I am a Civil Engineer, who is married with two young kids. In 2013 I took a more active role in managing my IRA for retirement and decided to publicly share my experiences in building the portfolio as an example for the dividend growth investing strategy.My interest in investing mostly began in 2005 when I started up an investment club with a few friends from college and has accelerated as I've been reading and learning along the way. Since then, investing and the stock market has become a passion and favorite hobby and I've enjoyed writing about stocks and sharing ideas I have here on Seeking Alpha.My investing goals are to build a nest egg for retirement and fund college education accounts for my kids. I invest mainly in dividend paying stocks that have shown a history of consistent growth in earnings and dividend payouts.
Hi, my name is Dave. Retired Senior Manager after 35 years in Information Technology. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, way back when. I'm managing my retirement dividend growth portfolio with an objective of higher than average current dividend yield coupled with annual dividend growth exceeding the long term rate of inflation. The goal is to use dividends to supplement my pension and Social Security income. I maintain a smaller,taxable growth oriented account to generate capital gains over the medium term to periodically refill a safe bank account for additional spending.
I started investing back in the mid 90's. I remember my first buy was JNJ..2 shares that's all I could afford. Back then I was more interested in selling and using the money to pay off our bills/loans. My stint with mutual funds brought out my frustration of lack of control over my money. I did ok but struggled with the concept that there was something better out there. Then I thought, yes, ETF's.. that might work, buy a basket of stocks in different sectors. And I also bought individual stocks during this time. I did ok and kept this strategy for a few years. The past few years I 've been taking on too much risk and working way too hard. I don't mind the hard work but I need a reality check on proper investing for a sustaining stream of income as my husband and I approach retirement. My background is simple and most of my investing experience has evolved from reading, listening, trial and error and trying to understand and define "what am I trying to accomplish". I've been reading a lot of your comments/articles about dividend investing and I wish I had found you sooner. Now I'm focused on dividend investing for retirement income. So, my pencil is shapened and here we go....
Family Manager. Self-employed in health care. Graduated in physics and astronomy, living in GMT+1.
Stock speculations since 1994, in 1999 founded a blog "Forticus the transparent stockholder" reporting buys and sells, value analysis and gambling toiletpaperdotcoms. Homepage discontinued after dotcom bubble.
In 2015 I got interested in dividends, some seven years before retirement. I got long BP, MCD and other. In June 2015 I took my 16 yr old son to get gas at "our" station, drove together to a major city shopping for precious metals and had lunch at "our” restaurant while talking investment basics. Scheduled to repeat this June.
May'16: Discovered the universe of CCC and plan to learn about REITs as a replacement for rental property, which is no option for retirement: I seek for Time and Location Indipendence (TLI).