I am 40 and would like to retire before 60. I am fortunate to work for a state government and I am vested in their pension. So, I am set when I turn 60+. Because I don't have to worry about saving for a normal retirement age, I have been able to put almost all of my savings towards the goal of early retirement, by investing in a taxable brokerage account.
I only buy long US dividend stocks in all sectors. I anchor my portfolio with Blue Chip stocks, but find I get the best return by investing a portion of my money in riskier stocks and do not have a problem with including MLPs, REITs, and BDCs if the financials look right to me.
Brian Hannah Retired: 2015 at age 60, and now manage our family investments.. Plan: Live on rents and dividends, without selling any of our solidly performing properties or companies. Background: Husband & Father, CEO Healthcare, M.S. Healthcare, B.A. Business. Life Interests: Dividend Growth Investing, Real Estate Investor, Bank Investor, Board Member, and Healthcare Faculty Member. Goals Make wise choices with what we have, and living a full and healthy next half of our lives. Focus on family, personal growth, financial wisdom, joyful living, physical fitness, and studying the lives of the great men and women of our world. Income: Like you, we have taken on the challenge of developing adequate income streams to support our life in retirement. Our investments currently produce rental income and dividends adequate to support our lifestyle. Your comments and advice are always appreciated. Brian
I am an Oil & Gas industry professional working in the industry since 1977. Current owner of an Oil & Gas well service company based in NY. Providing safe, efficient and environmentally sound services to the oil and natural gas industry in the Appalachian Basin. Employing 40+.
Services include: consulting, work over, completion and swab rigs, trucking, fluid hauling, roustabout, frac tank and tool rental.
My investment portfolio is invested in Gold, Silver and companies that operate in the Oil & Gas industry. I only invest in industry's and company's whose operations I am familiar with.
Opportunistic global value long/short investor. Long term (5-20+ years holding periods) investment approach. Currently studying at Wharton School of Business and working for Quaker Capital Investments.
Current Areas of Interest and Strategy:
Value Large Cap U.S. Companies with exceptionally strong balance sheets and/or cashflows
Value Large South Korean Companies
Value Large Polish Companies
Value Large Russian Integrated Oil Companies
Bubbling tech stocks that won't be able to grow into their valuation
Poor quality U.S. businesses trading at exceptional valuations
Independent retail investor. Interested mainly in acquiring solid DGI stocks for the long term, employing a smaller portion of funds to higher risk/yield securities. Occasionally employ options to enhance returns or manage risk.