Financial Word of the Week: Dividends

It’s nice to own stocks, sure. But do those companies pay you dividends for owning them? A dividend is like a corporate profit split. As the company earns profits, they can choose to pay out a percentage of those profits to their shareholders. Shareholders love...

A Word Is Worth 1,000 Pictures

For almost a month, “Alma” went back and forth with her Web developer on which illustration to use on her company website’s homepage. Should it be the lavender flowers? The bluebell-carpeted scene of springtime in the woods? Or would the photo of the healthy-looking...