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I'm interested in dividend stock investments, to buy and hold long. I don't trade. I'm in my thirties and so I don't mind a bit risky investments. I'm here on SA trying to learn and observe Mr. Market a bit and hopefully have some divs and growth along the way.
I have had 2 major jobs in my life: I was a Psychiatric Counselor for Adolescents in Rockville,Md. for 12 years. The Lodge was Freudian but I was Behavorial-somehow it worked. My true passion was antiques. In 1983,near burnout,I became a full time antiques dealer with my mother. We had a successful business until this past year when I was forced into semi-retirement due to the lack of interest in antiques. I still love the thrill of the hunt,do shows, and am now starting in the Estate/House sale business. 4 months ago a friend turned me on to Seeking Alpha; I have had a blast with SA-extremely informative and I love the give and take-as long as it is CIVIL.Until SA, I was using Mergent's Dividend Achiever's at $272.00 a year. Am now finding the same charts on here for free-and have been given some excellent advice by some of the contributors on here.And-this will make some of you grown-in 2008,when the market tanked,I did get good advice from Cramer on Mad Money. He said set aside money and buy;every time he picked a dinosaur Blue Chip, I bought and have done very well. SA came in as KMI and COP tanked on me;that was 9% of my portfolio. A few of the contributors on here have steered me to good 4%'ers and I am now actually ahead. My other passion is gardening,so now I have to go out and plant...
I've been in charge of investing my families portfolio for close to 15 years. I am an independent contractor so I have no other retirement pension (other than SS) to look forward to. I have 5-10 years to retirement (depending on the market) so I am interested in transitioning the bulk of my money into income generating vehicles, while at the same time taking on more risk in a smaller portion (~20%) in search of larger gains 10-20 years out.