Brian Bollinger, Simply Safe Dividends

My name is Brian Bollinger, and I am the President of Simply Safe Dividends. Prior to starting the company, I was an equity research analyst for a multi-billion dollar investment fund. I really enjoyed my work and have spent over 10,000 hours researching, analyzing, and recommending stock ideas. From calling up management teams to digging through annual reports, my research experiences have exposed me to many different types of industries, companies, and investment situations. I am also a registered Certified Public Accountant, which has helped me better analyze financial statements and get to the bottom of some of the more dreadful accounting issues, such as deferred taxes. Prior to joining the investment management industry, I attended school at Indiana University, where I triple majored in finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship and was fortunate to graduate in the top 1% of my class. At graduation, I also received the William A. Rawles Key Award, which is presented annually to the single senior in the school of business having the most distinguished record in the undergraduate program. Work experience and education aside, I am a straight shooter. I believe in only providing stock analysis that is rooted in the facts and offers a balanced look at the pros and cons of a particular investment opportunity. You will never find gimmicky analysis, sensational headlines, or careless recommendations at Simply Safe Dividends. Everything we do is done with integrity.

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This Stock Yields 4%-Plus and Has Paid Uninterrupted Dividends Since the 1920s

March 24, 2017

It seems likely to remain a safe and appealing income investment for many years to come...
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4% Rule Versus Dividend Stocks: What’s Best for a Safe Retirement?

March 23, 2017

Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of the 4% rule, as well as if high-yield, dividend growth investing may be an appealing alternative choice to consider for meeting your long-term income needs...
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Higher Interest Rates Impact Utilities: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

March 21, 2017

Let's take a look at how utilities are affected by higher interest rates, and why higher interest rates could pose several growth challenges. Most importantly, find out how your own diversified dividend portfolio should be positioned in this new era of higher borrowing costs and rising yields...
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Higher Interest Rates Impact MLPs: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

March 20, 2017

Let's take a look at why MLPs are so interest rate sensitive, and more importantly how MLP investors should position themselves going forward...
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Higher Interest Rates Impact REITs: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

March 19, 2017

Now that interest rates are finally on the rise, many dividend investors are understandably concerned about whether or not REITs are still a good sector to own. Let's find out what REIT investors need to know to better manage the risk in their portfolios as interest rates potentially rise…
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This Safe Dividend Growth Stock is Down 15%-Plus Since July

March 16, 2017
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It remains a core holding in our Conservative Retirees dividend portfolio...
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A High-Yield, Fast-Growing Utility Stock

March 13, 2017
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Not all utilities require one to sacrifice growth for a safe, high yield. This global utility in particular appears to have a long runway for income growth...
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Warning: This is One of the Riskiest High-Yield Stocks You Can Own

March 8, 2017

If you value dividend security, you should probably avoid it…
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The 10 Best Stocks to Own for Retirement

March 7, 2017

Each of the stocks in this report yields between 4% and 6%, has an extremely high Dividend Safety Score, is less volatile than the broader market, outperformed during the last recession, and has increased its dividend for at least 5 straight years. In other words, these are appealing companies to consider owning in a...
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Equity Indexed Annuities: Pros and Cons for a Safe Retirement

March 4, 2017

It's essential to understand the different options available to both maximize your retirement savings and shield that money from loss. One such option that has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade is an insurance product called an equity indexed annuity (also known as a fixed indexed annuity, or just an index annuity)....
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