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Can AT&T Save Your Retirement Portfolio?
- AT&T has a very strong dividend yield of 5.4% today.
- Surprising to some, AT&T increased its dividend during the last recession.
- We must project future income from AT&T using both its yield and its dividend growth rate.
Target Or Procter & Gamble For Long-Term Dividends?
- Target's stock has increased dramatically, but it is still a great investment for dividends.
- Procter & Gamble has a higher dividend yield than Target, but over the long run this might not matter.
- Target's impressive dividend growth will make it a stellar dividend payer for years to come.
How To Weight And Rebalance Your Dividend Growth Stocks
- It is important to have a rebalancing/weighting mechanism for you dividend growth stocks.
- There are several techniques for weighting D-G stocks. We show one here.
- By using an objective weighting scheme, it can help investors be more disciplined with rebalancing.
Can You Retire In Your 50s?
- With stock prices up so much over the past two years more people can now retire earlier.
- What does it take to allow somebody to retire before age 60?
- Investing in treasury bonds still will not allow an early retirement. Dividend growth stocks are the answer.
AT&T Vs. Exxon: Dividend Yield Vs. Dividend Growth
- Exxon's dividend yield is now 3% after a 10% price decline.
- Exxon is a wonderful addition to retirement portfolios given its dividend growth rates.
- It is important to correctly analyze dividend growth vs. a higher starting dividend yield, such as AT&T's.
Procter & Gamble For Income Planning
- With interest rates so low, it is more difficult than ever to generate income in retirement.
- Dividend-growth stocks are the best alternative, especially those with a history of growing dividends.
- Solid dividend-growth stocks can completely change the outcome of a retirement plan.
Dividend-Growth Stocks To Weather A Recession
- There are plenty of great companies out there that will increase their dividends during a recession.
- Dividend-growth stocks are much less volatile than most equities.
- Dividend-growth stocks that are non-cyclical will not decline nearly as much in a recession.
Weighting Your Dividend Growth Stocks
- Weighting your dividend growth stocks is an important decision.
- Weighting equally or by market cap is not the best idea.
- We can use fundamentals to weight our dividend growth stocks that helps us make better decisions.
How A Company Like Procter & Gamble Can Save Your Retirement
- Procter & Gamble has a solid dividend yield of 3.2%.
- They even increased their dividend by 14% during the last bear market.
- Procter & Gamble has a long history of increasing their dividends through time.
Apple Or Microsoft For Dividend Growth?
- Apple's dividend growth so far has much to be desired.
- Dividend-growth investors might be better off with Microsoft's growing dividend for the long run.
- It is important to project out the rates of return given dividend-growth assumptions.
Can You Live Off Of Dividend Growth Income In Retirement?
- It is still possible to live off income only in retirement: Dividend Income.
- We will look at how we can analyze just what it takes to live off dividend income only.
- We run scenarios and stress test our base case assumptions.
How To Weight Your Dividend Growth Stocks
- This methodology helps investors figure out how to assign weights to dividend payers.
- Having a disciplined methodology like this helps maintain focus and sell the worst of the bunch.
- Use the spreadsheet in the article to create your own weighting scheme.
Retirement Income Planning With Altria Group
- Altria has an amazing history of high dividend yields and dividend growth.
- Altria is also relatively non-cyclical, which provides some diversification with other dividend-growth stocks.
- Income planning with dividend-growth stocks and change an entire retirement situation.
How To Lower Or Even Eliminate Your Taxes On REITs
- REIT dividends are taxed at ordinary income tax rates in taxable accounts.
- By converting the dividends to capital gains investors can save big on taxes.
- The higher the dividend, the more important this strategy becomes.
Dividend Yield Vs. Dividend Growth: Johnson & Johnson Vs. Eli Lilly
- Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly are a good case study of dividend yield vs. dividend growth.
- Johnson & Johnson has been a steady dividend payer for over 40 years.
- Eli Lilly has a higher dividend yield but the dividend growth is lacking.
Can Altria Save Your Retirement Portfolio?
- Altria's dividend yield is one of the best among dividend champions.
- Altria has never cut its dividend over a year time-frame since it began paying dividends in the 70s.
- Dividend-growth stocks like Altria are wonderful additions to retirement portfolios.
How To Weight Dividend Payers In Your Portfolio
- Weighting your dividend payers should be done by variables other than market cap.
- We can use multiple parameters for weighting holdings, such as dividend yield and growth.
- Having a disciplined weighting scheme can help investors retain the best companies.
Can You Retire By Age 60?
- Many people have no idea when they can retire.
- Investing in dividend-growth stocks can allow investors to retire earlier.
- Look for dividend-growth stocks with a history of increased dividend payments.
Microsoft And Apple: The Battle For Dividends
- Microsoft and Apple are now dividend growth stocks.
- Both are great additions to retirement portfolios.
- It is important to analyze how dividend growth adds to the total return over time.
Retirement Income Planning With Johnson & Johnson
- Retirement income planning has become more difficult.
- Investors are looking to dividend-growth stocks for income.
- Companies like JNJ can help investors not run out of money in retirement.
- Reduce (Or Even Eliminate) Those Pesky Taxes On Mortgage REIT Dividends
- Can Archer Daniels Midland Save Your Retirement Portfolio?
- Can You Retire On Less Than $1 Million?
- Choosing Weights For Your Dividend Growth Portfolio
- Dividend Yield Vs. Dividend Growth: Merck Vs. Procter & Gamble
- How A Company Like Johnson & Johnson Can Save Retirement Portfolios
- Procter & Gamble Or Kimberly-Clark For Retirement Portfolios?
- Retirement Income Planning With Dividend Growth Stocks
- How To Weight Your Dividend Paying Stocks: Q3 Update
- Wal-Mart: A Great Addition To Retirement Portfolios
- Why I Added Both Exxon And Chevron To My Retirement Portfolio
- It's Time To Add Microsoft To Retirement Portfolios