There are thousands of people each year who continue to work into their 60s when they wish they could simply retire or reduce their workload. But because they don't know what they actually need to retire, they keep right on working. But with today's online planning tools, nearly anybody can figure out when they can retire comfortably and what they need to do to get to that spot. Let's look at an example of a couple that is thinking about retiring when they're 58 years old.
Wal-Mart (WMT) has had a rough year, as has just about any company in the grocery business besides Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM). With Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) purchase of Whole Foods, the entire grocery industry is shaking in their boots. But Wal-Mart is no ordinary grocer. In many ways, they are already Amazon and Whole Foods wrapped into one. It may have gone unnoticed by some, but Wal-Mart’s website and web presence in general has improved dramatically over the years.
As the market propels ever higher, it is not getting any easier to find good value for our retirement portfolios. But there are still great dividend paying stocks out there that can make all the difference in the world for your retirement situation. One of my favorite dividend payers for my retirement portfolio is Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK). This utility company has never cut their dividend and continues to pay out nearly a 4% dividend yield.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".