Ironman is the alias of the blogger at Political Calculations, a site that develops, applies and presents both established and cutting edge theory to the topics of investing, business and economics. We should acknowledge that Ironman is either formerly or currently, and quite possibly, simultaneously employed as some kind of engineer, researcher, analyst, rocket scientist, editor and perhaps as a teacher of some kind or another. The scary thing is that's not even close to being a full list of Ironman's professions and we should potentially acknowledge that Ironman may or may not be one person. We'll leave it to our readers to sort out which Ironman might behind any of the posts that do appear here or comments that appear elsewhere on the web!
My wife and I are baby boomers, newly retired administrators who worked together at a small community based nonprofit. As investors, our core holdings are Dividend Aristocrats, but we still have cash to deploy. Preparing for the unexpected, we are also diversifying across asset classes, including bonds, real estate, foreign holdings, commodities, but not much in precious metals. We plan to live within our means on dividends and interest and let our core equity holdings grow for the next generation.