When mulling over your newly opened retirement plan, or the one you just rolled over, you’ve got some big decisions to make. Hire outside help? Manage it yourself? And if you do the latter, that opens up a whole ‘nother can of worms.
My thought: If you’re going with the DIY approach, and you have at least 10 years until your hope-for retirement date, you might want to consider using a dividend growth approach to investing in individual stocks. Dividends are a huge part of the total return of stocks over the long term, and those that can consistently raise their payouts year after year have historically performed much better than those that did not regularly increase the payout to shareholders.
Starting with portfolio of dividend growth stocks with a decent yield and strong payout improvement history can help put your retirement plans within reach. I personally recommend these three dividend growth stocks to buy and hold while the quarterly checks pile up.