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  • What Reynolds American Can Do For Your IRA Or 401(K) [View article]
    A few months back,I sold LO to purchase RAI.
    At the time I had no idea of the possible take over.
    Beginning to hear much negative in my local news about E cigs.

    Mar 28 05:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After The Recent Stock Market Advances, Are Growth Stocks A Viable Option For Retirement Portfolios? Part 2 [View article]

    Nice article
    For me SBUX fits this criteria and my Peter Lynch rule.
    Mar 27 09:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Utility Fund Vs. Reaves Utility Income Fund: Which Offered The Better Return Last Year? [View article]

    I also own UTG because it is a monthly payer.

    Happy with my system,as I can never seem to generate enough monthly income.
    Mar 27 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: Buy The Dip? [View article]
    Since I direct invest,I dont even chose the price I pay.
    This is purely a income producer for me,and a long,long term hold.
    Mar 27 09:56 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Is Realty Income's Dividend Going Over The Next 5 Years? [View article]
    O,Opfe,are now my largest holding
    For a DGI investor,that tells you how convinced I am they will continue to grow.
    Mar 26 09:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Safety, Stability And High Income For The Retired Dividend Growth Investor [View article]

    Always enjoy reading your contributions.
    While I dont own any bonds,I have substituted UTES and T to take up my bond portion.
    I do own JnJ,XOM,and some of the other low yield blue chips.
    I share many of your reit picks,yet dont own BDCs.
    My struggle continues to be generating enough monthly income.

    Look forward to your future contributions.

    Bill in San Diego
    Mar 25 03:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Dividend Stocks To Add As Cornerstones [View article]
    DUK over ED
    I also hold WEC,NEE,SO,AEP
    Hold all discussed except MSFT
    Mar 24 12:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selecting Stocks For My Second Quarter Watch List [View article]
    Convert yes,quickly NO
    I force fed a conversion,and OVERPAID in some circumstances.
    Keep in mind if it is a stock you love I went ahead and invested the funds as they were available,via dollar cost/drip averaging over a 1 year period.
    For me it has worked out ok,as I caught the market on a upswing in some cases.
    Mar 22 08:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: The ETF-Only Portfolio Versus Buy-The-Dips Portfolio, Game On! [View article]
    I agree with Rose,equal weight for both portfolios...
    Mar 22 08:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Positive Psychology Of Dividend Growth Investing [View article]


    That is a investing trait,I am constantly working on.
    PATIENCE has not been easy for me,but Im learning...

    I now have a "thought process" I go thru before I make any new trades.
    Mar 21 04:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Do I Do With My Stocks If The Market Crashes? Part 1 [View article]

    Another great offering.......
    I look forward to part 2.
    I own 8 of the 10 names listed above,and consider each of the 8 to be building blocks in my portfolio.
    I saw the knife falling in 08,09 after a tremendous run in China mutual funds.
    At that point, I decided to pull 197K out of the market and buy a long term 3% CD.
    As my friends grumbled about further losses,I felt proud to have gotten out as the knife was falling....
    I locked in most of my gains,and secured a 3% return until age 59 and 1/2
    That CD will mature in July 2015....
    At that time,I will be using David Fish's CCC list to rebuild a DGI portfolio <staying out of China>
    Look forward to more of your education.

    Bill In San Diego
    Mar 20 08:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Love My 'Magic Pants' And My Partners Wear Them Proudly [View article]

    Period,THE END.

    Recently I had a friend tell me "I can lead you to water,but I cant make you drink"
    He grew frustrated that I was not buying the stocks that he specifically knew <with the help of GOD> were going to make me rich.
    Upon hearing his frustration <eventually he told me I was STUPID> I advised him that his stock picks "did not meet my financial business plan"
    I could see how controlling and condescending this friend had become.
    I ended the friendship,just short of telling him to go

    I dont read every author on S/A
    I read the contributors who fit "my financial business plan"

    Dont let them get to you Chuck....
    Stick to your game plan and let them stick to theirs...

    Bill in San Diego...
    Mar 19 11:39 AM | 24 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Introduction To Creating Wealth [View article]

    Im onboard and awaiting chapter 2.
    As you know I am now about 18 months into DGI,made some mistakes,still learning,but Im beginning to see the fruit on my tree.

    Bill in San Diego
    Mar 19 09:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Natural Resources: Dividend Hikes Are Always Welcomed [View article]

    I own ARCP,O,Opfe and VNR.
    I used to buy and sell MAIN as it previously bounced around quite a bit,but not lately.
    LINE and LNCO were in my mix,but took the tax loss
    I will check out the rest
    Mar 19 05:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich And Retired? Why Buying Dividend Growth Stocks Might Not Be Your Best Move [View article]
    Great article,and like you,I often rush to give advice when I shouldn't.
    A great estate law firm along with a great CPA will probably encourage him to open a tax free trust.
    The next advice is probably the best and most often overlooked on Seeking Alpha.
    Get Healthy,get screened,get in the gym...
    I had a very dear friend unexpectedly inherit millions from a ogre hording father.
    My very dear friend died of cancer before he could settle the estate <no will>.
    We argue over it,we fight over it,some people die over it,money means very little without your health.

    Bill in San Diego
    Mar 18 09:42 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment