Finance

How I Overcame the Loss of My Paycheck

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Disruption As my retirement date drew closer, I contemplated a future without my paycheck which not only provided financial means but also symbolized that I was valued, independent, productive, and “in the game”. My comfortable, predictable life was about to change big time! Expectations When it came to my future spending, my expectation was that […]

Finance

Tax Reform May Provide a Tail Wind for Dividends

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Investors love dividends and rightfully so. Dividends increase a stocks total return, reduce risk regardless of investment style and provide a source of income. Dividend payouts also serve as a proxy for the overall health of the economy. Because the economy has been in growth mode, all-be-it slow, dividend payments have been solid. And there […]