Twenty-six-year-olds and their grandfathers may not share the same investment philosophies, but there are a few ideas that transcend generations, according to the results of a recent survey published by Eaton Vance.

For one thing, everyone likes a dividend. For another, no one likes taxes. As a result, most hope Congress will extend or make permanent the 15% dividend tax rates set to expire in 2010, and then to stretch out the time workers are allowed to accumulate savings in other tax-sheltered retirement accounts by repealing the mandatory withdrawal age.

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