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These dividend ‘kings’ have had average annual returns of up to 21% for 25 years

These dividend ‘kings’ have had average annual returns of up to 21% for 25 years | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Eighteen U.S. companies have increased their dividends for at least half a century, writes Phil van Doorn.
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Picking the best of the best Vanguard ETFs

Picking the best of the best Vanguard ETFs | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Vanguard has a lot of fantastic ETFs, which can make it difficult to choose the best one, but even if it may be difficult, there are still choices to be made.
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Large cap and mid cap index funds from vanguard defined.

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Sprint boosts guidance as turnaround takes hold

Sprint boosts guidance as turnaround takes hold | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
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Is Sprint starting to make forward progress as it continues to battle to keep its seat at the tier one mobile player table?

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AT&T and Smart Cities

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Glenn Lurie, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility, sits down with Computerworld reporter Matt Hamblen to discuss AT&T's launch of a Smart Cities platform.
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Link to Video interview with AT&T president and CEO of AT&T Mobility on the launch of Smart Cities platform.  Interview by Computer World.   Not much detail here, but further insight of the focus on cities and wireless infrastructure and of potentially tying together IoT

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IoT devices could be powered by Wi-Fi radio waves, researchers say

IoT devices could be powered by Wi-Fi radio waves, researchers say | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Charging via spare Wi-Fi channels, or through changing ambient temperatures, could provide all the power needed for the minuscule sensors required for the Internet of Things, some scientists think.
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Power over Wi-Fi, or POWi-Fi would be an amazing innovation, very Nikola Tesla!

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How rules differ on inherited IRAs for spouse and non-spouse

How rules differ on inherited IRAs for spouse and non-spouse | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
In the event you inherit a traditional IRA, you have several choices on how to handle the proceeds.
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Why you should bet against John Bogle

Why you should bet against John Bogle | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Vanguard founder John Bogle makes a $5 bet that’s at odds with stock market history.
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Warren Buffett on track to win hedge-fund bet

Warren Buffett on track to win hedge-fund bet | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
There’s just four years left in the 10-year bet between billionaire Warren Buffett and a New York hedge fund firm — and Buffett appears unstoppable.
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Lazy Portfolios grant peace of mind to 95 million investors Paul B. Farrell

Lazy Portfolios grant peace of mind to 95 million investors Paul B. Farrell | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Here are 10 “think-like-an-amateur” secrets from our “Lazy Person’s Guide to Investing.” Ten simple ways to get into peace-of-mind investing.
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The day annuities changed forever

The day annuities changed forever | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
The annuity industry just had a redefining moment — but no one seems to have noticed, says Stan Haithcock.
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As of July 1 you can add Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts to 401Ks and IRAs.   The author makes the case for this being the begining of low commission annuities.

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The best investment advice ever

The best investment advice ever | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
RetireMentor Paul Merriman dished a lot of investment advice over the years but what’s the best he’s heard?
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The rich invest differently from you and me — but we can copy them

The rich invest differently from you and me — but we can copy them | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Wealthy investors spread their money widely, and, presumably, given the professional advice they pay for, wisely.
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Smart money diversifies....

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The Highest-Yielding Dividends That Are Safe to Hold

The Highest-Yielding Dividends That Are Safe to Hold | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
6. American Electric Power > Dividend yield: 4.5% > Annualized dividend: $1.96 > Share price: $43.72 > P/E ratio: 13.9 American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE: AEP) is a diverse electric power utility operator.
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Yield to these 23 dividend stocks if you’re looking for high income

Yield to these 23 dividend stocks if you’re looking for high income | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
The dividend yields are as high as 6.5%, and the companies generate enough cash to increase payouts, says Phil van Doorn.
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Sprint boosts guidance as turnaround takes hold

Sprint boosts guidance as turnaround takes hold | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
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Is Sprint starting to make forward progress as it continues to battle to keep a seat at the tier one mobile provider table?

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LTE is tuning up for tiny IoT devices

LTE is tuning up for tiny IoT devices | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Cellular network software that Ericsson announced at CES may help small, battery-powered devices like smartwatches and pet trackers get online and work longer without a recharge in a few years.
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Verizon and AT&T are adapting their LTE networks to support the onslaught of IoT.   This article has some interesting insight into what the majors are doing to support IoT and names a new protocol NB-IoT Narrowband Internet of Things...

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Ashton Kutcher says the best investment he's ever made is something anyone can afford

Ashton Kutcher says the best investment he's ever made is something anyone can afford | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
It could cost as little as a few cups of coffee and a handful of emails.
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This is actually good advice from very surprising and successful source... Ashton Kutcher.

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John Bogle says you won’t make much money from stocks

John Bogle says you won’t make much money from stocks | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Index-fund champion John Bogle predicts that U.S. stocks over the next decade will return just 4% on average annually.
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Mutual fund investors are hosed: Jim Cramer

Mutual fund investors are hosed: Jim Cramer | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Mutual funds are all about making money — for the fund company.
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Amen brother!

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Bogle's 'scary math' shows up in retirement balances

Bogle's 'scary math' shows up in retirement balances | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Fees paid to active managers can eat up to 80% of your gains over a lifetime, says Mitch Tuchman.
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5 ways to make your lousy 401(k) plan stellar

5 ways to make your lousy 401(k) plan stellar | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
If you feel trapped in a second-rate 401(k) plan, you’re not alone. Paul Merriman shows you how to turn that plan upside down.
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Bogle’s legacy: Returns that trounce active investing

Bogle’s legacy: Returns that trounce active investing | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Mitch Tuchman adds his thoughts to the debate on active versus passive investing.
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Not all Vanguard funds are created equal

Not all Vanguard funds are created equal | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is an excellent fund but there’s an even better choice in the Vanguard suite, says Paul Merriman.
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Warren Buffett to heirs: Put my estate in index funds

Warren Buffett to heirs: Put my estate in index funds | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Without Warren Buffet’s investment acumen or access to information, the sage recommends banking on the S&P 500 for long-term success.
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Take the stress and worry out of investing...

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Warren Buffett Gives Financial, Investment and Retirement Advice

Warren Buffett Gives Financial, Investment and Retirement Advice | The Skeptical Investor | Scoop.it
Should you buy gold? Leave a big inheritance? Retire? Find out what America’s most famous investor has to say.
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"You're neither right nor wrong because people agree with you. You're right because your facts and your reasoning are right."  Warren Buffet

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