Middle aged corporate type manager, upper-middle income, MBA educated, always saved but never kept it due to life choices. Now a bit late to the saving/investing game but am aggressively managing an IRA pooled from many years of 401K savings. Seek long-term dividend income growth, stability and a reasonably comfortable retirement; may have to count SS in the income mix but shooting for a point where I do not have to.
I am professionally a real estate lender/investor in mortgage workouts, involving distressed parties. This area is undercover because it is not priced on exchanges or easy for large funds to move in and out, it is largely a fragmented market based on county specific oversight as well as explicitly government subsidies make it an interesting area to find value. Recreationally, I am a private pilot, sailor and skier. I speak some Japanese and Spanish and have lived and worked on most continents. I manage friends and family self directed 401K's, IRA's, and HSA's as well as my company investments. About 80% of my net worth is in mortgages or real estate, the remaining is in public exchanges.
I am an independent investor who also teaches value investing at www.csinvesting.org. My interests include Austrian economics, gold, specialty insurance, business services, and resources. My goals are to value and explain investments as a business person.