Author: Tim Plaehn

What Dr. Strangelove Can Teach Us About Market Corrections

The full title of the classic 1964 movie is “Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”. Income focused stock market investors need to follow the advice of Dr. Strangelove and get ready to “love the correction” that many news hosts and experts are forecasting for the stock market. Financial […]

Buy the Dip! 5 REITs on Sale Right Now

Buy the Dip! 5 REITs on Sale Right Now

Ever since the January high, REITs have been slowly shedding value, and some great bargains have appeared as of late. Take advantage, as now is the best time to buy shares in these five high-quality REITs that are still boosting their dividends every year. Equity (those that own real property) REITs were one of the […]

Using MLPs to Play the Energy Recovery

Using MLPs to Play the Energy Recovery

If you haven’t been watching closely, you may have missed the fact that the price of crude oil has started to rally, and quite strongly. The energy sector stocks have experienced an actual bear market, and investors who recognize the recovery cycle can get in early and ride the upswing. Now, I want to show […]

How to Supercharge Your Dividend Investment Returns

How to Supercharge Your Dividend Investment Returns

Use this one strategy to give your returns from dividend investments a huge boost. Over time, it has the ability to turn your traditional dividend investments into unbelievable tools for financial freedom. And the best part is everyone can do it! For the dividend-focused investor, a dividend reinvestment plan can supercharge returns over time. Traditionally […]

2 REITs Raising Dividends in May

2 REITs Raising Dividends in May

With my dividend and yield focused investment strategy, one of the best moments is getting that email which states that one of my holdings is increasing the company’s dividend rate. A stock that pays a stream of steadily growing dividends will produce a total return that works through all stock market cycles. A luxury that […]

The Best and Worst Investments for a Rate Hike

The Best and Worst Investments for a Rate Hike

What will happen to my dividend paying investments when the Fed hikes rates? That is a question every income investor should be asking as it is certain that a rate hike will come. The answer? Some will have their profit margins squeezed while others will be boosted, find out which will happen to your investments […]

Buy This High-Quality REIT on Sale Today

Buy This High-Quality REIT on Sale Today

For 2014, REITs were one of the hot, hot sectors in the stock market. The REIT indexes and ETFs put up total returns for the year in excess of 30%. In an income-focused sector like REITs, that level of returns is not sustainable. If you own some REIT shares, you know firsthand that the market […]

4 Smart Investments for Growing Tax-Free Paychecks

4 Smart Investments for Growing Tax-Free Paychecks

Increasing distributions streams, especially those that are tax shielded, are one of the best ways to compound your income from dividend stocks. With these four investments, you can expect bigger and bigger dividend checks every quarter and pay zero taxes on them. It’s a win-win for income-focused investors. The last six months have been a […]

3 High-Yield Stocks Under $10 Paying Over 10%

3 High-Yield Stocks Under $10 Paying Over 10%

There is a lot of appeal for low priced stocks to individual investors. Just from a feel good point of view, it can be more satisfying to buy 500 shares of a $10 stock than 66 shares of a $75 per share stock, even if your outlay is pretty much the same. Besides the satisfaction […]