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Brian Bollinger

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

Brian Bollinger is President of Simply Safe Dividends, a company that provides online tools and research designed to help investors generate safe retirement income from dividend stocks without the high fees associated with many other financial products. Prior to starting Simply Safe Dividends, Brian was an equity research analyst at a multibillion-dollar investment firm. Brian also is a Certified Public Accountant and triple-majored in finance, accounting and entrepreneurship at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, where he graduated in the top 1% of his class.

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June 2018

The “Sweet Spot”: 15 Mid-Cap Dividend Stocks to Buy

Mid-cap stocks are an overlooked and underappreciated area of the market for long-term dividend growth investors. These companies, generally defined as stocks with market caps between $2 billion and ...

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May 2018

10 Shaky Dividend Stocks That Could Harm Your Retirement

More than a third of the companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index have hiked their dividends in 2018, and none have cut their payout, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior industry analyst ...

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May 2018

5 Dividend Stocks to Buy for Quality and Safety

Geopolitical tensions, rising interest rates, and rich asset valuations are only some of the factors holding back American stocks this year. Trying to game this kind of market is a fool’s errand – ...

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April 2018

10 Dividends That Are Slowing to a Screeching Halt

Like clockwork, a core appeal of dividend growth investing is receiving steadily higher payouts each and every year. Rising income can help retirees combat cost-of-living increases, or higher dividends ...

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March 2018

9 High-Quality Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% or More

Dividend safety is a core element of conservative income investing and selecting dividend stocks. Not only does a payout cut reduce a portfolio’s income stream, but it can also significantly hurt a nest ...

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March 2018

10 Warren Buffett Stocks With the Fastest-Growing Dividends

Many investors are familiar with some of the iconic businesses Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) has held stakes in for many years, or even decades. From Coca-Cola (KO) to Wells Fargo (WFC), ...

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March 2018

9 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy for Timely Retirement Yield

Two common goals in retirement are to generate safe investment income and preserve capital over the long-term. Certain high-dividend stocks can help accomplish both objectives as part of a diversified ...

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January 2018

9 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy on the Dip

The market has experienced a meaningful rotation in recent months thanks to a combination of accelerating economic growth, corporate tax cuts and rising interest rates. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock ...

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January 2018

The 9 Best Dividend Growth Stocks in the Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been around since the late 19th century and consists of 30 of the largest publicly traded companies in America. Most of these companies are proven leaders in their ...

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December 2017

18 Best Retirement Stocks to Buy in 2018

Building a dependable portfolio of retirement stocks isn’t easy in today’s world of historically low interest rates and record-high stock prices. The 2.4% yield offered on a 10-year U.S. Treasury note ...

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November 2017

9 Great Dividend Stocks That Have Gone on Sale

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index sits near a record high, and bond yields remain historically low. That has made it a challenge to earn a reasonable return without taking excessive risk. Fortunately ...

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November 2017

9 Future Dividend Aristocrats

The Dividend Aristocrats – members of the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index that have increased their annual dividend payments for 25 years or longer – aren’t just useful as sources of income. ...

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October 2017

11 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Dividends

Many investors may be surprised to learn that some of the market’s best dividend stocks for both current yield and payout growth can be found in the technology sector. After all, tech stocks are ...

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