Re: Anyone want to talk stocks and retirement?
I am quite a bit younger than you are but I look towards dividends in all my investments. If you like the dividend increasers check out VIG or SDY. Both are ETF's, VIG is a dividend appreciating ETF and SDY is the dividend aristocrats.
For yield I like utilities, telecom, and consumer staples. I know there isn't huge upside growth but I also like the "monopoly" aspects of Utilities. Looking close to home PG, CINF, DUK, and AEP all have attractive yeilds, have paid dividends for a long long time, and increase them regurarly.