The author of today’s article calls them “the single best way to maximize the chances of a rich retirement” – whether one is still decades away from retirement or is quickly approaching (or already in) retirement. The “them” in question? Dividend growth stocks – and with Congress forever kicking the can down the road on fixing Social Security, they may be more pivotal to one’s retirement planning than ever. For more on how dividend growth stocks can help ensure a prosperous retirement, whatever one’s time horizon, CLICK HERE.
“I think there should be a big difference between a retiree portfolio and a retirement portfolio,” argues the author of today’s article, noting that, while a retirement portfolio (held during the pre-retirement accumulation phase) should focus on growth first and foremost, a retiree portfolio (held in retirement) requires a shift in focus to income generation and lower volatility. He proceeds to highlight what he believes are the Top 10 stocks for a core retiree portfolio today. For these ten stocks, CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article calls it “the biggest demographic tidal wave ever to sweep the U.S.”: the retirement of the baby boomers. And within that massive trend is another significant trend that investors can cash in on: the boomer rental wave, as boomers drive demand for rental units. The author proceeds to highlight three real-estate investment trusts “with buildings right where these downsizing boomers want to be” – and which offer the prospect of attractive payout growth going forward. For more, CLICK HERE.
“REITs are your ally in retirement,” advises the author of today’s article – and, in fact, a report from last year noted that real estate investment trusts have a “dramatic” effect on retirement portfolios. As such, the author proceeds to highlight five REITs that may be particularly attractive picks, as each offers the prospect of both income and growth for years to come. To find out what these REITs are – including a self-storage REIT and an upscale hotel REIT – CLICK HERE.
How can real estate, Latin America and beer help fund your retirement? Through dividends! Today’s article highlights three dividend-paying stocks – a real-estate investment trust that has increased its dividend for more than 27 consecutive years, a beer maker that analysts expect will continue to grow earnings by at least 15% annually for the next five years, and a Latin American e-commerce specialist that – while offering a paltry yield right now – is positioned for substantial growth (and has the free cash flow to increase its payout seven-fold right now). To find out what these three stocks are, CLICK HERE.
For investors in their 50s looking to both grow their retirement nest eggs and build a steady stream of passive income, today’s article highlights one stock which, “with its powerful wealth-building combination of increasing dividend payouts and share-price appreciation”, may be one of the best picks for achieving both of these goals. To find out what this stock is – as well as to read about the factors fueling its current strong results, its “multiple pathways for continued growth” going forward, and why its profits are downright meaty – CLICK HERE.
December 31st is the deadline for those over age 70½ with tax-deferred retirement accounts to take their required minimum distributions (RMDs) and, after outlining the rules relating to RMDs (such as that hefty 50% penalty the IRS imposes on those who fail to take their distributions on time), today’s article provides some tips for taking RMDs. When – if ever – is it beneficial to use an extension, if you are eligible for one? How can individuals fortunate enough to not need this income continue to “cling to the growth”? CLICK HERE to read more.
Today’s article looks at how health savings accounts (HSAs) – already seeing significant growth in popularity – may flourish even more under president-elect Trump and Republican lawmakers. Specifically, the article looks at the proposals Trump and Congressional Republicans have for HSAs and how – if enacted – “people who use these tax-advantaged plans to pay for health costs as well as investors who treat HSAs as another retirement option could benefit.” To see what Trump and the GOP are proposing in regards to HSAs – including increasing contribution limits and making it easier to pass them onto heirs – CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article highlights three ETFs that, together, he believes provide the perfect retirement strategy. How? One invests in short-term, investment-grade bonds, one invests in high-yielding dividend stocks, and one invests in the top growing companies in the S&P 500. Here’s what the author has to say: “With a three-pronged strategy of bond, dividend growth, and capital growth-focused investments from these ETFs, you can balance your short-term need for income with your longer-term need for growth. That combination can give your retirement portfolio the tools it needs to put more money in your pocket throughout your retirement.” To find out what these three ETFs are, and to read more about how to effectively manage them for a secure retirement, CLICK HERE.
The good news? The length of time the average 65-year-old can expect to continue living is at an all-time high (20 years) and continues to rise. The downside? Having to ensure that one’s nest egg will last this longer period of time. One step towards success in this regard is investing in stocks that are well-positioned for long-term profit growth, and the three contributors to today’s article each highlight one stock they believe fits the bill. To see what stocks they selected – a real estate investment trust, a retail pharmacy chain and an automaker – as well as their analysis of why their pick is primed for long-term growth, CLICK HERE.