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Two small-cap dividend payers to look at …

by Frank Curzio |

When it comes to dividend investing, many investors make a big mistake …

They focus solely on the world’s most-popular companies. That is, the companies everyone wants to own … the ones that are always in the mainstream media.

I’m talking about companies like Procter & Gamble (PG) and McDonald’s (MCD).

This mistake can cause folks to miss the huge gains they could make in another little-known area of the market.

Most investors don’t know it, but there’s a class of small-cap dividend-payers that have great brand names.

They also have …

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Readers weigh in on Social Security …

by Nilus Mattive |

Last week I wrote a column about Chris Christie’s proposal to eliminate Social Security benefits for higher-income retirees.

To no one’s surprise, that elicited a lot of reader responses.

So today I want to share some of the different opinions and thoughts I’ve received, and add some additional comments of my own.

Let’s start with an e-mail I got from Jack …

“I am a working insurance professional almost 77 years old and I work with seniors and pre-retirees to help them make their assets last longer. I have said since I started …

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Steel Cage Match: GE vs. Apple

by Frank Curzio |

In the article below, Frank Curzio lays out a great case for General Electric, which is an active recommendation in his Disruptors and Dominators service as well as my own Income Superstars newsletter. And like Frank, I recommended selling Apple in the Income Superstars issue that went to press two months ago. So read on for some great insights on why GE may be a real sleeper investment at current levels. — Best Wishes, Nilus


A while ago, I said General Electric (GE) looked like a better place to park your cash …

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Whose Social Security benefits should actually get cut?

by Nilus Mattive |

Last week, during a speech in New Hampshire, Chris Christie outlined steps he would take to “fix” Social Security’s systemic problems.

Let me first say that I applaud Christie for standing up and addressing the system’s problems with actual proposals. Most politicians are too spineless to even try.

Let me also say that one of his ideas — raising retirement ages for people in my generation — seems fairly reasonable. After all, it’s no secret that people are living longer in aggregate, and that is taxing an already-struggling Social Security system.

Specifically, Christie suggested taking …

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