I am a new investor who will have (as part of an inheritance) the equivalent of two years of my salary to invest in the summer of 2011. I am interested mainly in building a portfolio of quality dividend paying stocks but am open to other ideas and will probably put a small percentage into more high risk/high yield positions. I have about 25 more years until retirement, with only fair job security and I will likely be self-employed at some point. I am new to long-term personal financial planning so I am all ears. I am looking forwards to moving up to the next level of wealth!