12/5/2011

As interest income has slowed to a trickle, more advisers are turning to dividends to provide cash to retired clients, experts say. "Dividend yields are up there -- you can get 3% or 3.5% in a diversified portfolio of pretty good stuff, which is a way to maintain purchasing power with the potential to go higher," said Vern Sumnicht, president of Sumnicht & Associates.

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