58,married forever (and totally in love),2 grownup kids,house in the ct. burbs, no debts .I'm close to retiring,about a year,and have big plans for the future. investing is a hobby as well as a way to make up for my lack of diligence earlier in life. Played silver early in 2011with good results. Watching metals for the future. I like Sprott gold and silver trusts. right now I'm working a new portfolio steeped in blue chips and big dividend stocks.