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What You Should Know About Roth IRA Conversions

By , April 21st, 2017

There is a lot being written about converting to a Roth IRA these days. With so much money being tied up in IRAs, it is becoming a very important question. When thinking about converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, not only do you have to figure out how much to convert, but […]


Energy & Utility Companies: Long-Term Stable Dividends

By , January 6th, 2017

The quest for income in retirement is the holy grail to many investors. For those looking for income from bonds, there is a bit of good news. The ten year treasury yield is up to 2.4%, up from the lows of 1.4% in 2016. But a 2.4% yield still barely beats inflation, especially if the […]


Planning for Retirement: How Long Are You Going To Live?

By , November 3rd, 2016

How long are you going to live? Figuring out your life expectancy is arguably the first step in creating a successful retirement plan–and also arguably the toughest number to figure out. Life expectancy tables are easy enough to find on the web. But it’s trickier than just finding a number. You don’t care what your […]


Apple for Retirement Portfolios

By , May 7th, 2016

Apple (AAPL) is down a crushing 30% from its peak. It has been a rough year for Apple investors. But there is good news in this serious decline; Apple’s dividend yield is now 2.4% Yes, Apple Does Pay A Dividend Most people forget that Apple is now paying a dividend. The yield wasn’t much to […]


Finding Dividend Yield For Your Retirement Portfolio

By , April 20th, 2016

Are you on the hunt for more income in your retirement portfolio? Most of us are, especially with interest rates still hovering near historic lows. When oil prices fell dramatically over the past eight months we saw a lot of big oil and gas companies’ stock prices fall. One of my favorite dividend payers, Exxon, […]


Steps to Help You Retire Earlier

By , April 5th, 2016

There are a lot of people out there who believe they will never be able to retire. But others have saved enough to where they are asking, “What can I do to retire early?” If you want to retire before the standard retirement age of 62, there are a few things you must do. Save […]


How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

By , March 17th, 2016

It’s such an important question that is asked again and again: “How much money do I need to retire?” There are over 40,000 searches for this phrase (or some derivation of it) on Google every month. People are desperate to know if they can retire when they want and if they will outlive their money. […]


How To Protect Your Portfolio In A Recession

By , February 25th, 2016

The market is gyrating again and investors are looking for places to hide. With interest rates so low, many people don’t want to move into bonds this time around. So where to invest your money and earn any kind of yield? The answer was once “bonds”, but given their low yields this could ruin many […]

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