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  • AT&T And 'Losing' To Inflation [View article]
    There is the old line of thinking that if you have enough income you dont need to worry about inflation.
    T carries a sizeable portion of my portfolio and Im always looking for more at the right price.

    Bill in San Diego
    Dec 25, 2014. 04:40 PM | 34 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, 2014. 11:39 AM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Perfect Stock To Build A Retirement Portfolio Upon At Any Age [View article]
    If your baby is born today..
    Buy 100 shares of AAPL,100 shares of SBUX,100 shares of UA,100 shares of NKE.
    Your child will be tech savvy,smartly dressed,caffeine ready for any challenge,and college will be paid for
    Mar 6, 2015. 10:39 AM | 24 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons Your Shouldn't Retire? There's More Than 5 [View article]
    Hi Guys,
    Some of you are lawyers.
    Some of you are judges.
    Im about to argue with all of you.
    I had a very dear friend and mentor who was estranged from his father.
    Upon learning his father was dying he attempted to reunite and care for him.
    The old man was a hoarder,living in filth and stench.
    After his father died,they began to clean out his run down house.
    In the attic they found footlockers filled with uncashed war bonds.
    The estate was worth several million dollars,including a run down home in LA.
    The old man left no will,as that would have cost money.
    My friend immediately took leave from our job.
    He vowed to return once he got the legal mess straightened out.
    I reminded him he was now worth several million dollars and wouldnt need to return.
    As he began the legal battles to claim his new found fortune,he took ill.
    Like his father,he was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer.
    My friend died,before his fortune could be probated.
    Lesson learned ?
    We work,and work,and work.
    We want,and want and want.
    Honda isnt good enough,need a mercedes.
    1 million isnt enough,we need 2,then 3...
    If you have your health,and ENOUGH to retire,RUN,dont look back, to the nearest door.
    Time spent with loved ones is worth more than the next million.
    Sep 19, 2013. 11:13 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It's A Mistake To Raise Cash For Fear Of A Market Crash [View article]
    Fugettabout it....
    Dec 26, 2013. 12:19 PM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Grow Income Now As The Sector Takes A Beating [View article]
    Let me be the first to say,I agree 10000%
    Mar 24, 2015. 11:57 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Crash Of Oil Prices Could Be The Opportunity Of The Decade [View article]
    I agree 100%
    Nov 18, 2014. 04:46 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My High Dividend Yield Retirement Portfolio Delivers 8.8% Of Income For This Retiree [View article]
    Too Risky for me
    Our portfolio is less than 1 million and we own 47 different holdings
    Some people may think 47 is too many,but I sleep well at night being diversified.
    Jul 24, 2014. 02:16 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron's 4% Yield Is Too Good To Pass Up [View article]
    I have been catching the falling knives of CVX and COP.
    Im a cutlery specialist
    Dec 10, 2014. 09:06 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Fret Over Outliving Your Money [View article]
    I will only consider annuities as I reach a age when I can no longer handle my own investing.
    Buying a annuity at age 65,that kicks in at age 85,is a horrible investment unless you are totally clueless about handling your own finances.
    Oct 4, 2013. 11:16 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Fed Policy Has Devastated 3 Generations Of Retirees [View article]
    Alot of people dont realize it yet,but many can begin to plan their retirement in countries like Mexico and Panama.

    America,,,,you been fleeced...
    Fleeced of your jobs,benefits,future job growth,and just about anything to do with honesty...
    Sep 5, 2013. 11:00 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dim Expectations For The Conoco Dividend [View article]
    Quality will rise to the top in the toughest environments.
    ONE "holy war" and we all will be asking,"What happened to cheap oil"
    If anyone thinks Arab nations can get along,I have some bridges to sell you.
    Mar 20, 2015. 01:59 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Perfect Stock To Build A Retirement Portfolio Upon At Any Age [View article]

    Can I call you dad ?
    Mar 6, 2015. 11:06 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Can Absolutely, Positively, Retire Early... Maybe [View article]

    While you may know my story,your followers may not.
    Laid off from a 63k per year casino job at age 55. <divorced,no kids>
    Far less than 1 million saved.
    I care for my pop with dementia.
    Initially the lay off was a financial shock to my system,I have never looked back.
    I am now 59,will access my IRA in July. <dividends only>
    Converted 2 entire portfolios from CD's and growth stocks over to growth/income securities <stocks,mlp's,funds... 1 BDC>.
    Many of the names listed above,my portfolio can be viewed in my profile.
    Paid off all debts including condo,auto.
    I get a small Fed Ex pension,pop gets SS.
    Enrolled in Obamacare,and tax rate fell to 15%
    We live in San Diego,one of the most expensive areas of the country
    We dine out daily.
    We keep it simple,shorts,flip flops,inexpensive trips,lots of beach,local music,local events.
    We shop wisely,yet rarely deny ourselves anything.
    This past year, I have lost many friends to both cancer and heart attack,all of which were younger than me.
    I highly recommend early retirement.

    I would return to work for the "right" job offer,yet I dont foresee that happening.
    I am more content now than at any time in my life.

    Having "ENOUGH" is more important than having it all.

    Bill in San Diego

    As I watch my friends die young,I decided to buy myself a brand new sports car.
    Life is very short my friends...

    Feb 27, 2015. 11:37 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Dividend Contenders The Real Champions? [View article]
    Both CAT and PM face headwinds with the strong dollar.
    If you are a long term investor,you realize the dollar will weaken at some point,and oil will rise at some point.
    Mar 23, 2015. 10:54 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment