Born and raised in Texas. Joined the Marine Corps right after high school. Stayed in the Corps for 20 years (1965-1985). Went into security work after that. Mostly overseas. That's where I met my wife. My folks are dead and gone. Her's are overseas. That makes things good. I am retired. I draw two pensions, both government. Life is good. Moved back to Texas a few years back and live in the hill country. I still do consulting work and travel 3-6 months a year. Just got back from the middle east. Will be spending some time in a Spanish speaking country in a few months. Someone needs some assistance with security. I speak Mandarin, Russian, French, Spanish and Arabic. Like I said, I have two government pensions, if you get my drift. Hope you like to argue, because I do. Hope you have the power of your convictions, because I do. Can I piss you off? Sure can. Do I care? Not really. Stand your ground or walk away. It's that simple. "Gunny"
Engineer in the mid fifties; investing for retirement. Reading with great interest about dividend growth investing and greatly learning from the experience of others.
I do appreciate the sharing of the experiences, both good and not so good.
ROTH IRA Portfolio - goal of dividend growth
ABBV, ADP, CLX, CVX, ED, EMR, GE, GIS, GPC, INTC, ITW, JNJ, KO, LMT, MCD, MDT, NUE, O, PEP, PG, SO, SYY, T, VZ, XOM
so far, I have 4 sources of income.
1) A business
2) A carefully curated, never to be sold dividend growth portfolio
3) Value investments rebalanced quarterly
4) Quick day trades, scalps, and swing trades
I stock-talk in SA about category #4. ALL EQUITIES HAVE RISK. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.
I am a busy surgeon with a particular interest in personal finance and investing. My father, a retired financial advisor, taught me discipline and the power of dividends and compound interest. I do not feel it is necessary to employ expensive, self-motivated brokers or managers to invest one's money.