Retirement

Income investors have been crushed this year. Bond yields are down and stocks pay less and less “dividend per dollar” with each rally. But there’s still one little-known corner of the investing world we can look to for safe yields up to 11.8%. Business development companies (BDC) provide debt and equity financing for small and
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null Getty “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” So goes the familiar adage that usually starts every company planning session you’ve ever attended. Face it. This is a planning session. The good news, however, is that it’s not about some bland organization. It’s about something you’ll find much
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If you own closed-end funds (CEFs), I have great news: equity CEFs are doing exactly what we want them to: crushing the market while handing us 7%+ dividends, (And if you’re not yet in CEFs, or want to bulk up your CEF holdings, sit tight: I’ll name a fund you can buy shortly. It has
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LONDON,ENGLAND – JUNE 6: In this studio shot illustration a NHS uniform close up, with stethoscope … [+] on June 6,2019 in London,England. (Photo by Peter Dazeley/Getty Images) Getty Images Here’s a headline one doesn’t see every day: “Pensions crisis blamed for trust’s worst-ever breast cancer waits.” That’s from the UK journal HSJ and, yes,
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View of Peoria’s river front Getty Last week Thursday, the Illinois Pension Consolidation Feasibility Task Force released its report recommending the consolidation of the investment funds for the 650-odd local police and fire pension plans, but declining to propose consolidation of the administration of these plans, merely suggesting that this might be a topic for
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Expanding Social Security is wise policy. Voting to expand Social Security is winning politics. Indeed, generations of Democrats won election after election by running on Social Security, a program that improves the financial security of working families across America. For decades after Social Security’s enactment, Congress improved and expanded the program, always increasing revenue to
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By Stacey Freeman, Next Avenue Contributor Getty Thanks to technology, we can buy groceries online. We can search online for a job, a pet, even a spouse. And if for whatever reason that spouse doesn’t work out, we can go through the divorce process online, too. But when you’re divorcing, can a website, or a
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By Michelle V. Rafter, Next Avenue Contributor Getty Whether you’ve freelanced for years or are contemplating a late-career switch to becoming a self-employed freelancer, there are a few ways to boost your chances of success. According to data from the recently released report, Freelancing in America: 2019, from Freelancers Union and the online freelance platform
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Employees of the General Electric (GE) company arrive for an inter-union general meeting in Belfort, eastern France, on October 7, 2019. – The management of General Electric (GE) in Belfort said on October 3, to be “ready” to maintain a maximum of AFP via Getty Images Last week, General Electric announced the impending freeze of
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By Edd and Cynthia Staton, Next Avenue Contributors Getty If you’ve been contemplating the idea of retiring abroad, you may have done a little research. Maybe you’ve even jumped on the internet to look for the country that’s best for you. Big mistake. You probably know the old saying: “If you don’t know where you’re
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