Work hard and live frugally. But also vacation with family and live in the moment. Self-directed investor with buy and hold ambitions. Began converting IRA of ETFs to DG Stocks in early 2011. The interest began with readings here at SA especially the articles by David Van Knapp. I don't think it's the perfect investment method, but in the current zero interest rate environment it's working well for us so far. I try to spend an hour per day learning about investing. My wife and I live debt free (well, 4 years left on mortgage). We save what we can for retirement and our daughters' college funds. Investment goals: fund children's college (at least partially). Be able to retire early. My favorite SA contributors - DVK, Dave Crosetti, Bob Wells, Brad Thomas, Jeff Paul, Mike Nadel, Regarded Solutions, Ashraf Eassa and of course Chuck Carnevale. My favorite commenters - richjoy, Chowder, Gratian, mbkelly75, David Fish
Bob is retired from a career in law enforcement including more than 20 years as an instructor of Investigative Interviewing. He is a Dividend Growth investor using dividend yield from low beta stocks for income and preservation of capital. Bob has self managed his portfolio since early in 2011. He hopes to encourage discussion among those already in retirement and receiving income from their portfolios.
My curent portfolio is available here:
I believe that everyone needs a portfolio business plan.
Here's a copy of ours:: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2426965-our-retirement-portfolio-business-plan-legacy-edition-part-two
A list of Dividend Growth Safety Superstars for the past decade is available here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2255863-a-review-of-the-dividend-safety-superstars