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Fools were out and about this week in an investing world jampacked with actions and ideas. Here are three articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.

Give Thanks for These 7 StocksFool contributor Alex Planes brought positive news to the table. Johnson & Johnson (NYS: JNJ) and General Electric (NYS: GE) made his list of stocks to be thankful for because of their consistency, while Hansen Natural (NAS: HANS) got the nod for its "turbocharged growth." Alex is thankful for the yields at Annaly Capital (NYS: NLY) and American Capital Agency (NAS: AGNC) . Rounding out the thanks list are Seagate (NAS: STX) and Pfizer (NYS: PFE) .

Read the article to find out more about these stocks and whether there's still time to get in on the being-thankful-for bit.

The Best Dividend Stock No One Is Talking AboutDo you have 90 seconds to hear about one of the best dividend stocks flying below most investors' radar? In this video, Motley Fool Income Investor Advisor James Early talks about Flowers Foods (NYS: FLO) , explaining that it is "a bakery company that basically locks down the southern half of the U.S."

James says Flowers' distribution network makes it a winner and that it has plenty of room to grow. Check out Income Investor for more dividend stock ideas. The mission there is to "help you beat the market with high-yielding stocks that combine steady dividends and the potential for serious growth."

Your Short List of Year-End Must-DosDon't let the holidays and general end-of-year hubbub distract you from taking care of your finances. Fool columnist Dan Caplinger has four reminders for Fools.

  • Time is running out for you to make contributions to your 401(k) for the year; don't lose out on any matching money your employer contributes.
  • The money in your flexible health spending account might be approaching its use-it-or-lose-it date.
  • Check your portfolio to make sure market movements haven't thrown your mix of investments out of whack.
  • Think about taxes and how you can cut your bill to Uncle Sam.

Read the article for all of Dan's advice.

Fool online editor Kris Eddy owns no shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

At the time this article was published The Motley Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson and Annaly Capital Management.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Johnson & Johnson, Hansen Natural, Pfizer, and Flowers Foods and creating a diagonal call position in Johnson & Johnson. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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