-Nov 0.15 28.83 2.08%
CL Colgate-Palmolive 19-Oct 15-Nov 0.62 107.89 2.30%
CLX Clorox Co. 22-Oct 16-Nov 0.64 73.81 3.47%
LOW Lowe’s 22-Oct 07-Nov 0.16 31.18 2.05%
PNR Pentair Inc. 24-Oct 09-Nov 0.22 43.63 2.02%
AMG Affiliated Managers Group 30-Oct 15-Nov 0.43 26.16 6.57%


Now that you’re locked and loaded with the latest Dividend Aristocrat Ex-Dividend dates, we can now move onto the latest submissions to my Personal Finance Carnival.

Begin the Always Excellent Finance Carnival

Mike @ Experiglot writes Is Being Self-Employed Right For You? – Should you re-consider working on your own?

Vanessa @ Vanessa’s Money writes Inkjet vs. Laser Printers – Looking for a way to save money on printing costs? Ever wonder if laser printers are *really* cheaper than inkjet printers?

Steve @ Ready To Quit My Job! writes Never Burn Your Bridges – Don’t burn your bridges because you never know when you might run into your boss (or their friends) again.

Pete @ Personal Finance Online writes MBAs: Top 20 Programs or Bust – Be smart about how you pick your MBA. Pick a top 20 school for the best ROI.

Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Why No Debt = Freedom – Find out why having no debt ultimately gives you a lot more freedom than the alternative. It’s a much better way to live.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Home Buying History – Our First House – Since I should be away right now closing on our new house, I thought it would be interesting to take a look into our last house. Here is what it has cost…

Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes What Is Private Mortgage Insurance? (PMI) – Introduction:Today we will talk about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). Most people need to carry their mortgage when they purchase a home. When a lender allows taking mortgage with very little money down, they need to protect themselves. That’s where Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) comes in.

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Thrift Stores as Part of Your Sustainable and Frugal Lifestyle – One of the best ways to live sustainably and frugally is to do your shopping at thrift stores. You can save money, and at the same time reduce the number of resources being used up. Sustainable Living with Thrift StoresMany consumers make a big deal of using products made from recycled materials. This is a good thing, of course.

Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Family Finance: Ways To Access Money – Do you need to access money from time to time? I try to plan ahead but life is full of unforeseen events I run a tight budget and I have not seen the need for an emergency fund considering my access to money. Interestingly enough, I do feel that I have tight months at times. It may be stressful for some but for our family it’s not.

Beating Broke @ Beating Broke writes Is Free Money the Best Money? – The fact of the matter is that we all like stuff for free. Free money is great (although rare), but we hunt down free products, free trips, and anything else that someone might be giving away for free. Some of us spend entirely too much time hunting down free. But, is free money (or items) really the best money?

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Bad Choices or Bad Luck? – There really isn’t such a thing as bad luck, at least not when it comes to repeat-behavior and financial habits. Instead, it’s an excuse for not taking control of the financial situation and making some much needed changes.

Grand Per Month @ Grand Per Month writes How to Make a Grand Per Month as a Substitute Teacher – Substitute teachers are needed every day to fill in for full-time teachers who are sick, attending a conference or other event or on maternity leave. You may not have given much thought to substitute teachers, but did you know that it is possible to make a grand or more a month as a substitute teacher?

Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes Making the Most of Your 401k Plan – A 401k is one of the best ways to fund your retirement years but many people make serious mistakes when it comes to managing their plan and getting the best possible outcome. This is because few people really understand how to make the most of their 401k

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes Want a Guaranteed Investment? Buy a Baseball Team – Historically, it’s been very rare for an owner to sell a baseball team for less than what they paid. It may happen at some point in the future, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet. Over the coming years, even more people are going to watch games on their cell phones or tablets, exposing even more people to advertising.

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes How to Manage People – Part 1 – Knowing each and every one of the people that you manage helps you understand how to assign the work, who might want and benefit from extra training, who might need a mentor and who might be a mentor for someone else. It lets you develop each person and the team to their, the company’s and your benefit.

