When it comes to Social Security benefits, the author of today’s article points out an unfortunate reality: “Many retirees are depending on their benefits for a substantial source of income, yet they don’t fully understand how to maximize those monthly checks.” She proceeds to outline a little-known Social Security strategy for couples that, while perhaps not a pleasant one to think about or discuss, can help ensure a more comfortable retirement for you or your spouse. For more, CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article argues that people make a critical mistake when it comes to retirement income planning: “limiting their strategy to interest and dividends and neglecting the power of rebalancing to capture portfolio growth as an additional income source.” So how can rebalancing be used to create a paycheck in retirement? The author outlines an example of how it can be done, as well as several factors to consider when carrying out this strategy. For more, CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article believes that, with the outsized dividend yields and predictable sources of income the asset class offers, income from real estate investment trusts “should be part of the retirement process.” However, noting that a dividend cut could be devastating to retirees, he cautions that it is important to properly evaluate REIT assets. He proceeds to highlight four REITs rated “SWAN” (sleep well at night) due to their high degree of dividend predictability. To find out what these four REITs are – including a “pure play” on Skilled Nursing buildings and the largest healthcare REIT – CLICK HERE.