I'm a new investor in my early twenties, who first began dabbling in the market around December of 2012, shortly after starting my first post-college job as a software engineer. Over the past year of lurking on seeking alpha I have read and followed the works of many various authors who are proponents of DGI. Along the way I feel that I have gained an astounding amount of useful insight as well as an abundance of amazing resources granting me the confidence to begin funding my accumulation phase. I am now in the process of constructing a core portfolio built for solid long term growth. I understand that to successfully invest, one should be prepared for a lifetime of gaining knowledge and learning from past mistakes.