Just your typical over-educated, jaded millennial with the twist that I moved to the Bakken oil patch to make some money and am saving and investing every penny I can in hopes of breaking free of the financial chains that seem to shackle my generation. Currently I am no longer working in the oil industry, but have gone to work for the railroad. Seems I got out of the oil patch JUST in time! My primary investment interests are dividend growth investing and value plays, but I'm not opposed to the idea of getting into some more growth oriented plays as I diversify my portfolio and each dip of the toe in the speculative or growth pool represents a smaller share of my overall portfolio. My main goals in reading and commenting here at Seeking Alpha are to learn as much as possible and to engage with fellow investors both of similar and not-so-similar mindsets on investing in order to come out with the best ideas that fit my style as I can muster.