From the Depression to Disco: These “Old-Timer” 8% Dividends Have Seen It All

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Let’s face it: yields on Treasuries and “regular” stocks are still pathetic! We need much bigger payouts (I’m talking yields of 7%+ here) to fund our lifestyles in these inflation-weary times.

Trouble is, most of us have been conditioned by the media and Wall Street to believe that all yields that big are dangerous. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Case in point: my favorite high-yield vehicles, closed-end funds (CEFs), which hold all the assets most folks own, like blue chip stocks, corporate bonds and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Except when we buy these assets through CEFs, we get much higher yields than we would if we bought “direct.”… Read more

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Are you trying to grind out a livable retirement on dividends alone? It’s possible, and it doesn’t require millions and millions already in the bank. (Even today, with interest rates in the tank.)

However, we must step outside the mainstream to achieve this. After all, why mess around with a standard $15,600 a year in retirement income when we can “supersize” that annual yield haul up to $108,000?

The “standard” $15.6K is what we get listening to mainstream financial advisors and pundits, and buying the vanilla ETFs that they recommend. The latter $108K is what we can achieve with a little bit of original thinking.… Read more

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