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Retired, living in South Florida. We have been investing for 40 years and lean towards a conservative approach with dividend paying blue chips, as well as a small amount of short term risk plays. We hedge with option strategies, and watch trends. We have always handled our own portfolio, and... More
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  • Happy New Year Everyone!
    I will be taking some time off beginning tomorrow, 12/31 and returning 1/8/2012.

    I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone here; our SA team, all of our authors and contributors and commentors, and of course our loyal readers and membership of this unique group of indivduals and professionals who make up the diverse world of seekingalpha.com.

    I have much to be thankful and grateful for. I have grown as a writer, as a researcher, and as an investor by the collective wisdom that folks freely share here.

    I can say without a doubt that you are all a large part of my extended family, and have given me a new life, of giving back to regular people who have blessed my own life with thier own uniqueness and kindness.

    My promise to all is that 2012 i will do my very best to enlighten, educate, entertain, and have fun with all of the folks here, especially us individual investors who are always seeking to understand how we all can do better for ourselves and our families.

    Happy and Healthy 2012 everyone!

    Regarded Solutions

    Dec 30 9:26 AM | Link | Comment!
  • I Absolutely, Positively, Unequivocally, LOVE Seeking Alpha!
    I have read hundreds and hundreds of articles on SA and I must tell you that we have the most amazing collection of author/writers/contributors/commentors, etc. on this website that I have ever had the pleasure to read.

    I am probably not the most sophisticated writer, because I feel that what folks need is clarity, ease of undertanding and that "oh yeah" moment when it comes to the financial world, investing, and money management.

    I will continue to write articles for the regular guy or gal who needs to be able to cut through the confusion to get to the point that they understand what this whacky world of investing really is.

    Ever wonder what makes Jim Cramer so effective?

    It isnt his stock picking ability thats for sure, and this man is a Harvard MBA, brilliant, and as good a financial expert as they come....in a very unique way.....he is able to communicate to regular people, what some might say are very complex concepts. He does it in a way that is entertaining, as well as informative, and breaks it down so that more folks can actually understand this stuff.

    Those are the folks who I write for. Not the "experts" who already know everything, but for those who have a desire to do better, to learn, to handle their situation in the best possible manner, without having to pay someone else to do it for them!

    As I have stated, I am not a professional advisor, I am not a stock broker, and I have never been in the business of selling any of those services to anyone....for me, this is FUN and the way I give back to people....not to get clients, not to sell a product, or promote a stock for personal gain.

    From time to time I will give a plug to a company that I happen to be affiliated with, but do not receive a dime from....bizodo.com, simply because I know the folks there, they have a great product, and can actually help any business succeed.

    So, why am I here?

    To impart 40 years of experience, and my somewhat succesful track record in the world of investments, as well as my corny, whacky, shameless self promoting goofy side, for anyone who wants to take a few minutes to read some very direct, straight to the point, no muss no fuss, nicely written articles that could actually help many many people, learn, succeed, and understand a bit more than they did before they read my stuff!

    I find it absolutely remarkable, that in about one month since I began writing here, that I have had nearly 1/4 of a million readers, have become the number one most read author on retirement strategies, and in the top 50 in a slew of other categories......why?????? I think because I speak to everyone, and everyone can understand me....and I absolutely love doing this.....it has given me more satisfaction than I ever had in my 40 years out "there" in the world of business. UNBELIEVABLE! (but absolutely the truth)

    I would like to feel I am not alone in this regard. I think that the really great authors and contributors to Seeking Alpha feel as I do. Tremendous satisfaction that people are getting a lot out of what we offer.....and its FREE for everyone out there!

    OK, I said my piece

    Keep reading my articles, and keep liking what I have to say!

    Thanks,

    RS 

    Nov 19 1:13 AM | Link | 4 Comments
  • Why Do I Write for Seeking Alpha
    I have received lots of messages asking me why I write for SA....so I figured that i would write an instablog so that people can easily read my reply and note my reasons:

    1) I believe that SA has opened up the investing world to a HUGE audience and continues to grow.

    2) The diversity of authors, opinions, and strategies are compelling for every level of investor, from novice to veteran.

    3) I personally do NOT write my premium articles for "other" authors, but to the huge audience of readers that come here seeking help, looking for different answers, and would like to be able to understand what they are reading.......Seeking Alpha allows me to do this!

    4) I am NOT a financial advisor or a stock market whiz...I am simply an individual investor who has 40 years of investing experience and plenty to say on a wide array of subjects.

    50 i absolutely LOVE what I am doing, and look forward to almost every minute of everyday to interact with people from everywhere, who share common ground with me, and to learn from the other authors as well....Seeking Alpha has been a true God Send for me, and to the web based world of investors and investments!

    I sincerely hope that everyone enjoys my style, and understands my goals....to break the world of investing down to a level that many more people can embrace, and implement...as well as enjoy reading!

    Thanks for everyones support!

    Regarded Solutions
    Oct 30 8:25 AM | Link | 5 Comments
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