Geoff is the founder of Quantext. Geoff was an early contributor to SeekingAlpha and now writes regularly for Advisor Perspectives and Financial Planning. He has been working in asset management analytics and research for more than ten years. Before entering finance, Geoff was a research scientist for NASA. Geoff holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science and a BS in Physics. Quantext is a strategic adviser to FOLIOfn,Inc. (www.foliofn.com (http://www.foliofn.com)), an innovative brokerage firm specializing in offering and trading portfolios for advisors and individual investors. You can find additional resources, including how to download and run a fully-functional trial version of Quantext's Monte Carlo portfolio planning solution, on the Quantext website (http://www.quantext.com/).
Hi – Maurice here - PhD sort (interested in investments with a focus on dividend income) long, value, growth, dividend income investment. Our household: myself, the love of my life (the really brilliant one) and our two companion Labs who do seen to have it all figured out. In a former life I was a Research Scientist (Retired Immunologist/ Discovery Research). My interests/ activities past and present which help define who I am: Artist, photographer, adventure traveler, scientist, ultra-marathon cyclist, alpine masters ski racer, long distance motorcyclist, teen age FCC First Class radio telephone engineer (helped pay for my education), Extra Class amateur radio operator, Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer Africa (recommend), 50 years of active personal investment learning experience (been there, done that, still learning). My personal Best general recent recommended read: “Hello Harold: A Veteran Financial Advisor Shares Stories to Help Make You Be a Better Investor” a $4 Kindle Edition by Harold Evensky author. My recommended Best and longtime user Portfolio Planner tool (QPP)- Quantext's portfolio management tool which generates forward looking projections of risk and return for portfolios of stocks, ETF's and mutual funds – and Geoff’s commentaries, and naturally my personal current Best recommended retirement investing author Dennis Dugan together with his Dugan Scoring System as applied to David Fish’s All CCC listing which I am still adapting to our families personal retirement portfolio management going forward.
I am 40 and would like to retire before 60. I am fortunate to work for a state government and I am vested in their pension. So, I am set when I turn 60+. Because I don't have to worry about saving for a normal retirement age, I have been able to put almost all of my savings towards the goal of early retirement, by investing in a taxable brokerage account.