I'm became a retiree and an investor both by accident. I left a former employer with plans to change careers. I took a 30K pension in lump sum and rolled it into a self directed IRA. I never returned to the work force, and started dabbling in the stock market with my 30K. I read everything on investing, and have learned much from this site, and many others. I always find myself on seeking alpha. Thanks for you help in making me a successful investor.