Chuck Saletta

Chuck Saletta

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Chuck Saletta is a Motley Fool contributor. His investing style has been inspired by Benjamin Graham's Value Investing strategy.

Recent articles



Will Kinder Morgan Raise Its Dividend in 2017?

At this point, energy pipeline giant Kinder Morgan does not expect to boost its dividend in 2017, but it is setting itself up for a likely increase to the payout in 2018.


My 3 Biggest Stock Holdings

Kinder Morgan, Prudential Financial, and Kroger are three very solid companies that have earned their slots among our household's top holdings.


How Ugly Can the Bond Rout Get?

Because of the way bonds react to interest rate changes, some high-quality bonds can fall around 15%-20% from a single percentage point increase in interest rates.




How Much Free Money Are You Passing Up?

Your employer might have money it wants to hand you that you're passing up. The catch? To get that cash, you first need to contribute to your 401(k) plan.


15 Minutes That Will Help You Retire Richer

It will likely take you around 15 minutes to sign up for your 401(k) at work, and those 15 minutes may be the most important of your financial life.


Will Social Security Cost You More in 2017?

Social Security's wage base is increasing in 2017, raising taxes on people earning more than $118,500. Social Security beneficiaries may also see their taxes increase, depending on their combined income.


Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

Once you're on the government's health insurance plan, your health care costs will be subsidized, but you can still expect to pay a substantial amount on your own.



Why Retirees Should Own Stocks

Owning stocks to cover your longer-term retirement needs can help improve your odds of assuring your investments last as long as your retirement does.

How Big Will My Social Security Check Be?

Your Social Security benefit check is based on your or your spouse's earnings history. The Social Security Administration is happy to share with you its best estimate of what you'll receive.


The 10 Most Important Years of Your Retirement Plan

If you want a successful retirement, the last few years just before you call it quits through the first few years after you've retired are critical to your ultimate financial success.


Can You Live on Social Security Alone?

The typical Social Security retirement payment is barely enough to keep a person above the poverty level. If you want your golden years to be financially comfortable, you'll need more than what Social Security can provide on its own.


The Worst Stock You Could Buy for Your Retirement

It could be a great company to work for. It might even turn out to be a decent investment. And there's a decent chance you'll end up owning shares anyway. But the risks of relying too heavily on this particular company's stock to carry you through your golden years outweigh the potential benefits of ownership.