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Subject:  Re: Life Expectancy Date:  8/7/2003  8:02 PM
Author:  ImCalvin Number:  181 of 5245

live entirely off a dividend stream
I'd be fairly concerned about doing such a thing. Dividends are somewhat trendy and you can't really guarantee them as much as someone on a limited budget might need them to be. Right now because of recent tax changes they seem to be favorable, and there have been tons of articles about which dividend stocks to buy. I tend think the pendulum will swing back and dividend stocks will once again be taxed and people will start looking elsewhere. You can be safer with something like preferred stocks, but even then I think I'd prefer iBonds or the like.

help set your kids up for the luxury of not working forever
I'd rather have it the other way around. ;)


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