Topic Archives: Government Properties Income Trust (GOV)

Digging into Personal Finance’s “Does the Government Owe You An Extra $1,003 a Month in Benefits” pitch

This article originally appeared on September 14, when the teaser pitch was circulating with a September 15 “deadline” to get your “extra $1,003 a month in benefits.” We’re getting a lot of questions about it again, so we’re republishing this article… other than the move to a December 15 “deadline,” the ad appears unchanged (and […]

“Dividend Superstations: Network of money-payout machines is quietly being developing in all 50 states”

Several readers have asked me this week what “Dividend Superstations” are… so that’s the target for the Thinkolator today. The ad comes from Brett Owens for his Contrarian Income Report, which is usually sold as a service that looks for a “secure 8% ‘no withdrawal’ return” for retirement — an admirable goal, and not terribly […]

What’s “Social Security Insurance” — can you really “Act Before 9/28/2016 and lock in $43,543 for life?

This ad caught my eye, because Nathan Slaughter (or his ad copywriter) is doing the same thing a lot of newsletter pundits do: Comparing apples to oranges in trying to give the impression that there’s some “secret” alternative to social security that save your retirement. (There is the old “secret” alternative, of course, it’s called […]

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