10 Great Dividend Stocks for Retirement

Age and circumstance matter when it comes to building an ideal portfolio.

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Age and circumstance matter when it comes to building an ideal portfolio. Whereas youngsters have both the time and the wages to make up for losses in the stock market, retirees need income and stability more than flash. Thus, an ideal stock portfolio for a retiree would be a diversified mix of strong companies that pay generous dividends. If the company sells products that are easily explained to the grandkids, that’s a plus.

Here’s a 10-stock portfolio designed to keep your golden years gilded. Stocks are listed in alphabetical order. Prices and related data are as of July 14.

Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com (opens in new tab), is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.