If Your Net Worth Is Invested In Your Employer’s Stock

Imagine you spent the past thirty-five years of your life working for Colgate-Palmolive. During your time there, you recognized the greatness of the company. You soaked up the history, knowing that the original William Colgate & Company founded on Dutch Street in 1806 to sell soaps and candles had resulted in a business that had been profitable for 87% of the time that the United States America existed. You know that the private owners collected their dividend checks through the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the 1896 introduction of toothpaste in a tube marked the point from which it would never again cut its dividend.

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