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.

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3 Stocks to Supplement Your Social Security Income

Companies that pay dividends, have increased their dividends in the past, and look capable of continuing to increase those payments can be great places to hunt for ways to provide supplemental income.


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Even Current Retirees May Not Get Their Full Social Security

One quick look at both the 2017 Social Security Trustees Report and an actuarial table leads to a grim conclusion.


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Is It Ever OK to Invest While You're in Debt?

It's a trade-off between risk and potential reward. Balance the two to make the right decision for yourself.


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3 Awful Stocks for Retirees

While these three companies may be appropriate for other investors, they each have at least one good reason to remain out of a retiree's portfolio.


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4 Ways to Tap Your Retirement Money Early

Money you sock away for your retirement in qualified plans is generally tied up until you're age 59 1/2. Here are four approaches to get at that money sooner.

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Even in This Rich Market, Kinder Morgan Is Offering Investors Value

Although it's still recovering from its previous balance sheet scare, Kinder Morgan's operations remain strong.


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5 Stocks That Pay You to Own Them

You take risks by investing. Why not own businesses that directly reward you for those risks?


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5 Dividend Investing Tips That Can Earn You Thousands

Having a dividend-focused strategy can be a lucrative way to invest. Just be sure to focus on more than just the cash payment itself to improve your chances of success.


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11 Steps to a Million-Dollar Retirement Nest Egg

A few small steps today can lead to a giant nest egg in your future.


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Why You Shouldn't Expect Much From Social Security

There's a very good chance you won't get what Social Security projects for your benefit level.

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3 Smart Roth IRA Moves

Your Roth IRA can play an incredibly important part of your overall retirement plan. By following these three moves with yours, you can potentially improve the benefits it brings you.


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Wow! Here's How Much the Average College Graduate Earns in Their First Year

A college degree can still be worth it, particularly if you pick a good major and get clever about how you cover the costs.


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When Should You Start Social Security? 5 Things to Consider

Your lifetime Social Security retirement benefit is expected to be about the same no matter when you start collecting. Still, when you start collecting matters when viewed in the context of your end-to-end retirement plan.


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Avoid These 3 Social Security Mistakes

Social Security plays a vital role in the retirement plans of millions of Americans. Staying away from these three mistakes can help you make sure it can do the same for you.


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9 Brand-Name Companies That Provide at Least a 5% 401(k) Match

These companies are near the head of the class when it comes to this lucrative employee benefit.

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This Pipeline Giant Could Offer Retirees Sustainable Income

Kinder Morgan has emerged far stronger than it was before its late 2015 dividend cut, and that provides an opportunity for investors.


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Read This Before You Buy Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks can be a great addition to your portfolio, but only if you know what to look for and what to avoid when selecting them.


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3 Stocks to Supplement Your Social Security Income

Companies with shareholder-friendly dividend policies and solid balance sheets deserve special consideration for a retiree's portfolio.


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3 Proven Ways to Increase Your Social Security

Your Social Security retirement benefit is based on a standardized formula. By changing just a few of the numbers that affect your benefit level, you can increase what you're able to take out of it in retirement.


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How to Retire Happily on Less Than $1 Million

With a little creative planning, you can enjoy your golden years even with a smaller nest egg.