Regulation/Government Policy

Social Security ‘bridge,’ 100% equities? How to make money last in retirement.

In a year when stock and bond markets have fallen sharply and inflation has been achingly high, it’s been a scary time for retirees trying to scrape their last bucks and for near-retirees who worry about it. The key, says longtime retirement income and Social Security analyst James Mahaney: putting together what he calls a …

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Dividend yields on preferred stocks have soared. This is how to pick the best ones for your portfolio.

This year nearly every type of security has declined — bad news if you look at your portfolio’s value each day and have difficulty sleeping at night. On the other hand, it’s good news if you’re looking for income. Because the rising interest rates mean falling prices for bonds and preferred stocks. For those income-oriented …

Dividend yields on preferred stocks have soared. This is how to pick the best ones for your portfolio. Read More »