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  • 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
  • Pfizer Inc. Is A Great Opportunity For Value Investors [View article]
    Question for Benjamin,
    I own JNJ,PFE,would like to add 1 or 2 more drug stocks
    Suggestions ?
    Jun 12, 2015. 11:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get Long Starbucks - Growth Initiatives Are Bearing Fruit [View article]
    IMHO, SBUX is more than a coffee chain,it is a experience destination.
    Its all about the experience.
    I have seen everything from job interviews to prayer groups gathering at SBUX.
    As they continue to innovate and change their menu to suit tastes,I see nothing but good things for years to come.
    SBUX took over my MCD position,that is how strongly I feel about them.
    Besides selling hot water over tea and coffee beans is far more profitable than fast food.
    Jun 12, 2015. 11:43 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Million-Dollar Retirement Portfolio: 1-Year Follow-Up [View article]
    More water,more bugs,more humidity...
    You cant beat San Diego
    Jun 11, 2015. 08:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pfizer Inc. Is A Great Opportunity For Value Investors [View article]
    There was a article written just a few days ago on S/A,stating PFE is only good for its dividends.
    Amazing how we all look at things differently

    LONG PFE
    Jun 11, 2015. 02:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Million-Dollar Retirement Portfolio: 1-Year Follow-Up [View article]
    Williasp,

    I left tax happy NJ in 1998,for San Diego,never looked back.
    They called me a fool,NJ now leads the nation in mass exodus.
    I truly enjoy reminding my NJ friends how very miserable they are.
    Most people will complain about their life,few have the courage to change it.
    Jun 11, 2015. 12:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Million-Dollar Retirement Portfolio: 1-Year Follow-Up [View article]
    Thank You Rudester for explaining it better than I did...
    Jun 11, 2015. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What The Great Recession Taught Me About Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Dave,

    I have been told by some I am wreckless and dont know what I am doing when investing.
    I didnt follow the candle chart,the astrological chart,the wave theory,the biblical investors,or believe every word as gospel.
    After working for a number of people I admired in a number of fields in my career,I learned that much of what we are told is BS.
    Just plain corporate BS.
    While I respect Morningstar and Value Line,they feed off of information provided to them by marketing and PR departments.

    Which leads me to my new favorite saying in life.

    "Politically correct,and morally bankrupt"

    Bill in San Diego
    Jun 11, 2015. 10:28 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What The Great Recession Taught Me About Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Chuck,

    Another Gem of a article.
    One thing stands out very clear.
    Buy quality,ignore the noise,collect your divvys,and smile.
    Jun 10, 2015. 10:43 PM | 29 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Million-Dollar Retirement Portfolio: 1-Year Follow-Up [View article]
    williasp,

    Property taxes in California are 1.25 to 1.50% of your purchase price.
    We own a 1050 sq ft condo,2BR,2BA
    I purchased the condo in 98,so my valuation remains affordable.
    As with all condos we pay $310 per month in condo fees,which includes water and outside maintenance.
    The outside of the building is covered by homeowners insurance.
    The inside I pay coverage on.
    I also carry a personal umbrella policy for 2 million,but would carry that on any home I owned.
    Medical insurance is high,I pay over $500 per month.
    Obamacare helped the first year,now it seems like there is little or no savings attributed to the term Obamacare.
    I would like to forget food,as I have gained some weight the past 5 years.
    While food may be slightly higher than other states,it is much less than Hawaii or Key West Florida.
    Gasoline is expensive in California as we are taxed by the gallon,but overall arent user taxes the fairest ?
    Drive less pay less
    My one indulgence is a 426 HP camaro
    Needless to say insurance is high,but probably would be in any other state because of the horse power.
    My honda civic insurance is reasonable.
    Jun 10, 2015. 04:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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