As a child most of heard (or watched) Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare. The story is about confident hare that brags about how fast he can run while poking fun at a slow-moving tortoise. The tortoise having tired of the hare’s fodder challenges him to a race. The hare jumps out to an early lead and decides to take a nap midway through the race. When he awakes, he finds that the tortoise made steady progress and beat him to the finish line.
Have you ever stopped to ponder just where are all these get-rich-now infomercial millionaires? I know several people who have purchased one or more of these get-rich-now kits, but I don’t know of anyone who actually got rich from purchasing the kit. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates didn’t build their fortunes with a get-rich-now kit. They worked hard built it steadily over time.
In much the same way, a disciplined approach to investing, such as dividend growth stocks, can be highly effective. Though it may seem boring to many, I find it exciting to see my income growing as the finish line approaches. Consider these slow and steady growers:
|Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)||2.22%||11.01%||36|
|Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)||2.87%||6.48%||38|
|Sysco Corp. (SYY)||3.43%||6.52%||39|
|Federal Realty (FRT)||3.22%||1.53%||42|
|Illinois Tool Works (ITW)||2.68%||4.84%||47|
|3M Company (MMM)||2.36%||2.47%||52|
|Emerson Electric (EMR)||2.51%||1.52%||53|
|Genuine Parts (GPC)||3.64%||2.50%||54|
|Procter & Gamble (PG)||3.12%||6.96%||54|
Full Disclosure: Long WMT, PEP, SYY, CL, ITW, JNJ, KO, MMM, EMR, GPC, PG. See a list of all my income holdings here.
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