Retired Project Manager - 38 years with a national utility. Married 38 years and have 3 wonderful kids. USAF Veteran. Investing primarily in solid dividend paying companies with focus to generate income, capital appreciation is of secondary concern but still important. As an SA Contributor I write about dividend investing general principles and strategies. I'll also write about concepts that apply across the investment spectrum but my focus is generally directed to dividend paying companies. I tend to be conservative in investing approach. I invest and trade so as to increase my "discretionary" income. I live off my retirement pension and want to increase my account to provide additional income in future years. I'm 62 but haven't made a determination as to when I'll start using the additional income, preferring to remain flexible. As a side note the profile picture is not me, it's my great grand-dad who was born in 1833, fought in the Civil War, fathered 11 children (the last one born when he was 67), worked hard as a farmer to take care of them, and died in 1910. I use it as inspiration to remind myself not to get lazy. I am fortunate to have been raised by great parents who set a great example for work ethic and taught me that we can accomplish much if we're willing to apply ourselves. That's why I invest my own money rather than depending on someone else.
Ex pro athlete turned entrepreneur. Founder & CEO at BizON, an online marketplace where people can buy, sell and grow businesses or franchises every day. He is a thought leader on digital marketing & entrepreneurship through acquisition and a mentor to many entrepreneurs.
I am a retired English professor married to a precious metals guy who retired in 2010. I started using Seeking Alpha in 2012 and became a DGI portfolio investor by following the great teachers I found on this site. Currently, we have a $600,000 DGI portfolio that is producing 4% in dividends annually ($24,000). Our other investments include other stocks, precious metals, and real estate.
I'm a 50 y/o medical tech. I had used a 'professional' investor for some of my retirement investments, until i noticed that I had better results on my own, (rather than whatever company he was representing). Now i'm an advocate of DGI, and have opened and rolled over most of my money into a broker and do my own stock picking, heavily influenced by a few select authors here at Seeking Alpha.
A "stock market enthusiast". Active trader/ investor. Have an engineering education, Owned company that built and furnished Food Service facilities, General Contracting and Construction in NYC, Day Traded for about 10 years, Recently retired from Commercial Real Estate and Business Brokerage business.