Robert Powell is longtime financial journalist and a regular contributor to TheStreet and USA Today. He also serves as editor of the Retirement Management Journal, a peer-reviewed professional journal and program/curriculum director of the online Retirement Management Analyst program at Salem State University.  Previously, he served as editor of Retirement Weekly; managing director of Dalbar, a mutual fund research and publishing concern; and managing director of Acadient, an online financial education company. He has written about personal finance, investments, and retirement since 1986 and is currently enrolled in the Boston University Program for Financial Planners, a CFP Board-registered program. 

Advisers say investors seeking safety and a yield greater than 3% could consider these two asset classes.
Income investors who are comfortable with the risks should consider high-quality business development companies.
Strike a balance when investing in fixed income.
Options for ETFs that hold short-term Treasury bills and floating rate investment-grade bonds as well as other strategies.
6 names to consider in these high-yield sectors.
Private market credit, peer-to-peer lending and senior loans have similar risk profiles to traditional fixed-income securities.
Consider these securities for your portfolio in a rising interest rate environment.
A diversified portfolio of high income investments is the best approach for income seekers.
Income seeking through dividend-paying common stocks has become too common, says one adviser.
A better option for those seeking dividends is dividend growth-oriented funds and ETFs.

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