I am a husband and father raising two great early teen children with my wonderful wife. We live in Michigan, my wife and I were born and raised here, and are very proud of our home state and all it's beautiful scenery. I have been interested in dividend investing since I started learning about investing when I was in my early 20's. I wish I had started earlier. I am a big fan of value investing as well. I don't trade much, only when I am adding new money to either the small stock portfolio I am trying to grow or to the mutual funds I own. I'm a very long term, buy-and-hold/monitor type investor.