I am retired and manage my IRA which is presently 80% in equities. Prior to retirement I owned a benefits administration that serviced large union pension and health plans in California. That background is useful but I am by no means an expert in equity investing and thus my interest in Seeking Alpha and in reading selected authors.
Multiple careers - including computer programming and energy conservation work for non-profits. Semi-retired, still doing a little consulting.
In good shape in terms of accumulation. Moving into distribution as necessary, although other income permits us to not rely completely on investment distribution at this point. Have been gradually picking up pointers from the dividend growth folks for making income investments.
I am retired. I was academically trained as an Institutional Economist specializing in comparative economic sytems. I am very knowledgeable about the old Soviet style command economies as well as the various types of mixed economies that currently exist.