DIVIDEND POWER

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We love being paid to own! It is great to see that global dividends reached a first-quarter record of $263.3 billion.  That is a 7.8% rise all in the face of concerns of slowing economic growth.  The Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index said that U.S. dividends totaled a record $122.5 billion during the period, up 8.3%. Close to 90% of …

PROCESS

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Thirteen years ago, in what is an ongoing effort to explain and simplify concepts in investing, I wrote a column titled Rules of the Road.  In it, I list four simple rules that everyone needs to adhere to an order to become successful investors.  They are as follows… #1.  Compounding is the royal road to riches #2.  Don’t Lose Money …

SINKHOLES IN YOUR PLAN

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NOVEMBER 2018 In the 1985 film Cocoon, alien life makes its way to earth and provides a way for residents in a retirement home in St. Petersburg, Florida to be rejuvenated and young again.  We have relentlessly warned our clients, listeners and readers over the years about the impending financial issues facing Social Security, pensions and retirement plans.  Unfortunately, we at Markowski Investments …

ANTIFRAGILE FINANCIAL PLAN

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OCTOBER 2018 A recent survey of American adults showed that two-thirds are quite concerned about having enough money saved for retirement by their desired retirement age based upon their current rate of savings. Americans have an average of $84,000 saved for retirement, and about a third have less than $5,000 socked away.   This is not surprising, nor is it good.  The solutions …