Current vocation - low-level retail management (auto parts). College educated (English, math, CIS), oddly enough. Married, father of one. I am a DRIP investor only, and no longer 'trade'. Almost completely out of the market due to a entrepreneurial venture me and the love of my life are undertaking. What I've learned from 20+ years of investing is that there are few forces in the universe as powerful as compounding. That is the train I plan to ride to easy street. Hobbies include carpentry (general construction all the way to finish work), computers, spreadsheeting (just about everything!), gardening, "fixing stuff", and doting on my wife. Two dogs - a lab/rott mix, and a Karelian Bear Dog. Love Tennessee after spending most of our lives in WI/IL. Never going back!