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 Offers a Safe and Growing Dividend for Retirement Income

June 2, 2017

Its dividend appears to be quite safe thanks to the company’s reasonable payout ratio, regulatory-driven cash flow, investment-grade credit rating, and management’s generally low-risk capital allocation plan...
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The Most Important Metrics for REIT Investing

May 30, 2017

Like with all investments, you have to be careful about which REITs you own and that means understanding the key differences between REITs and regular dividend-paying corporations. Specifically, you need to know which metrics matter most to identifying the best REITs from those that aren’t worth your time...
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This High-Yield Dividend Growth Stock is Worth Keeping on Your Radar

May 29, 2017

I plan to continue watching it for consideration in our Conservative Retirees dividend portfolio…
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Foreign Dividend Withholding Tax Guide

May 28, 2017
Tax Shelter

Let’s take a look at foreign dividend withholding taxes as it applies to U.S. income investors to see what you need to know to invest responsibly in international dividend stocks…
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This High-Yield Stock Could Be Getting Ready to Accelerate its Payout Growth

May 27, 2017

If your main goals are generous, secure, and moderately growing income, keep reading…
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A Guide to Flexible Reinvestment Programs (FRIPs)

May 24, 2017

While these programs may not be for everyone, if you have a relatively large portfolio and have the time and interest to follow your holdings rather closely, then they could be a reasonable way to optimize your portfolio’s long-term income and wealth compounding power...
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Bill Gates’ Portfolio: Reviewing the Richest Man in the World’s Dividend Stocks

May 22, 2017

This the May 2017 update. Each business on this list has a long operating history and has some kind of combination of hard-to-replicate assets, strong brand recognition, and numerous opportunities for long-term earnings growth. Most of them also have long track records of rewarding shareholders with higher dividends...
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Cisco (CSCO) Drops 8% — Buying Opportunity for Dividend Investors or Value Trap?

May 19, 2017
Cisco (CSCO) Drops 8% — Buying Opportunity for Dividend Investors or Value Trap?

Let’s take a closer look at why the market was so disappointed with Cisco’s latest earnings report and evaluate if its dip could be a buying opportunity for investors seeking the best high dividend stocks or signs of a value trap...
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A Fast-Growing, High-Yielding Utility Stock

May 16, 2017
power lines

Let’s take a closer look at what has made this company such a remarkable success story and if it’s likely to continue generating industry-leading growth over the coming years to make it a “buy and hold forever” dividend growth stock...
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A Guide to Investing in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs)

May 15, 2017

Like with most high-yield stock classes, MLPs have their own unique challenges when it comes to successfully investing for the long-term. Let’s take a look at what makes MLPs different than regular dividend stocks and what things investors need to focus on in order to navigate these challenging and potentially treacherous waters...
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