Mortgage payments. Car payments. Cell-phone bills. Power bills. Water bills. Credit card bills.
Yuck. They’re the only downside to being retired!
These bills show up (or debit our accounts) every single month. That’s OK when we have a normal j-o-b that pays us every couple of weeks, or every month. But this regular bill gets really old when we retire.
Like you, I prefer to retire on dividends (and leave my nest egg alone). Problem is, most dividends are paid out every quarter, not every month.
So, dividend cash flow is (unfortunately) often out of sync with every-30-day expenses.
Some income investors build out complicated dividend calendars that get knocked out of whack whenever they ever have to sell certain stocks.… Read more