Dividend Reinvestment is a Compounding Accelerator

In last week’s commentary, we discussed the strengths of dividend growth stocks, and made the case that they should play a key part in your retirement income strategy. But dividend growth stocks aren’t just for retirees: Their qualities make them a very good solution for those who are still accumulating assets to fund their retirement….

For Success, Get Organized

There’s a great bumper sticker out there that reads: “Organized people are just too lazy to search for stuff.” The quip gave me a laugh when I saw it a couple of years back while sitting at a traffic light. To some of us, the idea of being organized seems humorously far-fetched – and more…

Buy Good Businesses and Own Them a Long Time

At Intelligent Capitalworks, we believe that the key to investment success is being a discriminating buyer ‒ and a patient owner. We didn’t invent this bit of wisdom ‒ it’s been applied by many successful investors, including Warren Buffet. The good news is, the approach that works for Warren (and countless non-famous investors) can be…

Social Security Claiming Strategy

Participating in the Social Security system may seem like a decision-free exercise: You pay in during your working years, and then you receive monthly payments when you retire. The fact is that you may have a fair bit of control over the amount and timing of the benefits you receive. First, your benefits are calculated…

Retirement Distribution Planning

If you’ve diligently saved and invested throughout your working years, congratulations! You’re on your way to funding a more comfortable retirement. But when you finally do stop working, you’ll face a new challenge: Making sure that your assets last as long as possible. One way to accomplish this is to withdraw money from your various…

The Value of the Long View

When building wealth for the long term, your goal should be time in the market ‒ not timing the market. This view represents the difference between being a long-term owner and a short-term renter (of stocks). If you can only take one investing axiom to heart, this might be the one. Moving in and out…