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By Fred Fuld
SAN FRANCISCO (
) - Recently, Jim Cramer reminded "Mad Money" viewers of an often-overlooked perk of stocks that pay dividends: the tax advantage.
Earnings from dividends are only taxed at 15%,
" he said, one of the reasons why dividends are his "secret weapon" in saving for retirement.
There are hundreds of portfolios at Stockpickr dedicated to dividend-paying stocks (to find them, just enter "dividend" in the
). For example, there's the
portfolio and the
portfolio. (To create your own portfolio, just
David Peltier, portfolio manager of the
, says investors should "
focus on companies that are raising their dividends
." With that in mind, every week Stockpickr reviews the recent dividend declarations and compiles a portfolio of
-- Written by Fred Fuld in San Francisco.
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