1 Big Dividend Company Worth Exploring

Realty Income has delivered impressive results through the years, and CoreSite Realty could be poised to be the next big dividend company to deliver.

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:05AM

With another impressive quarter in the books for CoreSite Realty (NYSE:COR), it's officially one company I'm exploring investing in. And there are three essential reasons why.

Intriguing business
CoreSite Realty is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which are required by the government to pay out 90% of their income to shareholders through dividends. One of the best known REITs is Realty Income (NYSE:O), which rents out a massive expanse of commercial properties to big-name companies.

Realty Income has had impressive success through the years, and has a number of things to like about it, which ultimately resulted in the company being placed into own investment portfolio. But in diving through CoreSite Realty's latest results, I found a number of similar qualities to Realty Income that piqued my interest.

I'm not quite ready to deem CoreSite company worthy of my investment yet. But as shown in the slide show below, a first glance reveals a number of attractive things about this company, and it's undeniably one I'll continue to look into.

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The reason REITs like Realty Income and CoreSite are so attractive is because the smartest investors know that dividend stocks simply crush their non-dividend paying counterparts over the long term. They also know that a well-constructed dividend portfolio creates wealth steadily, while still allowing you to sleep like a baby. Knowing how valuable such a portfolio might be, our top analysts put together a report on a group of high-yielding stocks that should be in any income investor's portfolio. To see our free report on these stocks, just click here now.


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A Financial Plan on an Index Card

Keeping it simple.

Aug 7, 2015 at 11:26AM

Two years ago, University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack wrote his entire financial plan on an index card.

It blew up. People loved the idea. Financial advice is often intentionally complicated. Obscurity lets advisors charge higher fees. But the most important parts are painfully simple. Here's how Pollack put it:

The card came out of chat I had regarding what I view as the financial industry's basic dilemma: The best investment advice fits on an index card. A commenter asked for the actual index card. Although I was originally speaking in metaphor, I grabbed a pen and one of my daughter's note cards, scribbled this out in maybe three minutes, snapped a picture with my iPhone, and the rest was history.

More advisors and investors caught onto the idea and started writing their own financial plans on a single index card.

I love the exercise, because it makes you think about what's important and forces you to be succinct.

So, here's my index-card financial plan:


Everything else is details. 

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