Retirement Strategy: The "Best" Of Regarded Solutions And Dividend Growth Investing

Jul. 14, 2018 10:00 AM ETJNJ, KO, MO, PG, T, XOM184 Comments
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  • With nearly 1000 articles, I am going to make it simple for everyone to read my approach.
  • While I am taking the easy road now, I can still give you my best articles detailing the dividend growth investing approach that worked for me.
  • If you have time on your side, I believe dividend growth investing in solid blue chip companies is a great path to a secure financial future.

Editorial management here at Seeking Alpha is giving me some leeway with this article. Rather than rewrite my former personal investing approach, I will list the "Best of the Best" of my most educational articles. The important thing is to take note of the approach and to see if you feel it makes sense to you.

I am not stating that the strategy is the best for everyone, nor is it the only path to a more secure financial future. What I am stating is that it has worked for me! Just to kick off this article, let me give you the essentials to success that I do believe pertains to everyone.

  • Save as much as you can for as long as you can, as soon as you can.
  • Spend less than you have coming in, forever.
  • Utilize as many tax deferred and/or tax free IRS approved accounts that you can qualify for.
  • Eliminate debt as soon as you can, as fast as you can.
  • Know your risk tolerance so that you invest with less stress.

Now, while equities are secondary for now, I believe in investing for the long term, in dividend "super-stars" to grow a reliable income stream for your own future financial needs. My own personal all time favorites are AT&T (T), Altria (MO), Procter & Gamble (PG) Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), and Coca Cola (KO) That does not mean they are right for everyone and you must do your own research into companies that YOU feel will be the best for you over the long term.

I also advocate re-investing the dividends, either automatically into the same stocks, or selecting the stocks that you want to at any given time. That will give you exponential growth with more shares of each equity compounded by whatever

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We mourn the loss of Alan Saltzman aka Regarded Solutions who lost his long battle with a terminal illness and departed on April 6th, 2021. Alan was a veteran contributor who started his journey with Seeking Alpha in 2011. He published more than 1000 articles and built a strong readership base of close to 80,000 followers. His contributions and expert guidance on retirement strategy will be immensely missed by Seeking Alpha and its readers._______________________________________________________________________My life's journey through retirement in my later years. and my suggestions going forward! Keep it Simple, Smart, and Safe!Stage 4 cancer.....2 years ago I couldn't focus...I stopped writing etc.....went on chemo, had to make stuff easy for my out of all equities and now have fixed income and private family investments.Thanks for your support RS

Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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