Since the financial crisis of 2007-08, there has been a big proliferation of dividend oriented investing strategies. There is vast inventory of material that has been shared by many that have benefited from adopting an investing ideology of investing in stocks that pay dividends. The two main drivers for the popularity of dividend investing has been uber low interest rates that has forced investors to seek riskier investment opportunities and secondly, just a basic fear to protect what's left of their savings. This is all well and good and I always say that there is no single investment strategy that rules them all, however what concerns me is that simply adopting a strategy of investing in dividend paying stocks can give people a false sense of security. In this episode Aman gives us a crash course on what dividends are all about and while they are a welcome source of extra income for investors, they can still expose investors to risks.