• What Exxon Can Do For Your Retirement Portfolio

    by Doug Carey | Jul 24, 2013
    When I look to add dividend paying stocks to my retirement portfolio I always look for companies that have a long history of paying dividends as well as a history of solid growth in those dividends. It's even better if the company has shown it can weather recessions by not cutting its dividend when the economy goes south.
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  • Figuring Out When You Can Retire

    by Doug Carey | Jul 10, 2013
    The word "retirement" means different things to different people. Some people look at it as the year in which they will quit working full time and will take on a part time job while relaxing a lot more. It can also mean the year in which people take their social security and/or pension.
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  • How Apple Can Help Save Retirement Portfolios

    by Doug Carey | Jun 26, 2013
    With both stocks and bonds gyrating wildly again many of us are reminded of just how volatile the markets can become. This also convinces many people that they cannot risk being invested very heavily in equities as they approach retirement.
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  • Will Rising Interest Rates Save Your Retirement Plan?

    by Doug Carey | May 29, 2013
    Bond yields have finally starting moving up as the Federal Reserve has begun hinting that they might reduce the amount of bonds they have been buying. The ten year treasury yield is now at 2.12%, which is nearly 0.50% higher than we saw a year ago. Of course, we have a long way to go to reach the 5% level we saw in 2007.
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  • What $2 Million Will Get You In Retirement

    by Doug Carey | May 15, 2013
    I spend a lot of time helping people understand how much money they will need to meet their retirement goals. Today I want to look at this another way: What will $2 million actually get you in retirement? This is an interesting question because a) Many people believe that $2 million is a comfortable amount to meet their retirement goals and b) We can look at the different ways in which a couple can use this $2 million without running out of money.
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