Hard to even comprehend, but this great story, courtesy the Wall Street Journal‘s Anna Prior, recounts how Ronald Read accumulated an estate valued at almost $8 million.
Ronald Read, who passed away at the age of 92, made a modest living pumping gas for many years at a Gulf gas station in Brattleboro, Vermont. I always try to recommend the best stocks to buy so that we can all invest toward Ronald Read’s success.
So, for the first time since I created my buy list — well over a decade ago — I have given my list of common stock names a complete overhaul. I have spent weeks in the process with the goal of giving you not only a roster of dividend payers but also a list where every core company has increased its dividend for a minimum of 10 consecutive years.
I have rounded out the core list with a handful of special situation dividend payers, and here are some of the top common stocks you should be buying now.