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    Increasing retirement income with high-yield dividend strategies

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    DIVIDEND INVESTMENT PROJECT

    On Jan. 1, 2012, we set aside just under $120,000 (119,865 to be precise) to invest. Our intent was to select income-producing equities with the potential of producing 8% or more in income and 8% or more in growth.   With a lot of luck, we exceeded both goals.   For calendar year 2012, we earned $12,763 in dividend income for an annual return of 10.65% and 27% above our goal of $10,007. In addition, our principal grew to $136,410 a 13.8% growth. We took $12,311 of our income, leaving $124,099 in principal to begin 2013. The fun part is what we've been learning!

    For dividend detail click here: 2012 Summary

    Some Background

      

        What is the best investment strategy?
        With a few years of retirement -- and more than a couple of years of rough seas with growth stocks -- behind us, we found ourselves asking that question during the last few months of 2011. 
        We reviewed our investment strategy, read as much as we could find on income investing, and then remapped our portfolio to pursue high-yield dividend income.    Read More ...





















    In the media

    • CODI holds dividend at $0.36 READ MORE >>
      Posted Apr 11, 2014, 9:29 AM by Ron Stewart
    • SNH holds dividend at $0.39 READ MORE >>
      Posted Apr 9, 2014, 8:47 AM by Ron Stewart
    • NWN holds dividend at $0.46 READ MORE >>
      Posted Apr 8, 2014, 7:00 AM by Ron Stewart
    • SNH holds dividend at $0.39 READ MORE >>
      Posted Feb 11, 2014, 7:12 AM by Ron Stewart
    • AVA pops dividend 4.1% to $0.3175 READ MORE >>
      Posted Feb 7, 2014, 3:42 PM by Ron Stewart
    • Record net sales for TIS; dividend holds at $0.35 READ MORE >>
      Posted Feb 5, 2014, 2:53 PM by Ron Stewart
    • PER Feb. 2014 distribution set at $0.641 READ MORE >>
      Posted Feb 3, 2014, 9:16 AM by Ron Stewart
    • PBI holds dividend at $0.1875 READ MORE >>
      Posted Feb 3, 2014, 7:04 AM by Ron Stewart
    • PSEC continues slight dividend increases READ MORE >>
      Posted Feb 3, 2014, 6:48 AM by Ron Stewart
    • CODI holds Jan. 2014 dividend at $0.36 READ MORE >>
      Posted Jan 10, 2014, 10:07 AM by Ron Stewart
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    YTD Scorecard

    To date as of EOM 12/31
    Beginning Bal. 124099



    Dividends

    2012 2013 Annualized
    Dividends $12,763.05 $12,841.64 10.35%
    Yield 10.65% 10.35%
    Growth $16,544.19 $32,901.00
    Growth % 13.80% 26.51%
    EOM Value $124,098.60 $158,000.00
    Withdrawals -$12,311.00 -$5,310.00
    Total Return 24.5% 36.9%




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