An annuity is a retirement account with air bags and a seat belt. Buyers invest a sum of money in a particular annuity, and in exchange, they’re guaranteed a steady monthly check for a set number of years, or for life. On an increasing basis, annuities are being used by retiring professionals to take the risk out of their nest egg. In years past, pensions were common. Today, it is more common NOT to have a pension. The satisfaction rate on annuities is actually far higher among investors than with mutual funds. So why do low-information newspaper and internet journalists knock annuities? Because they are LOW on information. Today, we'll fix that and we hope some uninformed journalists are listening in. Then Medicare and Health insurance expert Shelley Grandidge joins us for the Q & A. You don't want to miss today's show...MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!!
Dividend growth stocks—as an equity class-- have an exceptional track record for outperforming non-dividend paying stocks and non-dividend growers over time. There is a big difference between a dividend growth stock--which has a track record for consistently and consecutively raising its dividends every year, and dividend stocks that DON'T grow their dividends. Past performance should never be used to predict future results but over the thirty year period from 1986 to 2016, Dividend growth stocks provided a total return of over 13%, while the S & P 500 provided a growth rate of 9.45%, according to Ned Davis Research. Today, we'll explore two dividend growth stocks that have outperformed the S & P during both good times and bad. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!
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