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How to retire like an aristocrat

Originally published on Marketwatch.com website http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-retire-like-an-aristocrat-2015-01-22 Retirement planning really isn’t that complicated. Say you want to retire today and need an income of at least $100,000 a year from your investments. All you need to do is have $5 million saved up and buy 30-year U.S. Treasury bonds. If saving the $5 million is problematic, you might want to consider some other investment strategies. The subject of how much you …Read More

The importance of cash dividends

Originally published on Tahoe Daily Tribune’s website http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/opinion/14611062-113/market-beat-the-importance-of-cash-dividends Dividends are payments made to shareholders. Most dividends are paid out on a regular basis, like quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Sometimes, corporations will also declare special dividends that are a one-time occurrence. Dividend payments are not guaranteed by the company but can be raised, lowered or terminated at any time by the corporation. The total return on a stock investment is defined …Read More

Why dividend growth is important for young workers

Originally published on Marketwatch.com’s website http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-dividend-growth-is-important-for-young-workers-2015-01-09?dist=countdown Young people entering the workforce should start contributing to their retirement plans as soon as possible. They need to invest early and save frequently. When investing in stocks, it’s important to understand the role that cash dividends play. Over long time frames, dividends have been responsible for more than 40% of the total return of some of the major indexes. Dividend paying stocks also …Read More