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  • Dividends Matter If They Matter To You [View article]
    Christine,

    It appears you have accomplished much in your time since getting your engr. degree. I received my engr. degree in the mid-60's. During my active working time I had numerous women engr. in my groups and everyone were great employees. I have a high regard for any women who chooses to complete an engr. degree. There are many more now than when you or I got our degree. I should have stated I am male.

    While you stated the term "by accident", I think that is how many if not most people progress during their working time. If a person enjoys the work they are doing, rather than retire, keep working. I think you are correct that once you retire even if you wanted another job it would be difficult to get a similar job if you wanted to go back to work.

    Wish you successful investing and a great retirement when you choose.
    Aug 18 12:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy said to tap banks for $2B oil asset sale [View news story]
    IMHO there will be bids on several groupings of properties and a bid on all the properties. The highest overall bid will be the one likely accepted.

    Oil and gas properties are being highly valued at the present time. If you want to sell, now is a good time to do it.

    Long LNCO
    Aug 16 03:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends Matter If They Matter To You [View article]
    DVK,

    Enjoyed the article and the comment threads. I've been out of touch for a couple of days and when I come back your article is written with over 300 comments. It will take me a while to catch up.

    Wish you successful investing.
    Aug 16 02:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 30 Reasons Why 3M Remains A Solid Long-Term Buy [View article]
    Stan S,

    I agree MMM is a great company to own. In a moment of weakness I sold my shares a couple of years ago. Since then other stocks better meet my goals as a dividend growth investor.

    You compared MMM to T concerning their dividend growth. Based on my evaluation T will return just under twice the amount of dividends ($'s) in the next 10 years as MMM will by investing the same dollars. Since I spend dividend $'s and not %'s I will buy T over MMM at the present time. FWIW I am not buying T or MMM at the present time.

    Wish you successful investing.
    Aug 9 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Growth Portfolio For New Investors And Retirees Yielding 4.8%, Part 1 [View article]
    billinsd,

    What %'s do you own in each level and each stock of your total portfolio?

    I assume you start such a portfolio buying VZ then O, OHI and AWR etc. or do you start with the PG, KO, etc. level?

    Wish all successful investing.
    Aug 8 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend Growth Portfolio For New Investors And Retirees Yielding 4.8%, Part 1 [View article]
    Div #1,

    Thanks for your article. Concerning comments: chowder's comments are spot on IMHO.

    Concerning MLPs in ROTH IRA: I prefer them in my taxable portfolio. A consideration would be putting a REIT such as "O" in place of PAA or KMP in the ROTH. The divvy rate is similar.

    Wish all successful investing.
    Aug 8 10:50 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For August 2014 [View article]
    Norman Tweed,

    I'm with you, whichever it is, I'll handle it.
    Aug 2 06:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For August 2014 [View article]
    Norman Tweed,

    I have LNCO in my taxable portfolio. The past 2 years LNCO distribution has been return of capital. There is some discussion, as I understand it, that year 2014 distributions may be partially or all dividends. I don't think we will truly know until sometime in the first quarter of 2015. This info was picked up on various discussions of LNCO. So it may be questionable but I am factoring it in my planning.

    Wish all successful investing.
    Aug 2 12:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Rules Of Thumb? Forget About 'Em! [View article]
    retiredll,

    So true is your comment on "Government take". But you don't want to get on their bad side. They have unlimited funds to prosecute you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jul 29 10:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Rules Of Thumb? Forget About 'Em! [View article]
    Upstate Believer,

    You need to calculate how much your employment will reduce your SS in the 62 to 66 time frame. I was going to take my SS at 62 but as a result of my self employment, I would have to give back all of the SS because of my income level. I therefore waited til I was 66 and started the SS at that time. Be sure and read up on the income level at which you have to give back $1 for each $2 you make over a certain income level. I can't remember the level but it is not large.
    After age 66 you can make whatever and the only impact is the IRS will make up to 85% of your SS payments taxable. At the present time I am taxed on 85% of my SS but receive less than 85% because of the cost of the medicare premiums.
    Such is life.
    Jul 29 10:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Way To Reinvest Your Dividends Based On Yield [View article]
    PTI,

    Another interesting article. The comments are starting out to be very interesting as well.

    I take a somewhat different method to invest my dividends and new dollar additions to my taxable portfolios. My goal is to increase the dividends each month at a rate faster than inflation while also investing in quality stocks with good opportunities for increased value(stock price in the future). I have a list (about 100 ) of stocks gleaned from the CCC list by Mr. Fish. I put this list in a spreadsheet. I also have in the spreadsheet the stock price, present dividend, dividend growth % and the potential future dividend in 5 and 10 years plus the 10 year accumulated dividends.
    When I am purchasing stocks, I use this spreadsheet to evaluate which stocks to purchase. I update this list on a continuous basis. At least semi-annually I reevaluate each stock on the list. I also look thru the CCC list each month.
    Somewhat simplistic, but suits me.


    Wish all successful investing.
    Jul 29 12:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Open Portfolio For Your Review [View article]
    chowder,

    Thanks for explaining your reasoning for keeping 100% invested. It gives one something to think on how it impacts each individual portfolio. I tend to agree with you on the majority return in the next 5 years will be dividends however until you stated it so well I was not factoring it into my planning process enough. Thanks.

    Wish you continued investing success.
    Jul 25 10:29 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Open Portfolio For Your Review [View article]
    DC,

    "Never sell the cows." I agree. That is what my siblings and I did with our parents herd. Still have them though we have reduced the number since we've gotten older. A lot older. Our brood cows are down from 75ish to 25ish. Still have to put up plenty of hay for them. Looks like the hay crop will be the largest for us in 5 years. Cattle ranching equals growing grass and lots of it!!!!!!!

    Heg
    Jul 23 03:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Open Portfolio For Your Review [View article]
    DC,

    So far a great group of comments. Love the concept mentioned in the article. I'll be following closely.

    Congrats on being able to and want to move to the coast. If you sell the cattle it should provide you with another sack of coins to invest. Aren't you going to miss that good home grown beef however? I know I would. I certainly don't eat as much meat as I did when I was younger, but the occasional home grown steak can not be beat for flavor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Looking forward to the new articles.

    Wish you successful investing.
    Jul 23 02:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mid-Year 2014 Top And Bottom Performing Dividend Stocks [View article]
    D4L and Cheesehusker,

    Thanks for the comments. I'll certainly factor them in my thinking.

    Wish all successful investing.
    Jul 23 01:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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