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.

Web Site:

Is Verizon’s (VZ) Dividend Safe?

April 16, 2017

A number of readers have emailed me in recent weeks wondering about Verizon's dividend safety. Their anxiety developed after reading several articles online that suggested the company's dividend was no longer sustainable because its free cash flow did not cover it last year. I'll do my best to walk through Verizon's financial statements and...
Read More »

This is One of the Safest High-Yield BDCs Available

April 14, 2017

It could make for a reasonable addition to a diversified dividend portfolio…
Read More »

This Stock’s Dividend is One of the Safest in the World

April 13, 2017

In addition, shareholders are likely to enjoy stronger than average income growth from the company in the coming years…
Read More »

Annaly Capital Management (NLY): Is Its 10.6% Dividend Yield Safe When Interest Rates Rise?

April 11, 2017
Protecting money

Let's take a closer look at one of the most popular mREITs to see if it should be considered by those who need secure and dependable dividend income, such as retirees...
Read More »

I Just Sold This Dividend Aristocrat

April 10, 2017

I decided to exit shares while the current bull market continues on, reallocating my capital into other ideas for our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio...
Read More »

Las Vegas Sands (LVS): High-Yield Dividend Income or a Risky Gamble?

April 9, 2017

Given the company's high levels of insider ownership, let's see if its high dividend could be worth a roll of the dice for our Conservative Retirees dividend portfolio…
Read More »

This Dividend Achiever Could Offer Total Return Potential of 10%-12% per Year

April 3, 2017

It has one of the best long-term distribution growth track records in its industry, and it should see plenty of profitable growth opportunities over the next decade...
Read More »

28 High-Yield Stocks for Income

April 2, 2017

Almost all of these high-yielders offer an average dividend yield greater than 4%, have increased their dividends for at least five consecutive years, and maintain healthy Dividend Safety Scores…
Read More »

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...
Read More »

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...
Read More »