What If You Treated AT&T Dividends Like A Big Fat Mother Goose?

I recently heard from a reader who mentioned that his wife had over 2,700 shares of AT&T stock sitting in an individual retirement account (IRA), and was seeking my input on whether such a heavy concentration in one stock was wise (this constituted almost the entirety of the IRA assets, in addition to a plain old bond index fund).

I posed the same question to him to rely on to his spouse that I pose to everyone wondering about proper portfolio risk management, “If something super weird happened and this stock went bankrupt, could you deal with it? Would it wreck your life? Would it set back your standard of living substantially?” If … Read the rest of this article!