Semi-retired consultant residing in beautiful northeast Georgia. Over 40 years of responsible experience in planning, finances and investment management. Primary focus is on portfolio development for retired (or nearly retired) individuals who do not possess great wealth. The Protected Principal Retirement portfolio seeks medium-high yield vehicles, including dividend stocks, REITs, energy MLP's, and Closed-End funds.
I am a recently retired high school teacher. During my working career, my 403b plan (similar to 401k) was restricted to mutual funds. In the last three years I have converted most of my mutual funds to dividend growth stocks with many of them being dividend champions. Apple was one of my non-dividend investments initially as I looked to it for growth. I was delighted when they initiated their dividend as I hadn't expected it.
Seeking Alpha is a godsend to the not particularly well informed investor and I have learned a lot from the many excellent writers. As an avid reader, my knowledge pertaining to investing continues to grow as do most of my investments and the dividends I derive from them.
I am a keen dividend growth investor with a new found passion in the stock market and buying income on sale. Although a fan of the lower risk DGI method, I am all in for financial freedom and attempting to retire by 30. I am therefore willing to take on more risk to get there and I am now investing into higher yield stocks predominantly MReits, BDCS and Reits. I firmly believe that this approach will get me there faster alongside investing in undervalued dividend growth stocks that will compound better in the long run. I am looking at a complete 50/50 split of DGI growth stocks for stability and 50% high yield alternatives.