rnsmth's  Instablog

Send Message
My name is Ron Smith, I am 64 years old and have been retired from a community college for two years. My portfolio AAPL APU AVA BCE CLX D DLR EMR GIS HASI JNJ KO KHC LMT LNT O OHI PAYX PG SO SE T UL VTR WEC
  • Retirement, Dividend Growth Investing, Capital Gains And Apple Options 0 comments
    Jul 26, 2014 11:36 PM

    The blog title will do just fine for laying out the content of the post.

    I retired in late 2013 at the age of 62. My wife retired in the same year, at the age of 59. We are both receiving pensions (one for me, two for Kathy). I took Social Security at the age of 62 and Kathy is receiving SS Disability payments because she is legally blind from retinitis pigmentosa. She hung on as long as she could, but it is tough being a graphic designer when one has lost most of their vision. The president of her college did like to occasionally introduce her as their blind publication designer, though.

    Our pensions and SS covers our cost of living here in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula (plus a little), which seems to be about the same as it would be in low and moderate cost areas of the United States. We bring in an amount a bit higher than the median family income in the USA from these income sources.

    On to dividend growth investing. I have been an investor since the mid-1990's. In 2011 I started making a shift to dividend investing. In late 2011 I sold all my dividend positions and returned to another path for a bit more than a year. More on that later. I recently wrote a blog post about dividend growth investing, that I started doing in 2012, here:


    There is nothing spectacular about that blog post, and some of the language could have easily come from chowder or Crosetti, or Van Knapp, or Nadel, or Wells or any of a number of other people whose writings and recommendations I have benefited from. It is all pretty basic stuff and I will not repeat it here, but if you are interested, go to the link. For more detailed information, do a search on any of those named SA authors and blog writers.

    That is going to be it for now. I will get around to Capital Gains and Apple options within the next week.

Back To rnsmth's Instablog HomePage »

Instablogs are blogs which are instantly set up and networked within the Seeking Alpha community. Instablog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors, in contrast to contributors' articles.

Comments (0)
Track new comments
Be the first to comment
Full index of posts »
Latest Followers


  • $AAPL Solid quarterly report this afternoon
    Oct 20, 2014
  • #LMT http://onforb.es/1yJMlA9
    Oct 17, 2014
  • $AAPL - Apple reported to sign agreement with American Express for mobile payments.
    Aug 31, 2014
More »

Latest Comments

Instablogs are Seeking Alpha's free blogging platform customized for finance, with instant set up and exposure to millions of readers interested in the financial markets. Publish your own instablog in minutes.