Robert @ Entrepreneurship & Life writes Small Businesses and the 1099-K – If you’re a small business who accepts credit card payments or other processed payments (like through PayPal), the 1099-K is going to be the tax form you need to look out for. This will be the second year for the 1099-K, so here is a little more about it.

John @ Married (with Debt) writes Wealth Has Little to Do With Income – For me, the definitions of “rich,” “poor,” and “middle-class” have very little (if anything) to do with income. And before you roll your eyes, this is not a sentimental post about how wealth isn’t measured by money, because YES VIRGINIA, it is measured in money.

Jamie @ Financial Footsteps writes How Granny Saves Me a Fortune on Gift Cards – Learn how I save a lot of money with gift cards. You can buy gift cards online at a discount.

Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Child Support – I thought a lot about whether or not I want to post this article… which will become a (hopefully) short series.

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes 2 Rules for Car-Buying and Maintaining Wealth – Rule #1- You should only finance a car if you have equal amount in savings. Rule #2 – You should only buy a car that costs 1/10 of your annual income. These 2 Rules for Car-Buying will also help maintain your wealth and grow your net worth.

IMB @ Investing Money writes Accumulating Investments – How to Grow Investments Exponentially – Accumulating wealth is quite simple. It means years of sacrifice and aggressive investing, but it will pay off in the end.

JP @ My Family Finances writes Which Families Lost the Most Wealth in the Great Recession? – Average household equity dropped by 25 percent and stock investments by more than 50 percent. Most families lost wealth, but some were hit harder than others.

Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Common Home Buying Mistakes – Buying a home is the single biggest purchase most of us will ever make. Here are a few tips to make sure you don’t spend more money then you should.

Mr. Money @ Smart on Money writes Make Saving Easier with Targeted Goals – One of the ways that you can make saving easier for yourself is to set goals. When you have a target, it can be easier to stay motivated. Besides, it’s almost always easier to see how far you’ve come if you actually know where you are going. Plus, knowing what you are working for can help you stay motivated.

Michelle @ The Shop My Closet Project writes The Island of Misfit Toys or Where do I get my gear – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of my childhood favorites! Living in Colorado there are a lot of expensive outdoor activities that I like to take part in. Snowboarding, golf, tennis, and riding my bike. So, how do you participate in expensive activities without spending a lot of money? Buy your equipment from a thrift store

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes The Inside Man: 5 Ways To Avoid Insider Trading – A quick primer on insider trading and 5 tips to recognize and avoid any illegal insider trading activities.

Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes SwagBucks VS. Bing Rewards: Which Search Engine Rewards Program is Better? – Microsoft’s search engine Bing came out with a rewards program in a soft whimper launch in September 2010.

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Tempted To Join The Smart Phone Masses – Back in June I posted about how I do not want a smart phone. Well I hate to admit it but I am awfully tempted to join the masses.

Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes Delayed Gratification – It’s How the Rich get Rich – Rich people get there by being frugal and waiting things out for the long haul. We can all learn a thing or two from rich people’s practices!

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Are You Cut Out to be a Landlord? – I was talking with my brother the other day and the conversation moved towards real estate. My brother had a unique opportunity to buy his own house when he was in college. He lived in a fairly affordable area of town and spent the last two years and then two years in graduate school fixing up the house.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes How to Be a Frugal Family – Frugality may be hard at first but over time, it can become a habit. The positive effects of this good practice will be enjoyed by not just you but by every member of the family. If you scrimp and save together, you will reap the rewards together.

PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Buying a Home (Someday) and Why it Delays My Passive Income Goal – Find out how buying a home will affect my ability to develop passive income streams.

Jason @ Work Save Live writes The Most Important Thing Small Businesses Should Be Concerned With – The following is a guest post. If you’re interested in submitting a guest post, please contact me. What’s Most Important for Small Businesses? It’s easy to get confused concerning what is really important in a business.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Is Georgia One Of The Best Tax States To Retire In Today? – Inevitably all of us have the dream of being able to make work optional.

PPlan @ Provident Plan writes Hobbies with Low Costs – My wife and I were forced to find hobbies with low costs, but we did it. Find out how we budgeted for our personal interests.

MMD @ My Money Design writes My Cash Flow Plan – September 2012 Update – Check out my updated cash flow plan for dividing up my income in a way that helps to achieve each of my financial goals.

