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My name is Ron Smith, I am 62 years old and just retired from a community college. I conceptualize our IRA portfolios as Growth and Income funds - about 90% dividend stocks, 10% options (LEAPS mostly) and 0% cash at this time (March, 2013. I checked professor on the description list, but I am... More
  • Thinking About Writing 9 comments
    Jan 29, 2013 10:56 AM

    Hi everyone,

    I am delighted to have benefitted so much from many of the Dividend and Dividend Growth writers on Seeking Alpha. Thanks to folks like - I started listing names, but there are too many of them - I have received a good, quick, more than basic education in dividend investing.

    I am going to have some spare time on my hands next week and maybe the week after and I am thinking of starting to draft a quick story of my first year and a handful of months of first dipping my toes into dividend investing, then pulling them out and then jumping off the high dive.

    I'll take my time. I can assure you than no one wants to read an early draft of my writing, but, by the time I get to the 3rd draft or so it can pass for coherent communication. It may not be that, but it can pass for it ;-).

    I want to pass along a hearty thank you to many folks here!

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  • Bob Wells
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    I'm really looking forward to your first....


    30 Jun 2013, 11:53 AM Reply Like
  • rnsmth
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    Author’s reply » Hi Bob.,
    Thank you. I'll have to find the time first :), maybe after retirement
    30 Jun 2013, 12:25 PM Reply Like
  • SDS (Seductive Dividend Sto...
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    Please let me know when you ready.
    I read you bio - is it possible to have a student project on review of SA articles about DGI?
    18 Jul 2013, 05:57 AM Reply Like
  • rnsmth
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    Author’s reply » Right now we are getting the house ready to go on the market on August 7. Not much writing time right now.


    I do not teach, so I cannot assign that to students. I am a researcher
    18 Jul 2013, 08:30 AM Reply Like
  • djsulli
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    I am looking forward to your first article. I am on the same journey as your are, and about the same stage. Maybe it will inspire me to document my own experiences (the good, the bad, and the ugly) :). I have learned so much from the journey of others on SA, especially Bob Wells


    Dave S
    29 Mar, 09:28 AM Reply Like
  • David Van Knapp
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    Go for it! Your comments are great, I am sure that you can construct great articles. If you want assistance, PM me.
    4 Jul, 07:50 PM Reply Like
  • rosenose
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    You are getting some of the Best of the best comments already and you haven't even written an investing article. Support here from SA readers and these authors can only & hopefully make you write sooner. I am sure you will have much to offer. Congrats on retirement. Good Luck with the house sale. Best, Rose.
    5 Jul, 08:18 AM Reply Like
  • David Crosetti
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    Hope to see an article from you very soon. It's a lot of fun and we all could use a fresh perspective from someone like you!


    Good luck.


    5 Jul, 08:54 AM Reply Like
  • rnsmth
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    Author’s reply » I have kind of committed to writing a post for my blog about how I do investing. Maybe that will become a seed for an instablog here, but, to be honest, it would say pretty much what many of you folks are already saying. One more voice to the amen corner may not be much of an addition.


    I do appreciate the comments, though.
    5 Jul, 12:23 PM Reply Like
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