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  • Silly Rabbit, Dividends Do Matter In Retirement [View article]
    I'll take dividends every time, thank you. Great article, Brad.
    Jul 21, 2014. 07:22 AM | 35 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: A Golden Dividend Opportunity Is Never Offered Twice [View article]
    My two cents..... you don't need to own a stock to write about it. It seems like authors get stuck between a rock and hard place. If they are positive on a stock and don't own it, they are criticized for not walking the talk. If they do own it, someone often pipes in with accusations of pumping the stock.

    Personally, I just take the information for what it's worth to me and make my own decisions. I'm not usually concerned with what the author does, in that their situation is likely different from mine.
    Jul 17, 2014. 09:27 AM | 33 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron suspends share buybacks for a year, shares -3% [View news story]
    Would this imply that they are more concerned about paying the dividend than they are about buying back shares? If so, then I applaud them.
    Jan 30, 2015. 11:55 AM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Debunking The 'Dividends Don't Add Shareholder Value' Myth [View article]
    Interesting indeed. I'm staying out of it. I use DGI, period. Don't need to debate it with anyone who doesn't. :-)
    Mar 13, 2014. 04:48 PM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The One Stock I Would Build A Retirement Portfolio Upon At Any Age [View article]
    Saratoga,

    I often fantasize about where our portfolio would be sitting if I had started buying div stocks in the seventies. I can't imagine starting in the thirties. :-)

    Steve
    Jan 10, 2015. 05:59 PM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart: 2 Strikes... And You're Out [View article]
    No doubt, WMT is a solid company. I think though that a sell decision largely hinges on the investor's goals. If the focus is income growth, reasonable minds could conclude that WMT seems no longer focused on increasing the dividend in a meaningful way. Maybe someday WMT's earnings will grow enough to bring the payout ratio down to a level acceptable to the C-suite. More likely, it will simply mean lower dividend growth. Hard call to make I guess.

    The author isn't micro-managing WMT. He is evaluating what is right for his particular portfolio and goals. WMT has it's goals, and so does the author. In this case, I don't think it would be overly difficult to enhance income by moving the funds from WMT to another holding.
    Feb 24, 2015. 11:37 AM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Do I Do With My Stocks If The Market Crashes? Part 1 [View article]
    Chuck:
    FWIW, I found the content level to be most appropriate. Like giorgio said, some people don't want to spend time reading if they can't do it in 30 seconds or less. I'll gladly spend more time reading if the content is worth digesting.... and your articles definitely are.
    Mar 21, 2014. 03:01 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T declares $0.47 dividend [View news story]
    moomister,

    Bond substitute indeed. That's pretty much what I use T for. With this stock I'm looking for income, period. It has provided a few dollars in paper gains but nothing to get excited about.
    Mar 27, 2015. 02:42 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Start Investing Now For Retirement Wealth [View article]
    Nice article and very adept at pointing out the need to start early. Of course, for someone like me who is pushing 60 it just creates a lot of regrets. When I was in my twenties and thirties, I wasn't the least bit concerned about retirement.

    I wasn't raised in an investment savvy environment. We didn't live in poverty by any means, but savings accounts were about as far as we went. Investing was just some foreign concept that was only for rich people. I didn't really begin to understand the need to invest until my forties, when I started accumulate bits of knowledge here and there. When you wait that long, it makes for a tougher road.

    These days, I try not to miss a chance to chat with youngsters about my mistakes. Most aren't very interested, but every once in a while, you see a gleam in their eye when they "get it". Getting young people on the road to investing is a worthwhile cause in my opinion.
    Mar 3, 2013. 09:10 AM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha [View article]
    Joey,
    Precisely the reason I haven't visited the Motley Fool site in a couple years. A lot of incomplete teaser articles and far too many attempts to squeeze money out of me.
    Mar 25, 2015. 04:35 PM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2015 Outlook: Pain [View article]
    Gedankonomist:

    You can say that again. My IRA from a recent rollover is still at 86% cash. It's driving me crazy. The desire to put money to work is in serious conflict with the desire to buy at a decent price.

    Steve
    Dec 31, 2014. 10:06 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold Realty Income, And Where I Reinvested The Proceeds [View article]
    It has a ways to fall yet before I want more of it. I shall be patient, even though I hate that concept.
    Feb 6, 2015. 09:48 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Generating $100 A Month From AT&T [View article]
    Ryan,

    As this moment, it's just a motivational thing. Somehow it makes the income seem more "real", so to speak. Just a brain game I guess.

    I retired about two months ago. My wife and I both have pensions and in a year I will be drawing SS. If all goes well, our expenses will be covered with that income. I hope to let the dividends accrue and reinvest them in that they are our only hope of keeping inflation at bay. At some point we'll need to spend the dividends but I want to boost that income as best I can before that day arrives.

    Steve
    Jan 8, 2015. 12:42 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Fire Phone Is A Flop [View article]
    I have to say that I have no interest in a smartphone. In my opinion, the monthly fees are ridiculous. Should I ever buy one though, it sure wouldn't be tied to Amazon. Google or Apple maybe, but not Amazon.
    Jun 24, 2014. 04:10 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Do I Do With My Stocks If The Market Crashes? Part 1 [View article]
    Agreed. Excellent article. Makes me yearn for a drop in these blue chip names so that I can look at the Fast Graph and say "yeah, baby... buy it".
    Mar 20, 2014. 09:34 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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