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Subject: Re: Is it time to retire/invest in dividend stoc Date: 10/21/2008 9:40 PM
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Hi All! Thanks for your input! I agree that I shouldn't do too much tinkering with what works but my thought is that when I do retire I'd like to have a better dividend stream of income; better than what is generally provided in the index funds in my "company" plan.

I have not been diversified over the past two years, instead opting for a well performing commercial sector real estate fund that has not lost until just recently - about 1%. This has been a safe haven that protected me and it will be part of the portfolio when I retire. However, it doesn't pay dividends and I want to create an income stream that can generally be counted on regardless of stock price fluctuations (of course subject to a company's performance).

Anyhow, as I move through these murky waters I appreciate any sage advice that may be offered by others who have already entered the realm of retirement. There is no substitute for experience!

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