Dividend stocks are an essential part of retiring with financial security. But many retirees make a very simple and avoidable mistake with their dividend stocks: they choose the highest-yielding stocks available rather than thinking about longer-term prospects for their portfolios.
Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world. Follow @DanCaplinger
- Jun 7, 2014 at 7:25AM
- Investment Planning