Why “Lucky 13” Beats “The Dogs Of The Dow” For Dividend-Focused Retirees

2019-02-03 20_01_41-Thirteen Pictures _ Download Free Images on Unsplash“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.

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Retirees: Fear Not (As Much) The Bear

2019-01-17 22_09_27-1000+ Beautiful Old Age Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosFar 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.

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No Pension? No Problem With This Retirement Strategy

2018-12-09 23_00_19-Beautiful Spend Less Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosThe 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.

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Why “Yield-Hungry Retirees” May Want To Ditch Utility Stocks – And Consider These Stocks Instead

2018-12-02 20_01_22-20+ Amazing Utility Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosWhen 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.

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Luck, Ability & Your Retirement Investment Strategy

2018-11-09 16_23_17-WindowHow 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.

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How To Benefit From – And Stop Resenting – RMDs

2018-11-01 20_36_59-200+ Interesting Planning Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosRequired minimum distributions from retirement accounts are generally unavoidable for retirees – unless they want to incur a substantial penalty for not taking them. For those who don’t need the money (or the tax bill), this can lead to resenting RMDs. Today’s article, however, outlines how, rather than being a necessary evil, RMDs can actually serve as an opportunity to improve your portfolio: “The starting point for approaching RMDs is to check up on your portfolio. Armed with knowledge of its problem spots, you can then concentrate your RMD-related sales in those areas you wanted to fix anyway.” For more, CLICK HERE.

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Retirees’ Guide To Fourth Quarter Dos & Deadlines

2018-10-07 19_51_23-30+ Interesting Deadline Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosThe author of today’s article notes that, while “most retirees can sail through the first nine months of each year without a lot of financial to-dos that carry hard-and-fast deadlines…once the fourth quarter kicks off, the calendar gets a little fuller and financial deadlines come up fast and furiously.” As such, she proceeds to outline the key fourth-quarter dates that retirees need to stay on top of – relating to Medicare enrollment, required minimum distributions, IRA conversions and more. CLICK HERE.

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Why The “Siren Song” Of Zero Brokerage Commissions Can Be Dangerous For Retirees

2018-09-30 17_22_10-40+ Beautiful Police Siren Photos · Pexels · Free Stock PhotosWhat could be bad about the trend currently underway towards commission-free trading? A lot – especially for retirees. In fact, the author of today’s article describes zero brokerage commissions as “the latest Siren Song to tempt retirees into dangerous behavior.” So what exactly is the concern? It has to do with the effect that zero commissions have on trading frequency – and the pairing of two “toxic behavior patterns in retirement”. For more, CLICK HERE.

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3 Healthcare REITs With Rich Yields For Retirees

2018-09-25 19_41_11-500+ Beautiful Health Photos · Pexels · Free Stock Photos“The number of Americans over 65 years of age is expected to double to around 98 million by 2060,” notes the author of today’s article – making the three high-yielding real estate investment trusts he proceeds to highlight (each of which owns medical buildings or housing facilities that will be in increasing demand as the country ages) potentially ideal investments for retirees and near-retirees. For these three high-yield healthcare REITs – sporting yields up to 8.7% – CLICK HERE.

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