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  • Realty Income: A Textbook Study Of Opportunity Cost And Patient Income Investing [View article]
    ARCP is no longer a reit
    Its a restaurant bail out !
    Aug 30 05:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T And Consolidated Edison A 'Tell' Of 2 Champions: Part 3 [View article]
    Chuck,

    T wears many hats in my portfolio.
    I believe the direct tv deal is a good one,and will add some growth.
    When someone criticizes me for not having enough bond exposure,I simply tell them I own "T"
    1639 shares
    I own a small portion of ED.
    I probably own too many utilities,and have in fact cut my exposure by selling some of my Reeves Utility Fund.
    The utes seem to be extremely interest rate sensitive at this time.
    T is viewed as a always and forever in my portfolio.
    ED is viewed as a ute that needs time to work thru some problems.
    Meanwhile I enjoy the divvys from both.

    All the Best
    Bill in SD
    Aug 29 01:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: A Textbook Study Of Opportunity Cost And Patient Income Investing [View article]
    Adam,

    I attended this years O shareholder meeting.
    With a new CEO and soon to be new headquarters building,management remains full speed ahead in acquiring properties under their business model.
    As long as occupancy rates remain high,I will be long O.
    O is my largest holding,and I continue to add to it monthly.

    I continue to drip,drip,drip and direct invest
    I have shares that I paid 55,and I have shares I paid 44

    I am doing well with Opf.
    I got into the preferred shares at $23.75,and this takes some of the sting out of the shares I paid $55 for in my drip account.

    All in all, I am wagering that the rise in interest rates will be slow,gradual,and perhaps later than sooner.

    I will re evaluate and re balance when the rates begin to rise

    All the best
    Bill in San Diego
    Aug 29 11:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Will Start Social Security At Age 62 [View article]
    David,

    Please dont leave us
    Aug 27 03:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Will Start Social Security At Age 62 [View article]
    Robert,

    I am 58,around the same age as you.
    I always enjoy reading anything you have to say.
    This past year "our gang" lost 2 members,1 to a massive heart attack,1 to suicide.
    At this point in my life,I am watching friends parents die,old friends die,relatives die,ex wife fight bone cancer,former co workers fight cancer.

    From all of this,you gather a different perspective.
    While I never achieved the 1 million saved that I hoped, I will never work another day in my life UNLESS I am forced to.

    Like a near death experience you begin to realize how truly precious time and time with people you care about becomes.

    62 or 65,the real meaning of life will not be accomplished with 8% more per year.

    Bill in San Diego
    Aug 27 12:23 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Every Dividend Growth Investor Should Own AT&T Right Now [View article]
    Congrats to you John

    1 beer Bill
    Aug 27 12:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Safe Large-Cap Blue-Chip Dividend Champions For Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2 [View article]
    Hi Chuck,

    Viewing AFL as you do,it is my best of the bunch pick for now.
    As long as Im "thinking like Chuck", Im confident in reaching my goals

    Thanks again for all you do to help us little guys <under 1 million>


    Bill in San Diego
    Aug 27 11:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reaves Utility Income Fund - Solid 5.7% Dividend Payer [View article]
    UTG took a large hit the last 2 months when the market began to fall.
    For now,Im holding a small portion and watching
    Aug 27 10:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can A Successful Dividend Portfolio Be Assembled In 2014? Part 1 [View article]
    Bob,
    Great article
    Can you run this process again in July 2015 ?
    At that time I will be receiving the proceeds from a large CD.
    I sure could use your help.

    Thanks as always for writing a clear,concise,easy to understand for all article.


    Bill
    Aug 27 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: Every Dividend Growth Investor Should Own AT&T Right Now [View article]
    1612 shares
    I couldnt agree more
    Aug 26 07:56 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Mills: A Dividend Play Emphasizing Productivity And Product Innovation [View article]
    I own all 3,GIS,K,KRFT
    I view K as the weak link
    HOLD on all 3
    Aug 25 10:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris International: The Dividend Stock To Buy In 2014 [View article]
    Tim,

    So you are jumping off the KO bandwagon and onto the PM ?
    I am holding my PM shares,but have no plans to buy more.
    Aug 25 10:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Dividend Challengers Should Carry Warning Labels: "Caution! Not Recession Tested!" [View article]
    I added APPL,TUP,SBUX this year.
    Never pulled the trigger on SDRL
    The GODFATHER watches out for me.

    Thanks to all who make this type of investing so interesting.

    Bill in San Diego
    Aug 23 09:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 25 Dividend Champion Investment Opportunities: Something For Every Retired Investor, Part 1 [View article]
    I own 9 of the above,feel that Aflac is the best opportunity right now.
    Thanks for your hard work Chuck
    Aug 22 04:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Rule Of Thumb: Debunking The 80% Income Replacement Rule [View article]
    Forced to retire early and unexpectedly <pop with dementia>, I can cheerfully add this.
    I dont have a expansive theory or draw down,I offer real life experience.
    By not working,I save $3k per year in wardrobe,$5K per year in gasoline,$1k per year in dry cleaning.
    Also another 1 to 2k in "going out after work" expenses.
    Plain and simple,its all about debt.
    If your home and autos are paid off,you eliminate the above expenses,you can live on much less than your realize.
    You leave your previous social circles,and habits.
    My wardrobe is now shorts,bathing suits,and accessories by Wal Mart instead of Tommy Bahama.
    We arent wealthy but we have enough,including enough to share with those who have less.
    We are blessed.
    Aug 21 01:07 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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