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Hi,

From your post, it would appear that you would want a predictable income generation from stocks and other investments while preserving the original capital. I would like to suggest that you check out Mathew Emmert's Motley Fool Income Investor, they have a trial at

http://www.fool.com/landing/newsletters/incomeinvestor.htm

The reason I suggest this is because the newsletter takes a conservative approach to investing, and they prefer "reliable income" to "high-yield income", other types of investments are also explored, REITs, Bond etc.

Check out some of the great articles on TMF regarding income investing:

* A Winning Year for Dividend Stocks
A scorecard of the Income Investor picks for 2003
http://www.fool.com/news/commentary/2004/commentary040112mse.htm

* How to Be an Income Investor
This is a DIY article on uncovering good income generating stocks
http://www.fool.com/news/commentary/2004/commentary040301mse.htm

* Beat the Market With Less Risk
This artcile talks about a diversified portfolio of 6 stocks for income generation
http://www.fool.com/news/commentary/2004/commentary040412ME.htm

Hope this helps

RayToei
who is NOT a subscriber to Income Investing Newsletter, but owns some shares in SBC and WPL which generate nice dividends.
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