I am young investor who has invested in individual stocks for over three years. I beat ms. Market since my start in late 2011. I am living in central Europe. I hold masters in computer science and I work as Security Software Engineer for large corporate software company, that will remain unnamed.
Retired with kids school age. A long term investor with college expenses ahead.
Have been investing for the past 40 yrs. mostly in individual stocks with a combination of growth and some income. Investments are more waited to taxables vs. tax deferred accounts due to deferred tax investments while I was employed. As a retired individual the Roth advantage is now possible for me and am employing a strategy very similar to yours.