Retired in 2009 after 35 years as Registered Professional Engineer (Radar, Electronic Warfare, and RF/Microwave Design). Went back to school to study some art and have fun. In October 2011, looked at the results of rolling my 401K and Pension into Vanguard IRA. Felt I could research and teach myself to do much better than what Vanguard index funds have paid me. I have 3 tiers of dividend stocks ... core (keepers), 1-5 year (good, so far), 0-2 year (we'll see). 50-60 stocks ranging from 0.5% - 5% of total portfolio depending on my trust in them. Half of the holdings are paying over 8.5% yield to quickly catch my wife's salary and then slowly move toward core in the next 6 years. Total tax-deferred portfolio is 8.4% yield on computed cost/share. All dividends to cash where I buy the best deals of the month. How carefully I watch them is inversely proportional to their yield.
I am a wedding planner living in the Vancouver B.C. area who became environmentally aware as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf Region. I believe the world must end its dependency on oil and I look for investments that are home runs in solar, clean tech, wind energy and technology.
Discovered and joined the Dark Side (e.g., Dividend Growth Investing) in late 2012.
Am reading SA now much more and slowly converting my jumble of investments into something more thought out. Rapidly accelerated my portfolio's dividend payments in 2013 and looking to continue this via new money and re-investments until retirement time.
Need to come up with a DGI Business Plan.
Far from ordinary, our roots lie on the investment side, but we have been around the startup block a few times. This helps us bring a unique perspective to markets and stocks.
We look for under-covered ideas in markets outside the U.S., while also focusing on bringing to light the short case for many loved and over hyped stocks.
I love trading! A portion of my portfolio are trades based on chart patterns, using the 2RSI to enter and exit trades. Dividen stocks are also an important part of my portfolio. I enjoy reading articles from authors of Seeking Alpha, and I am learning something new every day:)
My husband and I are full-time real estate professionals with Prudential California Reality. You can read about us below:
Susan and Bob Weidman's "Home Consulting Group" represents buyers and sellers in their real estate purchases and sales. From the excitement of your first-time buyer home, to your move-up home, luxury property, and your scaling back home, we are with you every step of the way. We specialize in the cities of Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino Hills, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, Calabasas, Bell Canyon, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, and Westlake Village. Helping generations of families: Children of past clients, now grown, purchase their first home with us; grandparents need and receive special care and trust when selling their treasured home with us. That's why we love selling real estate. We make friends for life!
Susan and Bob have INTEGRITY are full of ENERGY, loaded with EXPERTISE, provide great SERVICE, and get RESULTS! "Our Commitment, Professionalism, Honesty, Dedication, and Care to each and every transaction are always guaranteed to insure you of a timely, efficient, cost effective, and smooth real estate transaction." Visit:
I am a busy surgeon with a particular interest in personal finance and investing. My father, a retired financial advisor, taught me discipline and the power of dividends and compound interest. I do not feel it is necessary to employ expensive, self-motivated brokers or managers to invest one's money.
Bob is retired from a career in law enforcement including more than 20 years as an instructor of Investigative Interviewing. He is a Dividend Growth investor using dividend yield from low beta stocks for income and preservation of capital. Bob has self managed his portfolio since early in 2011. He hopes to encourage discussion among those already in retirement and receiving income from their portfolios.
My curent portfolio is available here:
I believe that everyone needs a portfolio business plan.
Here's a copy of ours:: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2426965-our-retirement-portfolio-business-plan-legacy-edition-part-two
A list of Dividend Growth Safety Superstars for the past decade is available here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2255863-a-review-of-the-dividend-safety-superstars