Revealed: 4 Fast Buys to Give You $48,000 in Retirement Income

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On average, an American retiree spends about $4,000 per month. But few of those retirees are getting $4,000 from their nest egg—which is partly why bankruptcy rates among retirees have been soaring for years.

But there is a way to get $4,000 a month (or $48,000 a year) from your savings—even if you aren’t filthy rich.

And that’s the problem with today’s low-yielding stock market. To get $48,000 per year from the S&P 500, you’d need $2.76 million to put in the market. That’s because the S&P 500’s dividend yield is a crummy 1.7%—far lower than US Treasuries and way below its long-term average!… Read more

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Investors looking for income with low risk tend to gravitate heavily toward bonds, but their efforts are often better spent in preferred stocks. These “hybrid” securities commonly pay 5% or 6% but gyrate far less than common stocks – certainly less than most shares that offer a similar amount of yield.

So, what exactly is a preferred stock?

Preferreds are simply another way companies raise capital. However, unlike common stock whose value fluctuates with the success (or lack thereof) of the company, preferred stock trades around a “par value” much like a bond, and they pay fixed dividends – often yielding far more than the common shares.…
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A couple days ago, we showed you how to get $4,000 in monthly income from just 4 stocks.

A bonus? Each of these buys pays dividends every single month—precisely when your bills roll in.

That $4,000 number was no accident; it’s the average amount a 65- to 74-year-old couple in the United States spends every month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That makes this a great number to shoot for when you’re building your own retirement nest egg.

And today we’re going to go further, with 4 funds that give you an extra margin of safety while you’re pocketing the same amount of income—a nice $4k a month—in your golden years.…
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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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