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  • There are many valid ways to successfully build long-term wealth.
  • Many of today's dividend growth stocks have provided investors financial security for decades.
  • Below are some several companies that recently increased their cash dividends.

For most people fortunate enough to be born in the U.S., or any other industrialized country, they have access to the two main ingredients to achieve financial success: 1. Opportunity and 2. Time. There are many valid ways to successfully build long-term wealth. Some involve more risk than others. Being relatively conservative, I have chosen Dividend Growth Stocks as a significant part of my financial plan. Many of today's dividend growth stocks have provided investors financial security for decades.

Below are some several companies that have recently increased their cash dividends:

Triangle Capital Corporation (NYSE:TCAP) is a business development company specializing in private equity and mezzanine investments. August 27th the company increased its quarterly dividend 9.3% to $0.59 per share. The dividend is payable September 10, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 8, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 8.7%.

The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) provides various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. August 26th the company increased its quarterly dividend 3.1% to C$0.66 per share. The dividend is payable October 7, 2014 to stockholders of record on October 3, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 3.6%.

Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN) provides various products for the industrial, agricultural, energy, construction, and military/aerospace markets in the United States and internationally. August 26th the company increased its quarterly dividend 8.0% to $0.13 per share. The dividend is payable October 10, 2014 to stockholders of record on October 8, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 1.9%.

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) operates as an international communications and information technology company worldwide. August 26th the company increased its quarterly dividend 12% to $0.47 per share. The dividend is payable September 23, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 9, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.6%.

G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:GK) provides branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic. August 22nd the company increased its quarterly dividend 15% to $0.31 per share. The dividend is payable September 26, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 11, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.3%.

Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) operates as a specialty department store under the nameplates of Bealls, Goody's, Palais Royal, Peebles, and Stage. August 22nd the company increased its quarterly dividend 12% to $0.14 per share. The dividend is payable September 17, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 2, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 3.3%.

Selecting stocks with increasing dividends is critical for an income growth strategy. The above list contains stocks that recently raised their dividends; it is not a list of recommend buys. As always, due diligence should be performed before buying or selling any stock. For a list of stocks with a long string of consecutive cash dividend increases, see this list.

Full Disclosure: No position in the aforementioned securities. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.

Source: 6 Stocks Providing A Growing Income With Increased Dividends