I retired in 2010, at age 64, following 40+ years in accounting and corporate finance. My most recent positions were as CFO of a number of middle-market companies in the fashion and home furnishings businesses. My principal objective is to maintain a portfolio of income producing common stocks, preferred stocks, MLP's, and bonds that will support my life style and provide an adequate hedge against inflation. I spent most of my life in the northeast, in the New York and Philadelphia metro areas, and currently live in Florida. My real name is Sheldon; cpa28761 is my New York State license number.