While the author of today’s article acknowledges that there is much to make dividend-paying stocks appealing as a source of cash flow in retirement, she warns “I get nervous when retirees use them to take the place of bonds altogether. And I think retirees should get nervous, too.” What’s not to like, for retirees, about dividend payers, according to the author? It has to do with the risk of “bad losses in bad times” – and the financial crisis provides a perfect example. For more, CLICK HERE.
It’s an unwelcome surprise for many retirees: having to pay more taxes in retirement than when they were working. In fact, one financial security expert cited in today’s article warns that “tax-deferred retirement accounts such as a 401(k), IRA, or 403(b) can be like sitting on a tax time bomb”. What are the two main reasons Americans are paying higher taxes in retirement than when they were working, why is the tax burden on retirees likely to only worsen from here, and what’s one strategy that can help avoid the tax time bomb? CLICK HERE.
While retirees living on investment income may desire to be able to simply sit in bonds, today’s article notes that “Even in 2019 and even after the Fed’s normalization of interest rates, retirees and those who are nearing retirement simply have no choice but to have at least some investments in stocks” – specifically, stable dividend-paying stocks with the ability to continue growing their dividends for years to come. For the author’s line-up of the 15 best such stocks for retirees, CLICK HERE.
Does a couple hundred thousand dollars more in retirement savings sound like something worth having? Of course! And today’s article highlights a strategy – developed by a Baylor University finance professor – that may offer just that. For more on this strategy to “stretch your retirement” – the driver of which “is to protect as much money as possible from taxes that can jump sharply after age 70-1/2” – CLICK HERE.
“The Achilles’ heel of any dividend-stock strategy is that a high-dividend company’s dividend yield comes down not because its price rises but because the company cuts its dividend,” notes the author of today’s article. He proceeds to highlight a potentially better way of picking dividend stocks than focusing on yield alone – an approach utilized by the best-performing dividend stock newsletter. For more – including that newsletter’s “Lucky 13” portfolio of top dividend stocks for 2019 – CLICK HERE.
Far more retirees are afraid of running out of money before they die than are afraid of dying, at least one survey finds – and the author of today’s article notes that “This ever-present background fear is especially rearing its ugly head right now, given the bear market that to many came out of nowhere.” But is this fear overblown? The author outlines one reason why fearful retirees should not give up hope – and cautions against a move that “is far more likely to make the current bear market devastating…” For more, CLICK HERE.
The findings of a recent study suggest that “retirees tend to reduce spending once they realize they are unprepared for how quickly expenses add up.” However, the study also found that certain subsets of retirees – such as retirees with pensions – spend considerably more than average, which the author of today’s article points to as reflecting “the power of predictable income”. Where does that leave retirees without pensions? The author highlights one strategy they can use to harness this power. CLICK HERE.
When it comes to utility stocks, the author of today’s article notes that “Retirees have been favoring these stocks for years…and they have been handsomely rewarded.” But is it time for retirees to adjust their stance on utility stocks and look elsewhere for income? That’s the recommendation of the man behind a top-ranking newsletter. Why? And, if not utilities, which stocks does he recommend instead for “yield-hungry retirees”? CLICK HERE.
How much of investment advisers’ annual returns is due to luck versus genuine ability? One attempt at measuring this, outlined in today’s article, concluded that 92% of advisers’ annual returns is due to luck! “This isn’t to say that ability plays no role in beating the market. But a healthy respect for the far larger role that luck plays is a key prerequisite for devising an appropriate retirement investment strategy,” advises the author – and he proceeds to outline some lessons that retirees can take from this finding. For more, CLICK HERE.
The widely referenced 4% rule suggests that retirees can safely withdraw that amount from their retirement accounts each year. However, the author of today’s article notes that the “wisdom” of the 4% rule collapses when it slams into the reality of a market slump. Instead, he advocates for another strategy for funding your golden years: “investments paying outsized cash dividends of 5.4%, 7.7% and even higher.” He proceeds to highlight two such investments with “pullback-proof” dividends – both of which come from the top performing healthcare sector. For more, CLICK HERE.