Deacon @ Well Kept Wallet writes Why MPG Matters When Buying a Car – One of the most damaging yet silent expenses to your bottom line can be the cost of gasoline for your car. With gas prices at an average of $3.818 per gallon it is becoming clear that if you want to save money, buying a car that has good MPG (Miles Per Gallon) is the way to go.

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes World Domination 104: Choosing Your Cohorts – If you’ve been following along for the last several weeks, you’ve gotten most of the basics ready for a world domination attempt (or more than one; as everyone from Lex Luthor to Cobra Commander could tell you, this is the sort of endeavor that frequently takes more than one trial).

Josh Thompson @ BecomingYourOwnBank.com writes Is Whole Life Insurance a Good Investment? – Is whole life insurance a good investment? You may be surprised to know the benefits of whole life insurance: steady growth, competitive interest rates, no loss guarantees, life insurance benefits, tax advantages, and more. Whole life insurance is one of the least understood financial products, and it’s been given a bad reputation by talking heads on television and radio. But with the losses and risk of the market, and the consistency of whole life insurance over that past 100 years, life insu

Melissa @ Bargaineering writes How to Sell Your Hair for Cash – If you have hair longer than 10 inches that has ideally not been chemically treated, you can sell it and make some quick cash.

Your Boss @ What Your Boss Really Thinks writes Temp Agencies: Good Idea or a Career Buster? – Discussion if temp agencies is a good choice when you are unemployed, pros and cons of working for temp agencies.

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Keeping Your Budget in Balance – Ten years ago if someone were to ask me about budgeting, I would probably say that it is pretty simple. In many ways, budgeting has been simplified, but in other ways, it is more difficult because of more options.

ETZ25 @ Entertainment Timez writes Is AIG The Stock For The Future? – So is AIG the stock for the future? It’s a gamble, but it has what appears to be pretty great potential for recovering now that it has paid most of the money it owes the government back.

TDB @ Tax Deduction Blog writes Uncle Sam and the Trap of the Tax Scam – Did you know that income tax, originally, was only supposed to be implemented during times of war in order to fund war efforts? Sadly, the government hasn’t reread that section of the Constitution and has continued to tax American families even during times of peace (or relative peace). Many Americans, who know this fact, are…

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Why a Healthy Lifestyle Can Save You Money – Find out why living a healthy lifestyle and abiding by your budget are not contradictory. Learn to save money by getting out and eating healthy.

Todd @ Financial Mentor writes The Smart Alternative To Retirement Planning – It’s so “old-skool” to work like a dog for 40 years scrimping and saving so you can retire and do nothing of substance for the remaining 30 years. The New Retirement….

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 5 Ways to Ensure You’re Frugal During Winter – With winter upon us, now is the time to start preparing for it. In this post, I am going to present five ways to ensure you are frugal during winter including your home, car and eating.

Joe @ Midlife Finance writes 5 Painless ways to help your (Grown) kids – Want to give your kids a boost? It’s easy to help them out without straining your pocketbook or energy….if you choose carefully.

Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Stupid Sewer-A Mini Update – We’re all moved in, but it’s still a disaster here. OMG! All this stuff keeps coming up and needing to get done and so many expenses.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Interest rates for dummies – Interest rates can be confusing. This article explains some of the key concepts related to interest rates.

Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think writes How to Speed Up Slow Cooking – There’s only one thing I like hard and slow. Here’s a hint: It ain’t cooking. 😉 However, I’m a longtime advocate of slow cooking–as long as it’s easy.

krantcents @ KrantCents writes What Is Your Success Strategy? – Do you have a success strategy? Simple enough, it is a yes or no question. Then, why do so many people have difficulty answering the question? There is an implication that if you say no that you are a failure. So what! In order to succeed, you have to fail.

Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Lending Club: Peer to Peer Lending in the US – A form of lending that has become more prevalent in recent times is peer to peer lending. As the name suggests, it focuses on the idea of people lending to each other and to businesses, rather than using the banking system to facilitate such loans.

Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Do You Need a Career Change? – A career change is a big decision. It can affect your life, your family’s life, your finances, retirement and basically everything around you.

