Owen Goodenkauf, 63, is a Professional Geologist and groundwater consultant - "My investing philosophy is value-oriented, with some strategically placed bets on rapid growth. As I transition into retirement over the next several years, I have been shifting my retirement accounts from being fully invested in stock index funds to a value-driven, dividend-collecting portfolio, including a reasonable amount of reserve cash. I maintain a taxable trading account separate from my IRA, to indulge my "need for speed" and make a few fun growth plays. My mythical "kitchen cabinet" of advisors includes Buffett & Munger, Peter Lynch, Lazlo Birinyi, Jeremy Siegel, Jeff Miller, Leon Cooperman, and a few others. On "cabinet" meeting nights when reception is clear and the crystal ball is working, we try to get input from Sir John Templeton and Martin Zweig (Marty's still "very concerned.") Obviously, I think keeping a humorous perspective on things helps."