Two key goals in retirement are to generate safe income and preserve capital. No one wants to outlive their nest egg.
Dividend-paying stocks are a popular asset class used to generate predictable, growing income. However, unlike the interest income paid by government-backed Treasury bonds, a common stock dividend can be far more discretionary in nature. When times get tough, a business will typically opt to reduce its dividend before jeopardizing its ability to meet its debt obligations, preserve its credit rating or invest in its long-term growth projects.
When Nelson Mandela was released from a 27-year prison term in 1990, with much of it spent doing hard labor and virtually no contact with family or the rest of the outside world, he could have easily emerged a bitter man bent on revenge. Yet his response to this imprisonment, and to the institutionalized oppression he experienced beforehand, was to forgive—though not to forget—and move forward. After he was elected President of South Africa, Mandela traveled the world to tout his country on many levels, including one that welcomed international investors.
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Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Trump, has stepped down from Breitbart, the far-right website he returned to over the summer as executive chairman after being ousted from the White House.
The website announced the news Tuesday afternoon in a short article posted to the site.
“I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform,” Bannon is quoted as saying in the article.
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Social Security beneficiaries are projected to receive a 2.2% cost-of-living increase next year, the most since 2011, the trustees who oversee the program said Thursday.
That would be about $30 a month for the average retired worker. ButIt’s a relative bonanza compared to the 0.3% adjustment for this year and the unchanged paychecks in 2016. The cost of living adjustments havebeen low because of unusually weak inflation in recent years.
Social Security officials will release the official cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in October
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Investors who took positions in Check Point Software Technologies’ (NASDAQ:CHKP) stock 1 year ago would have earned a return of 18.89% on their investments by April 7, 2017. During the same period, the Nasdaq earned 19.00% in capital gains. Now with Check Point’s stock trading near new high, a common question for investors is whether the stock is a buy near new highs? Does Check Point’s stock still have more upside left? Let’s take a closer look.
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