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Somebody here convinced me that you could get steady income and lower taxes without relying on divis if you buy a company with a solid growth rate in a relatively low risk manner. I.e.,

$100 holding of T peels off a 5% divi but has a price of $100 at the end of the year.

Brk-b is worth $100 at the start of the year, and worth $110 at the end of the year. You peel off $5, giving you the same amount of cash as the T divi, but you pay taxes only on the capital gain, and you have a $105 holding instead of a $100 holding going into the following year.

Over the course of 10 years you have just as much cash, lower taxes, and a higher priced stock if Brk consistently outperforms the T.

I think.
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