For 28 years I have been involved in the Financial Reporting of the companies I have worked for. I am a Certified Management Accountant(CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner(CFE) and have earned an MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting. Though I have had accounts for trading stocks for many years, my trading has been infrequent. Most of my stock purchases have been thru the ESPP's of the company's I worked for. Now that my youngest child is about to graduate from college, I have the funds to pursue a wider range of stock investing. My primary focus is to build a stable dividend income stream.