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The Smartest Dividend Aristocrats to Buy With $500 Right Now

·4 min read
The Smartest Dividend Aristocrats to Buy With $500 Right Now

Dividend Aristocrats are an elite group of dividend-paying S&P 500 stocks that have long histories (a minimum of 25 consecutive years) of increasing dividends year after year. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are investment vehicles specifically designed to pay out dividends and generally have outsized dividend yields. If a REIT invests in real estate and distributes most of its income as dividends, it's exempt from paying corporate income taxes.