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16 Practical Money Skills to Master Before Retirement

Everyone wants to enjoy a comfortable retirement, but unfortunately, this goal feels out of reach for most people. Individuals approaching retirement can increase their chances of financial stability by working to master practical money skills that will be essential once the working years are in the rearview mirror.  According to a study from early 2021, …

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What You Need to Know About Living Well and Spending Less

Regardless of your income, you can become financially independent. For starters, adopting a positive mindset can pave the path to financial independence. I’ll show you how to live the lifestyle you deserve without breaking the bank.  What’s the secret to spending less and living well? Would you be surprised to learn that it all has …

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Top 16 Investments To Avoid In Retirement

Investors nearing retirement have different needs than investors with many years remaining in the workforce. Retiring means losing the regular paycheck from work, and as a result, replacing that income is a key consideration. There are many investments that appeal to retirement investors, such as purchasing quality dividend stocks like the Dividend Aristocrats. But there …

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3 MLPs With 7%+ Dividend Yields And Safe Payouts

Investors need to be careful when selecting high-dividend stocks. An outsized dividend yield is sometimes a sign of danger. When a stock price crashes, its dividend yield rises. Therefore, there are times when a high yield is simply the result of a collapsing share price, possibly an indication that investors are expecting a future dividend cut. …

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12 Dividend Stocks That Offer Monthly Dividends

Most dividend stocks made payments to shareholders on a quarterly basis. But not all companies pay quarterly dividends. In rarer cases, companies may pay dividends to shareholders annually or semi-annually. There is an even more appealing group known as monthly dividend stocks. These are stocks that pay dividends once a month, equating to 12 dividend …

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Dividend Stocks to Survive a Market Crash

15 Dividend Stocks to Survive a Stock Market Crash

Investors have gotten spoiled in the past decade. The S&P 500 Index has been on a nearly uninterrupted rally since the end of the Great Recession of 2008. Further, there have been periodic selloffs since then and the market crash in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, markets have always recovered and now sit …

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Dividend Aristocrats: The Top 15 For Long-Term Dividend Growth

Dividend Aristocrats are the best dividend stocks to buy and hold over the long term have a number of key characteristics in common. First, they have leadership positions in their industry, which provides for steady profits each year, even when the economy is in recession. Next, quality dividend stocks have shareholder-friendly management teams that prioritize …

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Home Ownership For Millennials: Could it Finally Be Possible?

For many years, whether or not millennials would ever fully enter the home buying market has been a hot topic. Compared to previous generations, many millennials are still would-be first-time homebuyers. And, the housing market has long been awaiting their arrival. Has the time finally come for millennials previously unable to do so to buy …

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These 25 Millionaires Reveal Their Top Money Secrets

It’s common knowledge that millionaires handle their money differently than many, but what’s their secret? Does education have anything to do with it? Some say that you have to work hard, and others suggest saving every penny. But, which one is right for you? In this article, I interviewed these 25 millionaires and asked them …

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Dividend Kings – Top List of 15 With 50+ Years Of Dividend Growth

Dividend growth investors may be familiar with the Dividend Aristocrats, a group of blue chip stocks in the S&P 500 Index that have each raised their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. But there is a lesser-known group of stocks with even more impressive dividend streaks. This exclusive group is known as the Dividend Kings. They’ve increased …

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