I've worked in the Corp. world for over 40 yrs; currently Presdient of a subsidary of a Fortune 500 company and plan to retire in about 5 yrs. I'm in the process of transferring out of my 401K plan and into a self directed IRA. I've made every investing mistake possible over my working years. Through these mistakes I've discovered the dividend growth strategy. For the first time in my investing career, I'm consistenly generating a growing income stream from my portfolio.