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  • The $1 Million Perpetual Income Portfolio [View article]
    Good broadly diversified and balanced income portfolio. I would buy this CEF!
    Mar 5 09:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Building An Income Portfolio [View article]
    Great job, many good picks. When I was your age I was told to invest for growth, you have time to make up for mistakes, etc etc. Dead wrong. I did what you are doing, invest for income and let compounding and dividend growth work over time. Taxes can become an issue but that is a sign of success. Once your dividend income becomes your "salary" and your free lance work becomes your "dividend" one's entire life outlook has changed. I "retired" at 47 and you'll beat that by 5-10 years. Great job.
    Jan 15 10:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Johnny Appleseed Approach To Investing [View article]
    Nice job. Personally I used my dividends to plant a real orchard at our farm.
    Oct 24 09:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Closest Thing To Guaranteed - My 'Non-Dirty' Dozen [View article]
    You just have to admire the smart management and resilience of these quality "all weather" american businesses throughout this very difficult economic period. Many of them are sitting on excess cash and great balance sheets. When the smoke clears they will probably exceed the performance of the prior decade.
    Sep 9 08:48 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Dividend Investors Get Rich Too Late In Life [View article]
    You mentioned age 80. I almost didn't finish the article. Been criticized my entire life for my "boring" investment style. I retired at 47. Many former critics say they will never be able to retire. Slow and steady wins the race.
    Mar 27 09:31 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Choose To Collect My Dividends As Cash [View article]
    Good article. I reinvested via DRIPs until I retired. Then I had all the cash come into an account and then I make a strategic monthly purchase. Look at the Moneypaper strategy. Basically I buy my holding nearest its 52 low. It works.
    Jan 16 10:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Dividend Stocks Below Their Intrinsic Value [View article]
    OK, Thanks for your reply. When you hit the Android marketplace, make me the first to know! I run Samsung/Android phones and Samsung Chromebook. Android apps run on the Kindle Fire too! Sincerely, Steve M
    Nov 30 08:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Dividend Stocks Below Their Intrinsic Value [View article]
    Ben, Is an Android app for Easy value in the works for the near future? Would love to buy it right away! Like prior comments, would like to know the formulas and any assumptions built into the calcs. Thanks. Steve M or reply to
    Nov 29 07:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • PennantPark: The Good, the Bad and the Unanswered [View article]
    With your expertise in BDCs. How about giving us a prioritized list of your view of them in terms of investment potential. Even if its just a Buy-Sell-Hold. Thanks.
    Feb 8 08:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Financial Services Sector Stocks with Greater than 8% Yields [View article]
    How would you rank or prioritize these in terms of financial strength? Which are the best? If you had to pick 3, or 5, which would they be? Would like to buy the whole basket. Its likely these companies become key lenders when the banks simply won't lend. Is there an ETF which comes close?, or perhaps its best to buy as a portfolio via Foliofn. Thanks.
    Jan 31 08:29 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Stocks with Over 100 Years of Dividend Payments [View article]
    Interesting that all these companies started their dividend history in the financial panics/crises of the late 1800's. They have a history of being able to reinvent themselves and get stronger during downturns. Just these 10 stocks would make a very solid dividend income portfolio.
    Jan 27 08:22 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard Has What Everyone's Looking For [View article]
    Seem to have a lot of debt and little cash on hand.
    Jan 8 08:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment