I am a recently divorced single father who is working to replace a large portion of my income with dividends. My current goal is to increase annual dividends by a minimum of 8 percent annually. To accomplish this I plan on investing regularly through direct stock purchase plans as well as a brokerage account.
I am a Civil Engineer, who is married with three kids under the age of 5. In early 2013 I took a more active role in managing my IRA for retirement and decided to publicly share my experiences in building the portfolio. My hope is to provide a positive example for other young do-it-yourself investors as they save for retirement on a limited budget.
My interest in investing mostly began in 2005 when I started up an investment club with a few friends from college and has accelerated as I've been reading and learning along the way. Since then, investing and the stock market has become a passion and favorite hobby and I've enjoyed writing about stocks and sharing ideas I have here on Seeking Alpha.
My investing goals are to build a nest egg for retirement and fund college education accounts for my kids. I invest mainly in dividend paying stocks that have shown a history of consistent growth in earnings and dividend payouts.
Small business owner and private investor. I am a buyer of high quality dividend stocks, with wide moats. I concentrate my portfolio on stocks that grow earnings with sustainable increasing dividends payments.