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  • Forget About SWANs, Fish And Chowder: Chase Yield In Retirement [View article]
    Mike, et al: Of course every contributor wants to be read. Nothing is worse than being ignored.
    Jul 8, 2014. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget About SWANs, Fish And Chowder: Chase Yield In Retirement [View article]
    Well, hmm, I don't know what to make of this. I consider myself to be part of some sort of nebulous DGI crowd. The heart and soul of my portfolio are solid, dividend growing stocks. But I own REIT's, BDC's, one CEF, and I'm hedged against the next fallout with long term puts. Good-bye, I'm crawling back into my little closed-minded shell.
    Jul 7, 2014. 03:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Federal Required Minimum Distribution Schedule As A Retirement Savings Withdrawal Strategy [View article]
    Be Here Now: Yes, I've read through 590, and that's one reason why I raised the question regarding the opinion of the financial planner. I guess I wasn't trusting my own judgment, and I haven't had the opportunity to follow up with a CPA as yet.

    By the way, here's a shout out for your work developing the spreadsheets you mention above and in other streams.
    Jul 1, 2014. 12:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Federal Required Minimum Distribution Schedule As A Retirement Savings Withdrawal Strategy [View article]
    LB: Your description fits my understanding. I questioned the planner repeatedly, because frankly I was incredulous. Nevertheless, she was adamant about her position. I definitely was asking about what I called a rollover, perhaps better phrased as a conversion, but not recharacterization.

    Reading David Fish's comment below makes me think she was fixated on recharacterization. We were meeting to discuss some strategies for SS and for my wife's pension. I came away believing that I was way ahead of her on several issues, but at least we had another set of eyes on our status and plans.
    Jul 1, 2014. 12:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Federal Required Minimum Distribution Schedule As A Retirement Savings Withdrawal Strategy [View article]
    Left Banker: I had a financial planner tell me that if I convert a portion of my traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, the entire TIRA becomes taxable. I haven't found anything like this in the IRS rules. I understand the portion I withdraw and convert is taxable, but the entire account? Has this been true for you?
    Jun 30, 2014. 06:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Federal Required Minimum Distribution Schedule As A Retirement Savings Withdrawal Strategy [View article]
    Carp, Be Here, & LB: Yup, understood that all the "IRA money is equal." My thought was that based on total returns, the 4% growth in assets is very conservative, and that's a good thing.
    Jun 30, 2014. 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Federal Required Minimum Distribution Schedule As A Retirement Savings Withdrawal Strategy [View article]
    Thanks for the informative article. I'm approaching 67 and still working, but the question of the RMD and its impact has been weighing on me. Obviously I need to put my own numbers and assumptions into the table, but now it doesn't seem to be as ominous as I thought. It appears that your table assumes only capital appreciation with no dividend growth; is that correct? Or if you are including all growth regardless of the source, your assumptions are quite conservative, which is even more reassuring.
    Jun 30, 2014. 11:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Current Review Of Dividend Safety Superstars - Part Two [View article]
    User: Advisor4 started it all for his own personal reasons. Nevertheless too many people are rising to the bait. This seems to be a repeating occurrence in recent articles. Must not be enough activity in the ETF thread to keep them occupied.
    Jun 13, 2014. 12:03 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Current Review Of Dividend Safety Superstars - Part Two [View article]
    Bob/Kolpin: If you have a library card, see if your library (remember those) subscribes to Value Line. It may be available in their eLibrary for free. If it's available and you don't have a card--go get one.
    Jun 13, 2014. 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Review Of The Dividend Safety Superstars [View article]
    Dividend Sleuth/Bob: The current dividend for FLO is about 2.3% according to TDAmeritrade and other sources. There have been 3/2 splits, but this is the current yield.
    Jun 6, 2014. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Dividend Growth Portfolio's 6th Birthday Report [View article]
    DVK: There are several references to this portfolio as a "demonstration portfolio." Nevertheless, from your descriptions, I have the understanding that this portfolio is an actual portfolio, with real money. Is that correct?
    Jun 3, 2014. 01:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Champions For June 2014 [View article]
    David: I've been remiss in adding my thanks over the past few months. I've been experimenting with different ways to sort and dissect the list, which make it even more useful and easier to study.
    Jun 1, 2014. 06:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Assessing Health Care REIT Valuations Part 2 [View article]
    Are there any tips on how to manipulate the first table? When expanded, I'm not able to see the entire table without also scrolling to the right. When I try to drop down to the scroll bar, the table shrinks. When I "re-expand" the table and also have the scroll bar, I can't see the top of the table--does that make sense?
    May 29, 2014. 11:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Assessing Health Care REIT Valuations - Part 1 [View article]
    If there aren't many comments, I imagine it's because there is so much to digest. This is the sort of article I have to print and digest several times over. Thank you for presenting the data and the challenge. I have long term positions in HTA and OHI, I hope to understand them better.
    May 29, 2014. 10:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Retiring On Dividend Income (Part 2) [View article]
    Smarty: After this I think the magic pants should be named smarty pants!
    May 29, 2014. 06:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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