First, the good stuff. Here's my 33-stock portfolio as of Sept. 15, 2020. It is NOT equally weighted. +++ Consumer Staples (22%) -- PEP, KO, PM, MO, PG, GIS Information Technology (17%) -- MSFT, AAPL, V, MA, ADP Utilities (16%) -- WEC, PNW, SO, NEE Health Care (14%) -- JNJ, AMGN, ABBV, CVS, GILD Consumer Discretionary (11%) -- MCD, HD, SBUX, DKNG Industrial (10%) -- MMM, LHX, LMT, HON, RTX Communications Services (4%) -- T Financial (3%) -- TD REITs (2%) -- O Energy (1%) -- CVX +++ ALSO: Very small positions in AMZN, GOOGL, TSLA, FB and a few other growth stocks as I do some "playing" in a speculative basket I am slowly building. +++ ALSO: Small stakes in 31 additional companies held in the Dividend Growth 50 portfolio (http://seekingalpha.com/article/2764265-its-new-its-nifty-its-the-dividend-growth-50): AFL, BAX, BDX, CARR, CAT, CL, CLX, COP, D, DE, EMR, GE, GPC, HCP, HSY, IBM, KHC, KMB, KMI, MKC, OHI, OTIS, QCOM, SHPG, SJM, TGT, VZ, WBA, WFC, WMT, XOM. +++++++++++++++ In January 2018, I started building a real-money DGI portfolio -- the Income Builder Portfolio -- at Daily Trade Alert: http://dailytradealert.com/income-builder-portfolio/ +++++++++++++++ In June 2020, I started building a real-money, "growth and income" portfolio to raise college money for my young grandsons -- the Grand-Twins College Fund -- at Daily Trade Alert: https://dailytradealert.com/2020/06/30/i-just-bought-these-6-stocks-for-my-grand-twins-college-fund/ ++++++++++++++++++ Now, a little about me: I am a recently-turned-60 former sportswriter who was sent on a permanent vacation during the Great Recession. That sucked, but my story is not a sad one. Unlike many folks who lost their jobs, I am not in financial distress, I am not depressed and I am not bored. < My wife is a pediatric nurse with a bulletproof job and decent benefits. So after supporting her and our two kids (now grown) for most of three decades, the least she can do is support my semi-retired keister! < Because of Roberta's job situation, because we have zero debt (not even mortgage debt), because we no longer have any dependents and because we have been pretty diligent savers over the years, we are financially independent and comfortable. < Although we hold some cash, bonds and funds, my investing philosophy leans heavily toward Dividend Growth Investing. In a few years, we want to live off of our income stream, Social Security and pension payments - and therefore should not have to spend down the principal if we don't want to. To accomplish this, we invest mostly in blue-chip companies with long track records of growing dividends. We have already reached the income-stream goals I set, so I guess it's time to set some new ones! < When not researching investments and writing for Seeking Alpha, DTA and other websites, I am the girls hoops coach at Community House Middle School, one of the largest middle schools in North Carolina. Prior to that, I spent 2 years as assistant women's coach at Ardrey Kell High School and 4 years as the middle school coach at Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, where we won conference titles my last two seasons as part of our 34-4 record. I also umpire and referee youth sports. < My wife and I keep up on the doings of our now-grown kids, Katie and Ben, as well as our 3 grandkids -- twins Jack and Logan, and Owen. We also dote on our 10-year-old pup, Simmie, and cheer on our favorite teams: Marquette and the Carolina Panthers. < I still occasionally post to The Baldest Truth, the blog I initiated in 2007 -- lots of sports stuff, some politics, some personal junk -- at www.TheBaldestTruth.com.