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Recession-Proof Retirement Income

Wealth Daily's Weekend Edition

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 29, 2012

There's no tiptoeing around it...

Our economy's in a pretty grim place.

The latest census report revealed we're in the worst shape we've been in the last 50 years.

Alas, the world still turns as people starve for better investment opportunities with real longevity, penny-pinching until they find it.

I'm a penny-pincher myself, so when I learned I'd have four surprise houseguests this weekend, I knew I had to stock the fridge on a budget...

With such little notice, I rushed to the nearest store against my boyfriend's instructions to head to the Wal-Mart that's a few miles out of my way (he's a CPA who's always trying to help me avoid irresponsible financial decisions).

Foolishly, I didn't listen to him.

All the sale items at the local store were sold out, so a trip elsewhere was necessary...

Wal-Mart had everything I wanted at prices that can't be beat. Plus my bill didn't break the bank. I saved almost as much as I spent — a fair trade-off for the extra travel time.

There's a reason Wal-Mart shares are up 23% year to date.

We're in a recession predicted to be worse than the Great Depression. Nobody's above saving an extra dollar any way they can.


That's why I wasn't surprised when Brian Hicks told me Wal-Mart is poised to post annual revenues of half-a-trillion dollars within the next two years, with shares tripling in five.

If there's anything I've learned in the past few years, it's that people want to save every dollar they can — and they're yearning for safer investments not susceptible to market volatility.

People want to safeguard themselves from risk with recession-proof plays.

Now, recession-proof plays may sound too good to be true —  but not if you've seen our research on the lucrative yet safe world of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

REITs offer reliable income returns unmatched by almost any other sector of the market.

I personally knew very little about them until a friend, a CPA and lawyer specializing in REITs, sent me some information...

Intrigued, I began reading more about some wildly profitable dividend plays to fully understand what I was missing out on.

Today I want to share what I discovered with you...

Profitable, recession-proof businesses like Wal-Mart pay REIT landlords every month.

That means all REIT investors get paid a portion of the lump sum — averaging 29.7% returns for investors each year.

So investors like you and me can receive 52 extra paychecks each and every year!

Imagine making anywhere from an extra $1,000 to $22,220 every month without the tedious labor of starting a new business from scratch or the hassle of taking on a second job...

Besides, it's not exactly the best time to start a business or plausibly land a another job providing equal income.

As much as it pains me to say it, it doesn't sound like the economy is going to improve much any time soon. And certainly not during an election year, when campaigns and agendas are manipulated to win votes, not to fix fiscal problems...

It is possible to  give yourself some peace of mind and security amidst our currently bleak economic situation.

You just have to know where to look.

Best wishes for a prosperous future,

Brittany Stepniak
Analyst,  Wealth Daily

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