How Dividend Income Can Be Part Of A Strong Retirement Plan

The following is a guest blog post: Retirement planning is more than just your savings and your social security compensation; you must look at every asset you have and make it work in your favor to produce the most capital and create the most comfortable retirement life possible—especially as you reach your retirement years and … Read more

Why Dividend History Matters When Investing In Dividend Stocks

This is a guest contribution from Nick McCullum of Sure Dividend Dividends are an important part of shareholder total returns. The following chart compares the long-term price returns (excluding dividends) to the long-term total returns (including dividends) of the S&P 500 (approximated using the ETF SPY).   Source: YCharts   The 10-year rolling total returns … Read more

Using Fundamental Trends to Find Potential Dividend Investment Ideas

There’s a good reason dividend investing has become so popular with the personal finance community. In short: because it works! After all, the right portfolio of diversified dividend stock picks can help you collect income right now, and for years to come. Plus, any reinvested dividends will go on to pay their own dividends as … Read more

June 2017 Stock Considerations

Where is 2017 going? I can’t believe we’re already knocking on the door of summer. I guess the older we get the faster time seems to fly by. That point just illustrates to me the importance of staying invested in the market no matter what crazy headlines are being written nor what events transpire around … Read more

Dividend Portfolio Sector Allocation May 2017

About once a quarter I like to take a look at my portfolio holdings and examine my overall sector allocations to see if they meet my comfort level as to how my capital is distributed. As we all know, market forces affect certain sectors at different times throughout business cycles which can often throw many … Read more

May 2017 Stock Considerations

Can you believe it? May is is knocking on our door and it’s time, once again, to outline my potential stock picks for the new month. Looking forward I feel compelled to mention some of my recent ‘old favorites’ as well as mentioning some new picks that might deserve a spot in my portfolio too. … Read more

Insuring Your Portfolio With Insurance Stocks

A while back I wrote about investing in the ‘boring’ HVAC industry. Investing in boring industries rarely gives your portfolio a “shot in the arm” in terms of dramatic capital appreciation but what it can do is provide stability and predictability in terms of tempered growth and a potential reliable source of growing dividends for … Read more