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It's finally here.
Retirement has arrived, and it's time to look forward to traveling, spending time with the grandkids, and all the things you have been dreaming of doing.
You have worked, scrimped, saved, and invested for a long time to get to this day.
Now you need to set your portfolio up to provide a steady, consistent stream of income.
In years past, you might have been talking to your banker about certificates of deposit or visiting with a local broker to discuss tax-free bonds, but in today's zero interest rate world, that's no longer an option.
You need income to fund your dreams, and your best option is the stock market. Fortunately, high-yield dividend stocks are out there, even in this pandemic-ravaged economy.
The strategy here is to find high dividend-paying stocks in companies you can depend on to make the payments regularly and increase that payment over time. You do not want to lose so much as a minute's sleep worrying about having income coming into your account, which is exactly why you don't want to buy just any old stock with a high yield.
And I'm going to show you exactly how to find these reliable dividends.
Let's look at a few of the best retirement dividend stocks.
About the Author
Garrett Baldwin is a globally recognized research economist, financial writer, and consultant with degrees from Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Purdue, and Indiana University. He is a seasoned financial and political risk analyst, with a focus on stocks, hedge funds, private equity, blockchain, and housing policy. He has conducted risk assessment projects for clients in 27 countries, and consulted on policy and financial operations for some of the nation's largest financial institutions, including a $1.5 trillion credit fund, a $43 billion credit and auto loan giant, as well as two of the largest Wall Street banks by assets under management.
Garrett joined Money Map Press as an economist and researcher in 2011, specializing in alternative strategies with an emphasis on fundamental and technical analysis.