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Investing for Retirement Income: Straw, Sticks or Bricks? Part I: Dividend-Yielding Stocks – A Straw Strategy

Investing for Retirement Income: Straw, Sticks or Bricks?
Part I: Dividend-Yielding Stocks – A Straw Strategy
If ever there were an appropriate analogy for how to invest for retirement, it would be the classic fable of The Three Little Pigs . As you may recall, those three little pigs tried three different structures to protect against the Big Bad Wolf. Similarly, there are at least three kinds of "building materials" that investors typically employ as the...
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A Tribute to John "Jack" Bogle

A Tribute to John "Jack" Bogle
We want to take a moment to step away from the daily turmoil and honor the life of one giant man. On January 16 th , Vanguard founder John "Jack" Bogle passed away at age 89 in his  Bryn Mawr home. Search the Internet for "Bogle" or browse any news source, and you'll soon be immersed in a universal outpouring of respect for the man— rightfully...
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Summer Leisurely Lessons for Your Investments

Recently my family enjoyed some relaxing leisure time, with adventures that took us from Southern California beaches and amusement parks to Arizona's mountains and dessert valleys. My kids' favorite day – mine too! – was when we escaped the scorching, 118 degree Phoenix heat by heading into the Sedona mountains. There, we found a magical place call...
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When can I safely retire?

If you are approaching retirement age, this question may be consuming your thoughts or regular conversations with your loved ones. Related questions include: Have I saved enough to support my desired retirement lifestyle? How much can I prudently spend each year once I do retire? When should my spouse and I take our Social Security? What investment...
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