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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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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This Stock is a Quality Dividend Aristocrat for Long-Term Income and Growth

March 2, 2017

The company pays one of the safest dividends in the market, yields close to 3%, offers mid-single digit payout growth, and sells recession-resistant products (all qualities that are appealing for retired investors living on dividends)...
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Target (TGT) Tumbles 12%: What Dividend Growth Investors Need to Know

March 1, 2017

In short, just because a company's dividend remains safe doesn't mean a stock is a quality long-term holding...
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Bill Gates’ Portfolio: Reviewing the Richest Man in the World’s Dividend Stocks

February 26, 2017

This is the February 2017 update…
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Special Dividend Definitions, Rules, and Impact on Stock Price

February 25, 2017

Let's take a closer look at what a special dividend is, how special dividends impact a stock's price, taxes on special dividends, and everything in between that you need to know...
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This Dividend King Just Sold Off

February 24, 2017

While it still trades at a premium to the market, the company's superior business quality and intact long-term growth opportunities make its valuation more reasonable. And its dividend remains very safe with double-digit annual growth potential...
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Guide to Taxes on Dividends

February 23, 2017

Let's take a detailed look at all of the most important considerations you need to keep in mind when it comes to the tax effects of various dividend investing vehicles...
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Annuity Surrender Charges: Read the Fine Print

February 22, 2017

We all know that it's extremely important to actually read a contract before signing it, but making sure you actually understand all the unique features of your chosen annuity is only half of it. The major aspects -- the parts that annuity companies and agents alike often skim over -- are called surrender charges,...
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