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Dividends First: My Number 1 Secret To Early Retirement.

Published Sun, 11 Oct 2020 13:30:40 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend StrategyDividends First: My Number 1 Secret To Early Retirement.Oct. 11, 2020 1:30 PM ET|| Includes: APPL, AVGO, IBM, INTC, JNJ, MMM, MO, MSFT, Tby: Robert & Sam KovacsRobert & Sam Kovacs Long Only, Dividend Investing, Dividend Growth InvestingSummaryAnyone can retire on their terms, if they correctly plan for it.
Our Dividends First approach has served me well, it can serve you well too.
It is a ruthless way of reducing uncertainty, and increasing your chances of success.
Written by Robert Kovacs
At age 56, I am on track to retire within the next 1 to 3 years.
By most standards, this can be considered to be an “early” retirement, even though I feel like I’ve been working forever.
Income produced by my portfolio of dividend stocks will play an important role in allowing me to retire comfortably.
Following a Dividends First approach has put me in this situation.
Source: Open Domain
What is a Dividends First approach?
A Dividends First investment strategy, is one where you plan on dividends alone to allow you to meet your financial goals, maximizing your chances of success by all means necessary.
This article will unpack the approach step by step, and provide insights into why it works and how it can be applied.
You’ll see that the idea of maximizing your chances of success by all means necessary, will come up again and again in this article.
You need SMART financial goals.
An important part of the definition of the Dividends First approach is: “to meet your financial goals’.
To meet financial goals, you need to have good goals.
Online, you’ll read a lot of crap. You probably have heard of things like the 4% rule, whereby you should have 25x your income saved to retire.
This is a simpleton’s approach. It might work in a vacuum, but it doesn’t really address your individual situation.
Personal finance is personal. Your goals are personal, as is your approach to... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
IBM 143.62   14.8 9.68 6.48 4.47
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES 300.58   37.1 8.11 10.60 3.60
3M 170.58   20.6 8.28 5.76 3.41
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
INTEL 53.01   12.4 4.29 1.26 2.43
MICROSOFT 137.52   27.1 5.07 1.84 1.35


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