Dividend paying stocks for retirees — pros and cons
Question: I am planning for my retirement. Someone suggested that I consider stocks that pay a dividend. Are they still a good deal? Are they right for a retiree?
Answer: The right kind of dividend paying stocks may be perfect for the right kind of retiree. Just make sure you have the right kind of each.
What is a cash dividend? It is a distribution of cash made by a company out of its profits. A company’s board of directors makes the decision of how much and how often to pay a dividend.