Became interested in DGI after reading Bruce Miller's book on Investing for Income Only. Discovered SeekingAlpha, started learning from the community, and began moving investments in my IRAs to dividend-paying stocks.
Danish Dividend Growth Investor (DDGI) since April 20, 2010.
One of my favorite quotes:
"The analogy I have always liked is that it (the stockmarket) is akin to watching a person with a yo-yo walking up the stairs. Everyone focuses on the yo-yo going up and down, while the real story is the consistent movement of the person up the stairs." Tom A. Lewis (Realty Income Corporation)
Born and raised in a small mid-western town. Taught the value of saving and investing though funds were initially limited. Consolidated & converted index portfolios to DGI over the last couple of years. Income is ~50% of required balance to achieve FI, with less than a decade to early retirement. Hope to continue to learn and deploy ideas learned from SA authors.
I started a dividend growth investment strategy a few years ago and am aggressively growing my portfolio to churn out enough dividends to reach financial independence.