Just an old guy trying to figure it out. Worked as a journeyman and foreman Electrician for 25 years on various commercial and industrial projects. Had to retire (transplants and spinal fusion), so I went back to school finished my business degree and got CAD certified. Had used my skills over the years to first build and later acquire real estate rentals. Not pretending to be a biz whiz, but the degree taught me the language of biz, the years of electrical problem solving taught me logic, and the years of landlord taught to run a small biz and think like a landlord. Using Options extensively now, so order can vary quickly, but here is my combined Taxable and IRA positions, will try to keep updated. AGNC, ARESF, ARCC, ATAX, BIP , BDCL, BWG, CPLP, CYPW , DFP, DLNG, EEP , EPD , EOI, ETO, ETV, ETW, ETY, FCGYF , FPF, GEL , GMLP , HQL, KMI, KMF, KNOP, MAIN , MCC, MMP , MMLP , MORL , NHF, NHI , NMFC , NRF, NSAM, NMM, NXRT, O , OHI , PGZ, PKIUF , PML , PMT , PMX, PSEC , PZC , SBRA, SDRL , SFL , STAG, STK, STWD, TCAP , TCPC, TCRD , UAN , VNR, WPZ
Small investor who started late (over 55) and learning more everyday on investing, Interested in BDC's, CEF's, Energy, REIT's and monthly paying dividend stock's. Looking to increase my monthly income thru dividends to help me in retirement.
Retired from military and commercial careers. Enjoying family, traveling, cooking, gardening, individual sports activities & helping others. Converted 401k's to IRA each time I left a job; now done converting IRA to Roth IRA in small amounts to avoid a big tax bite. Primarily a Dividend Growth investor, plus some income investing in eREITs & CEFs. Also dabble in special situations for the occasional joy (or grief) it provides. Prefer to manage my own assets.
I am an Activity Coordinator working in a Retirement Community/Nursing Care Facility for the past 15 years. I work with both Independent seniors as well as those with Dementia/Alzheimer's and cognitive issues.
From observations through my job and seeing the varied degrees of lifestyles in the aging community, I have learned the value of PLANNING WELL for retirement and the consequences if one does not. I am always open to new ideas and diverse opinions, and enjoy learning from the articles and comments on SA.
I have no professional background in investing but am an EXPERT saver and penny pincher! I am not afraid of well thought out risk, and want to learn the skills to make wise decisions in the investing process.
Individual investor who retired in 2000 at age 56. Married with no kids. Actively investing since 1982 (except for participating in employee stock purchase plan prior to that). Now having to take RMD’s despite not really wanting to.
Until I found SA some time ago, I had no idea that quite a few of my positions met many of the general DGI requirements - IBM, XOM, WMT, O, CNP, BHP, WPC, & T, to name a few. Others (more than I would like to admit to) need weeding out. My thanks to the terrific folks on this site for opening my eyes to the world of DGI.
Part-time investor growing my portfolio over time to achieve financial independence. Currently actively managing my taxable account, as well as my (and my wife's) Retirement portfolios.
I trade options as often as I can to increase cash flow, or eventually enter into (or add to) a position. Typically covered calls, cash protected puts, and iron condors. Played the margin game a couple of years ago, but currently taking a break on that.
ABBV, AGNC, BABA, BP, ETP, FB, HCP, KKR, MO, NEO, P, PFE, QCOM, SFL, T, WM.
Retired July 2015. Until then was passive, mutual funds investor in 401K's and IRA's. Since then have been actively switching to an income producing portfolio. Started primarily dgi but has evolved to a hybrid approach including:
DGI type stocks -- JNJ, T, XOM, CVX, HCP, IBM, STX, ADM, EMR, MAIN, OHI, ABBV, AMGN, AAPL, PG, KMI, WMTCEF's -- EOS, PDI, JPC, PDT, ETJCovered calls and cash covered puts