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3 Steps to Beating the Retirement Income Shortage

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. This is an apt description of retirement income investors who definitely want and need more dividends, but are going about it in the wrong way.For bond investors (NYSEARCA:BOND), yields on 10-Year U.S. Treasuries (ChicagoOptions:^TNX) have slid almost 12% since the start of the year. That means less income and less cash flow is coming from your bond investments. Buy more bonds isn’t the solution.For stock investors, the yield on the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:VOO) is around 60% less today compared to the early 1980s. (See chart below) Buying more stocks isn’t the solution.Let’s examine a few ways that people nearing retirement or already retired can beat the income shortage they face.Step 1:  Tilt Toward Dividend Sectors Tilting your investments toward high yielding sectors is one way for beating the retirement income shortage.Instead of chasing sectors with the simply the highest historical yie...

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