I’m a retired owner of a financial services company providing support to a field-force of some 4,000 financial advisors throughout all 50 US states and Puerto Rico. I sold my company to a large private equity firm in 2010 and since then this salty old dog has been learning new tricks, to wit: fly-fishing, travel, daily (grueling) sessions at a local gym, and, perhaps I didn’t mention this, fly-fishing. I’ve been passionate about investing for more than four decades. During that time, I have made just about every mistake known to man, which is why I am writing this blog. I hope to help readers avoid the pain of my past experiences by providing what I believe is a practical and uncomplicated system for investing in very high quality DIVIDEND paying stocks.