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Dividends are usually paid quarterly or semiannually, but let’s face it: Your bills keep rolling in every month. Fortunately, there are a handful of companies that make monthly dividend payments.

If you’re looking for stocks that provide monthly income, real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are a good place to start. Under SEC rules, they’re required to pay 90% of their taxable incomes as dividends each year. Realty Income (NYSE: O), LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC), and STAG Industrial (NYSE: STAG) are three commercial REITs with strong track records of paying monthly dividends.

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1. Realty Income

Realty Income has trademarked the nickname “The Monthly Dividend Company.” Its latest

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