New Year, New IRA Contributions
We've heard it so often, it's coming out of both ears at once; invest early, invest often, and invest as much as you can if you want a comfortable, secure retirement.
The investing early part is what I want to address as we begin a brand new year, today, New Year's Day.
IRA Contributions Survived Tax Reform
With all the changes in the new tax law, and so many deductions that many of us lost, we must be grateful that at least we didn't lose the tax deductibility of traditional IRAs. For those of us under 50 years of age, this provides us with a $5500 deduction each year from our gross income. Those over 50 years of age get a catch-up contribution and we can contribute up to $6500 per year. Depending upon your income tax bracket, this could result in a savings of thousands of dollars each year that you don't have to pay Uncle Sam.
Those savings, if used wisely, can be deposited in our regular, taxable brokerage accounts and used to buy additional dividend stocks to grow our income even faster. This is the double whammy effect that smart investors utilize to get to their goals sooner with more dollars.
Make Your IRA Contribution Now To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Buck
Not only is it important to begin the saving and investing habit early in life, it's just as important that we apply this mantra to doing so at the very beginning of each and every brand new year.
The sooner we make our IRA contributions, the sooner we can put that money to work for us. The sooner it's working, the sooner we benefit from the compounding effect that dividend growth investing offers us.
Many Ways To Invest
As we all know, there are many ways to invest your hard-earned money. Some like to keep it hidden under their pillow, or in a vault, yearning for complete security but earning no return.
Others invest with a tilt towards growth, while still others focus their attention on income. Dividend growth investors train their attention on growing their income. Vigilant dividend growth investors look to grab value from temporary market dislocations, or stock mispricing. This style of investing combines value investing with dividend growth for a double whammy that super-charges an investor's initial yield along with constant growth of dividend income.
I am a vigilant dividend growth investor. It's not for everyone, of course. But it could be for you.
While speculators have their fun (or jump off the roof when the market moves prices against them), we have better things to do. We invest in companies that pay us real cash every month, or every three months. And the more they raise those cash dividends, the higher their stock prices go.
We are not traders or speculators that invest in shiny coins that don't even exist since their only existence is in the form of one's and o's (1,0) on anonymous computers. And even staunch advocates of Bitcoin acknowledge they can be easily stolen even if you stick yours in a virtual wallet.
While the price of Bitcoin swings wildly, let’s not forget there are other, more reliable ways to make a lot of money out there.
My favorite strategy is something I like to call "vigilant dividend growth investing".
This investment technique works no matter what happens to cryptocurrencies.
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The Tortoise Always Wins The Race
You've heard it a thousand times, at least. "Slow and steady wins the race". The tulip craze in Holland in the 1600's taught us how far people would go to make a quick buck, then lose their life savings trying to do so.
Today, Bitcoin is all the rage, and thousands of investors have already lost their shirts after they paid $20,000.00 for one shiny coin, only to see its value drop to $11,000.00 in just a few days.
While your hairdresser and plumber quit their day jobs, trade bitcoin and tell you their wildest stories of wealth creation, it's hard to keep your distance from all the excitement. Let me remind you; fall victim to these types of fads, investing in shiny coins with no intrinsic value, can cost you a whole life of savings. It's all about the "bigger fool theory". Those buying Bitcoin today are simply hoping they can sell it to the next, bigger fool for more than they paid for it yesterday. Those who paid $20,000 for it last week are licking their wounds, having lost more than 45% of their wealth in just a few days. Is this any way to prepare for your retirement?
Ready To Grow Your Wealth and Income Dependably?
If you want to learn the secrets of growing your wealth and income slowly but surely, and growing it securely, keep reading. You'll discover that one of these methods is as simple as being vigilant and buying temporarily out of favor, beaten up stocks. I'm talking about companies we all use, like AT&T or Verizon, for instance.
Instead of getting a 5% yield, you can get yourself a 15% yield. If you use the right tools and act quickly, you can increase and sometimes triple your income, for life. Now that would make your retirement a reality, a lot sooner and a lot easier, wouldn't it?
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The yield has already fallen to 12% in a few days' time. If the price continues to rise at the rate it has this past week, the yield will contract to 10% in no time. Should CenturyLink rise back to the $32.00 range, the yield will be 6.75%, just a bit higher than AT&T's yield a few weeks back.
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Here's how simple it can really be to grow and increase your income. We took note of a very obvious trend developing in the markets over this past year. It seemed everyone had come to the conclusion that Amazon (AMZN) was going to beat all retailers at their game and be the only retailer left standing (or floating in the clouds).
Knowing this was obviously a false conclusion, we stalked Tanger Outlets (SKT) until it had been beaten to a pulp, marked down 40% from its 52 week high. That's when we pounced and established our starting position at $22.67 for our newsletter subscribers to Retirement: One Dividend At A Time.
As I write this, shares of SKT are changing hands at $26.36. Just four weeks after we became business partners with this specialty niche mall retailer, we've helped subscribers and readers to a 16.3% capital gain.
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Over 160,000 readers on Seeking Alpha alone read my recent piece, "Retire Smarter: Big Social Security Changes For 2018 And FTG Portfolio Supplements" because I keep things simple and informative. With the huge increase in the Medicare premium and stingy 2% Social Security increase, this article has taken on ever more urgency.
Get Rich Quick? Forget About it!
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- How much you invested in each company.
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- Your percentage capital gain or loss.
- Your current dividend yield on each ticker in the portfolio.
- The yield on cost for each position.
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Here's wishing you a very happy New Year and a very prosperous 2018!
Disclaimer: Past performance is no guarantee of future success.
Any stocks used in this presentation were for demonstration purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation to purchase. Do your own due diligence and consult your financial advisor and tax specialist.
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