I'm a 21 year veteran of the Air Force and a retired (2011) technology professional from a DC law firm, and by luck stumbled upon SA shortly after my retirement. As a young man, I began my investing adventure via mutual funds and a weekly dedication to watching Louis Rukeyser, who at the time provided a brilliant overview and education into the financial markets. Since retirement, I've been working to build a DGI portfolio and have put together a portfolio of 67 stocks and a handful of ETF's. Through SA, I've also learned to be patient and not make the same investing mistakes I did as a young man. Thank you SA! Currently preparing for RMD's next year, which I hope to handle via the dividends we collect with the plan of not having to sell shares to make the payments.