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  • Resource Capital flies higher post-reverse split; chairman adds to stake [View news story]
    Absent any direction to the contrary from the company, I have to assume the new dividend is $0.64. ($0.16 x 4)
    Sep 3, 2015. 11:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Resource Capital flies higher post-reverse split; chairman adds to stake [View news story]
    Wow, what the heck is going on here? I considering adding a bit after yesterdays's post split dip. Kicking myself today for not doing so.
    Sep 2, 2015. 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These Are Future Dividend Champions, My Friends [View article]
    Thanks Mike! Another great article.
    Sep 2, 2015. 01:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Attractive Fast-Growing Dividend Growth Stocks For High Total Return [View article]
    as10675,

    I would like to sincerely thank you for your comments in this thread and for sharing your story. Unfortunately, I am probably the counterpoint to your example. I'd like to point out an observation that many may not have noticed. I'm 3-4 years younger than you, and yet, my first full year working at my career was 1983, 11 year after yours. I'm going to assume this means you do not have a college degree, something many consider to be essential to becoming successful. I'm also going to guess that because of that, you did not work at the typical high paying careers that most equate with success; doctor, attorney, CPA, engineer or other career requiring higher education. That fact makes your story that much more compelling, and should inspire other young people who choose a career path that doesn't include a college degree. In my working career, I might earn double what you did, and yet, I'm severely struggling to imagine when I might be able to retire, and at what lifestyle level. Because instead of choosing to save as much as I could when I was younger, I fell into the "American Dream" trap. Nice home, nice cars, kids getting most of the toys they wanted, regular dining out, etc. And of course, credit cards to pay for everything. Throw in a couple of fairly short term jobs losses, and a couple of bad investment choices, and I'm staring down 60 not knowing when, or even IF I will ever be able to retire. And it's not like I didn't save at all. I always had a 401K, and of course I'll get a decent amount from Social Security. But I often imagine where I would be had I just saved 10% of my earnings every year from the very start. To me, that should be the absolute minimum for anyone, and I'm trying to help my kids to do this, and to avoid many of the other financial mistakes I have made.

    Sorry this got so long winded. I really just wanted to say thanks.
    Sep 2, 2015. 12:50 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Attractive Fast-Growing Dividend Growth Stocks For High Total Return [View article]
    Great demonstration. Thanks as. And that's just using index averages. Buy individual stocks, and be fortunate enough to make one or two of the "right" selections, (JNJ, XOM, WMT, KO, etc.) and the returns increase significantly.
    Sep 2, 2015. 12:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Last Two Oil Crashes Show Peak Oil Is Real [View article]
    No electric cars for me. I'm holding out for Mr. Fusion!
    Aug 28, 2015. 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Attractive Fast-Growing Dividend Growth Stocks For High Total Return [View article]
    Nicholas, thank you so much for your pleasant and inciteful comment. I now realize I have been wasting a tremendous amount of my time while under the assumption that there were many different ways to build a successful portfolio. From your comment I now realize there there is exactly one correct way to do so. How foolish it was of me to ever believe that Chuck and all the other authors here on Seekeing Alpha might know anything at all about investing. When all I needed was you! Thank you again. I plan to download, print out, and study each and every one of your 2,372 comments so that one day I might be as smart and wealthy as you are.
    Aug 27, 2015. 08:31 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Attractive Fast-Growing Dividend Growth Stocks For High Total Return [View article]
    I like it. And of course, you're right Chuck. I should subscribe.
    Aug 27, 2015. 08:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Attractive Fast-Growing Dividend Growth Stocks For High Total Return [View article]
    I agree. It would be interesting to see the FAST Graph on AMGN to see where it missed the cut.
    Aug 27, 2015. 01:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan's Debt Level Should Scare You [View article]
    Lash, I'm available for adoption if you're interested... We have a lot in common - KMI is my largest holding. Do you still live in the Houston area?
    Aug 27, 2015. 12:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Attractive Fast-Growing Dividend Growth Stocks For High Total Return [View article]
    Thanks Chuck. I bought some AMP after a previous article of yours. May need to top it off with this weeks pull back.
    Aug 27, 2015. 12:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Low Can This Market Go? [View article]
    Interesting article. And comments. Will be following this one.
    Aug 25, 2015. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Things That Might Help Qualcomm Grow Larger [View article]
    Thanks Brian. I have a half position at $66. Trying to decide if today is the day to average down, or wait to see if it goes lower. Leaning towards nibbling a few more shares now and filling the position next week if we get under $55.
    Aug 21, 2015. 01:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Conditions Are Likely To Keep Caterpillar Down [View article]
    Thanks Lior. I want to see if the last three days are just market noise, or the beginning of a real correction. Will reassess early next week, and decide whether to take a position, or wait for further drops.
    Aug 21, 2015. 01:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Conditions Are Likely To Keep Caterpillar Down [View article]
    Lior, I have the same question as TBDI. At what price would you jump in? I had previously been waiting for $76. We are under that today.
    Aug 21, 2015. 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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