I am a 30 year old with a full time job working for state government. I am interested in retirement and dividend investing. I became interested in investing and personal finance following graduation from Graduate School where I earned an M.A. in Psychological Counseling. I learned about the concept of compounding in my early 20's and began contributing to a ROTH IRA at 23 and have continued to do so at the maximum amount. I dabbled in Penny Stocks when I younger and while I did not lose money, it became clear to me that long term I could not be successful with such limited information regarding those companies. I am a Dividend Growth Investor with interests in Small to Large Cap stocks. I hope to share and discuss my retirement moves, as well as my thoughts on current market conditions.
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I am a retired clinical psychologist, and administrator and owner of a rehabilitation clinic we founded 40 years ago. For over 55 years I have managed several portfolios composed of investments accumulated over our professional careers. Since the financial crisis of 2008, I have employed specialized, customized dividend growth strategies aimed at enhancing and growing a dividend income stream.
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Happily married with 3 kids and 2 Bostons. As retirement approaches, investing is becoming more vital. Becoming a believer in the power of dividends, reinvesting and the power of compounding.
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Individual investor. Generally using index Mutual Funds or ETFs. Trying to diversify more (foreign in particular). Pick up tips & concepts, & learn more.
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I am a married thirty-something year old who works in State government. After some initial meandering, I have become interested almost exclusively in dividend growth investing strategies and I invest regularly, but modestly, in dividend growth stocks. My only other investing is done automatically via required contributions to a state pension.
31 year old dividend growth and value investor. Began reading SA in 2011 and have been developing a long-term goal for reliable income and dividend growth during retirement. Positions: PM, GIS, KO, AFL, XOM, AAPL, T, DUK, BP, O, V, CVX, MCD, SO, JNJ, PG, KMI, HSY, MAIN, WFC, WMT, RDS.B, MO, HKC, LMT, GE, NSC, PEP, VZ, MA, SBUX, IBM, DE, DIS, DEO, UNP, GILD, BRK.B, VTR, KR, SWH, GOOG
Young rookie investor started mid 2012.
Studied refrigeration at an apprenticeship.
Currently employed with an international company in energy management.
Looking to grow income through research and word of mouth.
Light trader interested in dividend growth stocks. I own every S&P dividend aristocrat, and then some. The aristocrats form the foundation. I have ownership of more companies that I have placed on that foundation. I have several general rules about stocks. Rule #1: Do not buy a stock to sell it. Rule 2: Do not sell a stock you bought. Rule 3: If I am unsure if I should sell a stock, see Rules 1 & 2. Rule 4: If I really am going to sell a stock (fundamentals change, dividend frozen or cut, etc.,), then just sell it and do not look back. Rule 5: no foreign tax withholding (I do not want the money back later, I want it re-investing now, There are plenty of US and British dividend companies) and Rule 6: drip. drip. drip.
Been interested in stock investing ever since early teens when I read "Beating the Street" by Peter Lynch. Invested in mutual funds throughout my teen years as I learned more about picking individual stocks. Started picking my own stocks recently after seeing little to no growth with my mutual funds and getting tired of the large expense fees. I focus on investing in large cap dividend growth stocks. Goal is to create a well diversified, dividend growth portfolio to be used to retire early.
By using this site, I have discovered that I have been more of a speculator for the last 30 years than an investor. Even though I have done well (thanks to the 90's where a mistake was hard to make!), my approach, in hindsight, could be called the "shotgun" approach. Buy a lot and hope to hit something! Frankly, I have made every error I read about but finally I have come to appreciate what a solid, reasonable, careful, and defensive approach value investing really is - thanks to some really solid articles on this site, and some good books on value investing.
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology; M.A.; M.Ed; Ed.S. etc.