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5 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement Income

These high-dividend stocks don't just throw off crazy yield; they're actually pretty dependable, too

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Best Dividend Stocks for Retirement – AT&T (T)

AT&T stock highest dividend stocksT Dividend Yield: 5.1%

I mentioned telecom earlier, so let’s start with AT&T (T). The venerable telecom company may not be growing earnings so much, but there’s nothing wrong with a company that routinely generates $14 billion of annual free cash flow. AT&T uses about 70% of that FCF to pay shareholders, making T stock one of the highest-dividend stocks out there, and one of the most secure.

AT&T’s purchase of DirecTV (DTV) shouldn’t affect its ability to pay that dividend, either, since DTV has great FCF as well.

T stock doesn’t have much volatility, so capital preservation isn’t much of a worry, and its 5%-plus yield is safe for a long time.

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