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  • 4% Dividend Yield Portfolio: Not Everything Is Going According To Plan [View article]
    Ron,

    I share many of your stock/reit choices.
    We also own BBEP and VNR,both of which are down huge and have cut dividends.
    Mine looks worse than yours,but the dividends keep rolling in.
    I thoroughly enjoy checking my direct deposit and the mail box daily.

    Stay the course

    Bill
    Jun 18, 2015. 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions: 12 Increases Expected By August 31 [View article]
    I had HP on my watch list and for some reason crossed it off.
    I keep good notes in spite of a bad memory.

    Thank You Mr Fish for all you do to help people like me.
    Jun 17, 2015. 11:19 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: There Is Still Time To Ride This Bank Way Up [View article]
    I rarely disagree with you.
    The thought of owning a US bank with the possibility of another Bush as president is down right scary.
    Although I have no love for Omuslim,Bush's buddies brought this country to its knees with all its cronyism
    Alot of his buddies should be in jail
    Jun 16, 2015. 05:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Aspiring Retirees Be Nudged Into Living Off Dividends Alone? [View article]
    George,
    I didnt mention it,because Im still not sure when I will draw.
    I have a funky pension,that decreases when I reach age 62.
    Theoretically SS takes over and the company "supplements" that income.
    Since I plan on living to at least 85,and probably longer,I would like to hold off on SS till age 65.
    I know this is a constant debate among many.
    Having turned 59 in January,I lost 5 friends last year,3 of which were younger than me.
    That caused me to buy a 426 HP sportscar.
    Becoming healthier is one of my main goals as I approach 60.

    Appreciate your contributions George
    Jun 16, 2015. 04:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Aspiring Retirees Be Nudged Into Living Off Dividends Alone? [View article]
    GAMEPLAN:
    Age 59-65 live off dividends alone.
    Ages 65 till,dividends plus 1/30th of account balance.
    No kids,not much family,gonna enjoy life.
    Jun 16, 2015. 01:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Pay Your Bills [View article]
    As a young retiree I can not invest in a company with a recent dividend cut.
    Forget PSEC.
    I hate to bash you Charles,but ARCP was more than a snafu,it was Slick Nick swindling people, and you should be ashamed to recommend it.
    LONG O,MAIN
    LTC on watch list
    Jun 16, 2015. 11:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Get Caught Holding This 'Safe' Stock When The Fed Hikes Rates [View article]
    I would say the market is just as dangerous for any other stock out there as it is for PG.
    Im beginning a new portfolio in July,hoping my timing is good to buy more.
    Jun 15, 2015. 09:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired With Money To Invest? Consider Playing Defense With Utilities [View article]
    Chowder,

    Back when I worked the casino,we had a retired gent who came in everyday.
    He retired after 30 plus years at Con Ed,having participated in their esop his entire career.
    "Only owned one stock in my entire life" he chirped.
    He gifts each child and grandchild per year along with a $500 per week casino allowance.
    He couldnt gift/spend it fast enough

    Bill
    Jun 14, 2015. 08:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired With Money To Invest? Consider Playing Defense With Utilities [View article]
    This new dividend level represents an increase of 8.3 percent over the current quarterly rate for Wisconsin Energy shareholders and – per the merger agreement – will bring Integrys and Wisconsin Energy shareholders to dividend parity.
    8.3,,,not too shabby for a UTE !!!
    Jun 13, 2015. 10:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Overweight But I Still Want More Income [View article]
    R.S,

    BMO fits the bill
    Keep in mind Canada had NONE of our banking problems during the financial meltdown.
    USA remains politically correct and morally bankrupt !
    Jun 12, 2015. 05:48 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Overweight But I Still Want More Income [View article]
    R.S,

    I have the same problem
    15% in UTES/telecoms
    8% in oil/energy
    O accounts for 8 %, factor in all of my reits and its 12%
    Need to add to my existing consumer staples,add some financial and 1 or 2 big pharm

    Im comfortable with what we own,but not diverse enough
    Jun 12, 2015. 04:48 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired With Money To Invest? Consider Playing Defense With Utilities [View article]
    DH,
    Great question
    Since I consider both T and VZ as utes,I am fully saturated in this sector.
    When I factor in the telecoms,utes account for 15% of our portfolio.

    I would love to hear comments
    Jun 12, 2015. 04:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Well Positioned For Growth [View article]
    T is our largest holding
    From your keyboard to GOD's ears

    LONG T
    Jun 12, 2015. 04:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks Building Wealth With Dividend Increases [View article]
    Both FDX and DIS are great stocks I have owned in the past,but cheap,cheap on the divvys...
    Jun 12, 2015. 02:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired With Money To Invest? Consider Playing Defense With Utilities [View article]
    Chuck,

    We own SO,WEC,PPL,AEP,T,VZ,NEE.
    DUK
    Besides the obvious concern about growth,will we be over saturated if I add more at today's prices ?

    Thanks for all you do,
    Bill in San Diego
    Jun 12, 2015. 02:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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