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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How Safe is ExxonMobil’s (XOM) Dividend?

October 11, 2016
Protecting money

The company is the ultimate blue chip dividend stock in the oil patch, but even it hasn’t been spared the carnage of what’s being called the worst oil crash in nearly 50 years. So naturally, many conservative investors living off dividends are wondering how safe the legendary oil giant’s dividend really is...
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Disney (DIS): 3 Risks to Consider Despite the Strong Dividend Growth

October 9, 2016

Let’s take a closer look at the issues weighing on Disney and whether or not a possible buying opportunity could be around the corner...
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Is Wal-Mart’s (WMT) Dividend Safe?

October 7, 2016

The company just issued disappointing guidance for next fiscal year...
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A Guide to Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

October 6, 2016

Investing in REITs can provide dividend investors with high yields, steadily growing payouts, nice diversification, and an attractive income stream for retirement living. Here’s the essential information investors need to know about REITs to make better informed decisions…
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This Dividend Growth Stock Offers One of the Safest Dividends in the Entire Market

October 5, 2016

Its “Dividend Safety Score” is 98 out of 100, which indicates that the dividend is extremely secure and that investors should be able to count on safely collecting it. In addition, its “Dividend Growth Score” is 95 out of 100, which indicates that the dividend has extremely good growth potential...
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Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs: Which is Better for Dividends?

October 2, 2016

Let’s take a closer look at IRAs, how they are taxed, and the effects of holding dividend-paying...
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Buffett’s New Favorite Dividend Growth Stock

September 29, 2016

It’s a seemingly undervalued, best-in-breed refiner whose growing diversification means solid dividend safety and strong growth potential for years to come…
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Chevron (CVX): How Safe is the Dividend?

September 27, 2016

Let’s take a look at how much longer the company can potentially maintain its dividend in today’s environment…
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Annuities: Pros and Cons Versus Dividend Stocks

September 26, 2016

Two of the most common choices for maximizing retirement savings are dividend stocks and annuities. That said, having at least a basic understanding of how annuities work, the pros and cons of annuities, and how they compare to dividend stocks, will reduce potential confusion and help with better planning...
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This Stock Offers Safe, Growing Dividends and a Solid Yield

September 25, 2016
This Stock Offers Safe, Growing Dividends and a Solid Yield

The company yields 3.4%, has increased its dividend every year since 2003, and has recorded annual dividend growth in excess of 20% over the last five years…
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