I work in IT as a technical trainer, project manager, bored computer slave. I don't make much from salary, so I am a dividend lover. I am not a risk taker, so I like to stick with safer stocks, though I do find myself riding tech waves here and there. I'm pretty young, in my late 20s, so I'm hoping to build up a solid portfolio to retire early on and not have to work as my years go on. I'm a lone ranger, like to play it solo, am a quiet person, mild mannered and shy - so the whole stock market chaos can be overwhelming for me. But it's fun, and it sure beats writing technical manuals!