I recently retired from 34 years of various technical/business/sales leadership roles in a major multinational growth company and have used my company stock to create my DI portfolio. Over the past 10 years I have devoted a considerable amount of time learning financial and retirement planning as a hobby. Historically, I have been a consistent long term investor primarily via a highly diversified mutual fund portfolio. As I approached retirement I decided it was time to reduce my exposure to my employer stock and learn more about dividend investing to add to my hobbies. So far, most of my positions have been assembled using Morningstar's Dividend Investor Newsletter and model growth and harvest portfolios. I reinvest 100% of the dividends and capital gains for the future when my fixed pension + SS + 401K RMDs are not able to provide what we desire. My long term goal is to get my children hooked onto this Dividend Investing growth train in a way that they won't need any inheritance or that they can help me do this when I get older and my mind may not be thinking as clearly as it is today.