Gold, silver, dividend stocks and reinvesting the dividends. Recently calculated what I will get from my German and UK pension. Let's call it a rude awakening Don't want to be dependent on government pension or support when I retire, so I started a while ago to put money aside for high-yield dividend stocks. Even though they might not pay any dividend in the next 1-2 years I am looking to get blue chips like BP, Royal Dutch, CocaCola, Gazprom, German insurance companies, IBM, Cisco and a dozen more as soon as the price for these stocks dips badly. 2009 levels would be nice. Including mining stocks, not for the dividends but the potential return. Ever since I bought a few shares of Gazprom and Mobilnye Telesystemi and received around 8% dividends for the former and +10% for the latter I am hooked.
Depends on your investment time frame of course. For me it's 25 years of continually adding to the portfolio and never taking any money out.