I am currently a Cost Analyst at a fortune 500 manufacturing company. Been dabbling in stocks since I was about 13. In 2011, I made a plan and I've been investing in mostly large cap stocks to develop a core portfolio with a few speculative plays on the side. More recently, however, I have begun sending new contributions to index ETFs that require less oversight (full time job and grad school eating up most of my time). In addition, I try getting my friends and peers interested in their long term financial goals by setting up IRAs, increasing 401(k) contributions etc.