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Subject: Look At More Than Savings Accounts Date: 4/24/2014 3:51 PM
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With interest rates so low, I know many retirees are concerned and hurting about so little return on whatever may be in those accounts.

May I suggest that they at least consider INVESTING "safely" in some investments that pay better returns that half a percent?

Speak with a trusted advisor to find one ore more mutual funds, for example.

However, I like my IRA money invested directly in various equities. I watch them and try to keep some in "safe" dividend-paying stocks while adventuring a bit with some in growth stocks.

Here are a few dividend-paying stocks people might check out:

AT&T (Symbol T) is paying about 5.1% annually in quarterly dividends.
GE (GE) is paying about 3.3%.
Intel (INTC) is paying about 3.4%.
B&G Foods (BGS) is paying about 4.4%.

These are not guaranteed, obviously -- nothing is! But these are a few who have been paying out pretty regularly for a long, long time.

Sure beats 0.5% stuck in a bank!

Just saying....

Vermonter
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