TRL @ The Retired Landlord writes Things to do before Buying a Rental Property – Find out what every real estate investor needs to know before buying their first rental property.

Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes What Type Of Office Life Do You Have? – The following is the first staff post by Shondell from Call Me What You Want, Even Cheap.

Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Benefits of Online Banks for Young People – Most young people I know today already know and love the internet banking model, but it isn’t just “hip” in terms of a fad, there are actually a lot of solid reasons for going with internet banking. First and foremost, much like the online shopping model I have come to know and love, online banks have much better rates on certain financial products and generally have substantially lower fees.

Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Would You Buy an Amazon Engagement Ring? – Since our article on the zaniness of the modern day wedding industry got such a strong response last week, I thought I might revisit the general topic. In the comments section one reader intrigued me with a few recommended options for saving money on an engagement ring.

Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Can you eat for $26 a week – Welfare Food Challenge – An anti-poverty group in BC is challenging politicians and residents to try and survive for $26 worth of food for a week. During that week, participants will only eat the food they can buy with $26 dollars. I will be taking part of the food challenge

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Tips to Create Passive Income – If you are trying to create a passive stream of income, you know that it needs to come continuously month in, month out in order to be passive. Some people need a capital base in order to create passive income such as online payday loans while other people can use savings. Once you have the The post Tips to Create Passive Income appeared first on .

Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes Ways to Start a Business – Are you looking to start your own business? While the initial stage may be exciting when starting out on a journey like this, it is often the most challenging period for a small business owner. Not only are you tasked with creating the system or systems in order to increase later efficiency, you are also forced to come up with the funds to run the business.

Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes Financial Lessons I’ve Learned From Scrooge McDuck – It’s amazing what you can pick up from watching cartoons while you are with your child! Read what I learned from Scrooge McDuck

harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes Reader Question: Investing in Real Estate Without a Down Payment, What is an REIT? – I know there are a lot of people itching to buy real estate but their main hurdle is the large 20% down payment required. 20% of any property is a lot of money, so one option for the casual investor is to turn to REIT’s. REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust and they behave similarly to regular stocks. A REIT offers common shares to the public and in exchange, you become an actual owner of real estate. REIT’s receive special tax treatment from the government but in exchange they must

CF @ The Outlier Model writes My Weekly Meals – It can be hard to imagine what eating on $100 a month/person is like. Here’s a look at what we ate this week, along with approximate costs. The costs are only approximate because I don’t always remember how much I money I paid for meat or bulk vegetables for example. But I’ll try to use a cost that reflects an average or sale price, scaled according to the portion used.

Corey @ 20s Finances writes How Your Starting Salary Affects Your Career Earnings – Find out how what you make when you are starting out will affect your career earnings. You’d be surprised how different it is.

Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Are your investments about to drop off the fiscal cliff? – How do you navigate the risky waters of the coming fiscal cliff? Positioning your investments for the fiscal cliff.

Daisy @ Add Vodka writes Why I Live in A Bad Neighborhood – After writing the post last week about living in a bad neighborhood, many readers and commenters asked me why I still live here. Why don’t we move to a better neighborhood? I have an odd way of thinking about living quarters.

Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes What Happened To Flying Cars? – Hands down, my favorite futuristic aspect of George Jetson’s life was his flying car. Decades later, where is my flying car?

Savvy Scot @ The Savvy Scot writes Economies and 12 Crazy Disney Facts you Never Knew – SavvyScot discusses the plans for the new theme park in the UK and reveals 12 crazy facts about Disney that you didn’t know

Miranda @ Excess Return writes What is an ETF and How Does it Work? – One of the fastest growing investing products is the exchange-traded fund, or ETF. ETFs haven’t been around for very long, but they are quickly gaining in popularity, due to how easy it is to trade them, and the relatively low costs that come with them. Undoubtedly, most investors have heard of ETFs, yet many are still wondering exactly what an ETF is and how it works.

Lance @ Money Life and More writes Should I Pay Off My Car Loan Update – In August I asked my readers “Should I pay off my 0.9% car loan?“. There were many different opinions on what I should do. After a few weeks of considering the facts I’ve finally come to a decision.



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