I am 40 and would like to retire before 60. I am fortunate to work for a state government and I am vested in their pension. So, I am set when I turn 60+. Because I don't have to worry about saving for a normal retirement age, I have been able to put almost all of my savings towards the goal of early retirement, by investing in a taxable brokerage account.
I managed large box retail stores for 30 years. I then retired from retail, studied for several years and opened a financial services firm. I was a registered representative for ten years and recently sold my financial services business. Core holdings: EPD, MMP, APTS, BIP, BEP, BX, CINR, CNNX, COR, EVA, NRCIB, DLR, DPM, CELG, AMGN, HTGC, JNJ, LMT, MAIN, MHLD, NEWT, NRZ, OHI, OKS, OTCM, PFLT, PSXP, RTN, UNP, OAK, RTN, SIR, SXL, SRLP, TEP, UTX, WPC, MPW, numerous preferred stocks and BIF. As a former Registered Rep, I now own zero mutual funds after seeing how they were destroyed in 2008.
Manage numerous Family taxable accounts.
My profile is most uninteresting to those mired in the continued practice of their mistakes.
Peeve: Why do Publicly Funded High School and College Football Programs have such an Expense Budget priority?
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
I am a recently retired high school teacher. During my working career, my 403b plan (similar to 401k) was restricted to mutual funds. In the last three years I have converted most of my mutual funds to dividend growth stocks with many of them being dividend champions. Apple was one of my non-dividend investments initially as I looked to it for growth. I was delighted when they initiated their dividend as I hadn't expected it.
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