Author: Dennis Miller

Dividend Paying Stocks – Part of The Solution?

Dividend Paying Stocks – Part of The Solution?

All dividend-paying stocks are not equal. Some may be very high risk; some will putter along, while others may be the salvation for those desperate for income. Why consider them? How do you pick the right ones? Since the 2008 bank bailouts, even with the recent increases, interest rates have been at historically low levels. […]

A Solid Retirement Financial Plan Cast in Jell-O

A Solid Retirement Financial Plan Cast in Jell-O

A solid retirement financial plan cast in Jell-O is not an oxymoron. Don’t even think about the old “set it and forget it” mindset from the past. A solid financial plan suspended in Jell-O, that can quickly be modified, is a good thing. I was on David Holland’s (CPA/CFP) PlanStronger TV show. He asked how […]

Calexit: Time to Beat the Crowd?

Calexit: Time to Beat the Crowd?

Our country has become bitterly divided. No matter who won the election, I predicted we would soon be reading about states wanting to secede from the union. Even before President Trump was sworn in, the California movement, known as Calexit, began. The first step is to ask voters to adopt a state Constitutional Amendment revoking […]

Stock Buybacks = BS 101

Stock Buybacks = BS 101

I was in “Basic accounting 101.” The professor wrote “RULES” on the blackboard (an ancient visual communication device). Rule #1 – debits on the left, credits on the right. Rule #2 – Assets minus liabilities = net worth. While the blackboard may be obsolete, the rules still apply today. A recent Zerohedge article includes a […]

How Ben Bernanke Bankrupted Your Retirement

How Ben Bernanke Bankrupted Your Retirement

As a young lad, my off school summer months were spent on my grandparent’s dairy farm. The education I received about life each summer was probably more valuable than sitting in a classroom. Television had not been invented, and there were no neighbor kids to play with. My grandparents were my entertainers and educators 24/7. […]