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 One of the Safest and Fastest-Growing Dividends in Telecom

May 10, 2017

Assuming the company is able to deliver annual earnings growth between 6% and 8% over the coming years, the stock appears to offer annual total return potential of 10% to 12%...
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Vodafone Group (VOD): A High Dividend Opportunity or Value Trap?

May 9, 2017

Telecom stocks often serve as core holdings for income investors who have a low tolerance for risk, especially retirees living off dividends. Let’s take a closer look at Vodafone Group (VOD), one of the world’s largest telecom behemoths, to see if its 5.7% dividend yield is safe and appealing for our Conservative Retirees dividend...
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Six Tips for Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) Investors

May 8, 2017

Today is a true golden age for retail investors because there has never been an easier or more cost effective way for people to save and grow their wealth and income over time. That said, keep these six tips in mind to best maximize your chances of meeting your long-term financial goals...
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Preferred Stock Investing Guide

May 7, 2017

There are a number of differences between preferred shares and common dividend stocks, as well as bonds. However, many preferred stocks offer higher yields and solid income security, making them a potentially appealing choice for retirement income. Let’s take a closer look at preferred shares to help you determine if preferred stock could be...
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30 High Yield Stocks for Income — May 2017 Update

May 4, 2017

These stocks offer an average dividend yield greater than 4%, have increased their dividends for at least five consecutive years, and maintain healthy Dividend Safety Scores…
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This High-Yield Stock Has Paid Dividends Since 1857

April 28, 2017

In Canada, it’s known as one of the most dependable dividend growth stocks you can own...
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Dividend Aristocrat Grainger (GWW) is Down 24% Since February: Buying Opportunity or Amazon Victim?

April 26, 2017

Let’s take a closer look at Grainger, the risks posed by Amazon, and whether or not its recent dip could be a buying opportunity for long-term dividend growth investors…
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Dividend Aristocrat Cardinal Health (CAH) Drops 12% — Buying Opportunity or Value Trap?

April 24, 2017

Let’s take a closer look at why the market was so disappointed with Cardinal Health’s business update and if the stock could be an attractive investment opportunity for our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio…
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“What Should I Do if Another Verizon Happens?”

April 23, 2017

After reading my recent article on Verizon, one of our members asked me the following question: "If I see apparently-cautionary stats like a spike in the payout ratio, and a sudden decline in free cash flow per share, but the Dividend Safety Score is high, do I ignore my instincts to avoid the stock,...
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A Quality REIT With 20% Annual Dividend Growth

April 17, 2017

For investors seeking long-term dividend growth and capital appreciation, it appears to be an interesting candidate to consider...
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