I am a Medical Doctor and long term individual invester in stocks, bonds, real estate, and many children. I enjoy reading about growth companies that provide opportunity for investment; especially oil and gas companies . Living in west Texas, we are seeing a rejuvination in the oil fields with another "oil boom" beginning in south Texas and west Texas. I see opportunity everywhere ! Currently, as my portfolio is maturing, I am seeking higher dividend paying stocks as a way to decrease risk and provide a more consistent return on my assets. Currently, I am buying preferred shares , L.P.s, utilities, bond funds, and CEFs . As an invester, I am very nervous about the stock market highs ( sept. 2013). I do not want a repeat of 2008 market crash, which destroyed many small investors , as well as large institutions. For continued stock market growth, we must have a slow, steady growing economy, with low taxes. I provide financial advice for my colleagues, which is; " invest safe, conservative.. and invest for slow, steady growth of your assets for a lifetime!"