55 years old, married, one son living at home (age 16). Location - Northwest Indiana. Career sales representative with the same company. Plan on working as long as they keep me around, then find something else. A number of hobbies including cycling, reading, guitar, astronomy, railroad history, gardening (vegetables). Investments include individual stocks (20), low cost mutual funds, including a number of Vanguard index and bond funds, Ibonds and 401k plan options. I own real estate, including a rental house and a farm (grain and active mineral rights). I enjoy the analysis aspect of individual stocks and am building a portfolio of dividend paying stocks, most of which were originally purchased in the 1990's thru DRP programs with regular purchases over the years.