Troy is the author of The Money Tree, a blog, the purpose of which is to communicate to other interested parties the results of his efforts to consistently increase his net worth by (1) generating profits by selling covered calls and naked puts on publicly traded stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs), and (2) by investing in dividend stocks and MLPs. Troy is 52 years old and lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He has been actively managing his own investment accounts since 1984. He has a passion for learning and for investing. He also is an avid runner.