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Chowder's 'Lost Works' Preserved By Longtime Reader Joni Repasch

Jun. 08, 2019 5:28 PM ET182 Comments
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Eric Landis


  • As a Seeking Alpha member of six-plus years, I've been amazed by the generosity of members of the dividend growth community.
  • Chowder has answered thousands of questions from less experienced investors, tirelessly sharing his wisdom of the markets.
  • One of our late members, Joni, created an archive of her favorite "Chowderisms", with the hope of sharing it with fellow dividend growth investors.
  • This article shares her work, provides some insight into her story, and hopefully helps her effort to bring some knowledge to the investing community.


Chowder, Joni, & The Dividend Growth Community

I've been a member of Seeking Alpha for over six years now, and have seen tremendous progress in my investing knowledge during that time. When I first joined, it was as a lurker, reading articles that popped up on my Yahoo Finance news feed, doing research on stocks I was interested in, or learning about different sectors of the market. I rarely commented, and rarely thought twice about others who were using the site.

Then in early 2013, I came across some articles about dividend investing, and discovered that the discussion that followed was often as valuable as the articles themselves. I heard stories from long-time investors, and how they were able to build successful portfolios of dividend paying stocks that funded their retirements.

This was when I found Chowder, and began reading about the "Project $3 Million" portfolio he was managing for his son. Being a similar age, I was quite interested in the concept of the portfolio, and it wasn't long before I decided to build one myself. In March of 2013, I sold the mutual funds in my IRA and used the funds to create my own dividend growth portfolio, which I've been writing quarterly updates on ever since.

Needless to say, Chowder has had a huge impact on me and on my future. His influence helped me to get past the urge to look for the next big thing, and instead focus on high-quality dividend-paying companies that I can partner with for the next several decades, and eventually fund my retirement with.

Chowder has continued sharing his wisdom in the years since, and while his profile page shows 18.7k comments to his name, I know it is likely multiples of that in reality, as he's deleted thousands more over the years

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Website: www.DGIfortheDIY.comA Civil Engineer, who is married with four young kids. In early 2013 I took a more active role in managing my IRA for retirement and decided to publicly share my experiences in building the portfolio. My hope is to provide a positive example for other young do-it-yourself investors as they save for retirement on a limited budget.My interest in investing mostly began in 2005 when I started up an investment club with a few friends from college and has accelerated as I've been reading and learning along the way. Since then, investing and the stock market has become a passion and favorite hobby and I've enjoyed writing about stocks and sharing ideas I have here on Seeking Alpha.My investing goals are to build a nest egg for retirement and fund college education accounts for my kids. I invest mainly in dividend-paying stocks that have shown a history of consistent growth in earnings and dividend payouts.

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