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EP #167 | Why Dividends are better than Income from a 9-to-5 | & What about Walgreens and PepsiCo?

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Welcome to Episode 167 of Dividend Talk, where we dive deep into the world of dividends, financial freedom, and stock market strategies. This week, we're exploring a fundamental question: Are dividends better than income from a job?

In the News of the Week, we discuss Microsoft's recent $69 billion Activision deal and how it overcame regulatory obstacles in Britain. Plus, we break down Walgreens' earnings report, highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on their financial performance.

Our Main Topic explores the benefits of dividend income versus traditional job income. We discuss how dividends can lead to less stress, more financial success, and even offer a degree of job security. Learn why dividends can be a powerful wealth-building tool that grows faster than your salary.

We also tackle listener questions, covering topics like preferred Closed-End Funds (CEFs), exit strategies, and the potential of stocks like Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Plus, we answer questions about oversold stocks, frugality, and dividend growth prospects.

Join us as we share insights, tackle listener questions, and help you navigate the world of dividends and financial independence. If you're looking to escape the 9-to-5 grind and secure your financial future, this episode is a must-listen.

Tune in and discover whether dividends are your ticket to a more financially secure future. Remember to subscribe, rate, and share Dividend Talk for more financial wisdom and insights.

PS: Don't forget to participate in this week's podcast poll: Do you sell directly after a dividend cut? Cast your vote with "Yes" or "No."

In the podcast episode, the following stocks are mentioned along with their ticker symbols:

  1. Microsoft - Ticker symbol: MSFT
  2. Activision - (Acquired by Microsoft)
  3. Walgreens - Ticker symbol: WBA
  4. PepsiCo - Ticker symbol: PEP
  5. Coca-Cola - Ticker symbol: KO
  6. Lilly (Eli Lilly and Company) - Ticker symbol: LLY
  7. Novo (Novo Nordisk) - Ticker symbol: NVO
  8. Viatris - Ticker symbol: VTRS
  9. Aalberts - Ticker symbol: AALB
  10. Illinois Tool Works - Ticker symbol: ITW
  11. Roche - Ticker symbol: ROG (Genussscheine - Profit participation certificates)
  12. CRH - Ticker symbol: CRH
  13. McDonald's - Ticker symbol: MCD
  14. Sika - Ticker symbol: SIKA
  15. Estee Lauder Companies - Ticker symbol: EL

These stocks are discussed in the context of various questions, news, and topics throughout the podcast episode.

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