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4 Reasons to Invest in Dividend-Paying Stocks for Retirement

James Brumley, The Motley Fool
4 Reasons to Invest in Dividend-Paying Stocks for Retirement

Younger investors generally seek growth from their stocks, and for good reason. While some retirees may have some room in their portfolios for risk-laden growth names, as a whole, most people looking to live off their savings and investments will want to overweight their holdings with less volatile dividend stocks. The average monthly Social Security check as of the beginning of this year was just a hair above $1,500, according to numbers from the AARP.